Akwa Ibom State Governor Mr. Udom Emmanuel has been named as an excellent manager of both human and material resources, particularly in his attempts to transform the state from a completely civil service state into a cutting-edge industrial hub in Nigeria.
Comrade Ini Ememobong, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, expressed his gratitude, answering questions from the media, recently in Uyo.
Ememobong said his praise followed the governor’s demonstration of a tremendous ability to harness the potential and mobilize resources to stimulate the local economy through the initiation of vital projects in various sectors of the economy.
While the state spokesman echoed the Emmanuel administration’s accomplishments in infrastructure, industrialization, and agriculture, he also stressed that the governor’s activities continue to attract the attention of both local and international players, thereby strategically elevating the state to a place where you can count. in terms of good governance.
According to Ememobong, “The main goal of this administration is to ensure that eighty percent of what we consume in the state is sourced and produced locally, so we can channel our money back and forth and stimulate our domestic economy.”
“Through the industrialization of the state, which is the main program of Governor Emmanuel’s completion program, the goal is to create employment opportunities for people to get paid work in order to increase their income as well as their purchasing power, which is a major factor. ways to maintain a healthy GDP ”.
Meanwhile, on another occasion, Orascom Properties CEO and freelance journalist Mr. Majid Dahiru, while serving as a guest analyst on AIT TV’s Kakaaki morning television program, recently described Akwa Ibom as “an exceptional fortune.” …
In a retrospective analysis of issues related to self-generated income, the IGR, and the ongoing campaigning by some state governors for direct control over VAT payments, Dahiru urged all state leaders to be creative. investing in critical sectors of the economy in order to increase their income base.
In Dahiru’s words, “Apart from distributing revenues from the federal government, all other state governors have largely refused to do business, except for Akwa Ibom.”
“There is an airline in Akwa Ibom state today, and if you talk to industry players and even passengers, they will tell you that the best airline flying in the Nigerian skies today is the state-owned Ibom Air.”
“For the state government to be able to operate an airline like Ibom Air, this means that every time someone flies an airline from anywhere, you pay something to the Akwa Ibom government treasury, so the state earns income from the airline in addition to crude oil revenues, which is what states should start doing now, and over time, states will become less dependent on crude oil revenues. ”
The veteran journalist also urged other state governments to start applying the same model as Akwa Ibom, which he said will help them fully participate in the production process in order to generate external revenues without being overly dependent on the federal government. financing.