- Akwa Ibom State will on Monday begin the construction of a plant to assemble luxury cars, ambulances and fire trucks in the state.
- The move, according to a statement on Friday, is part of the efforts of the new administration to harness the various resources in the state to achieve total industrialisation.
- The Governor, Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, had on Thursday declared open a retreat for the newly appointed members of his cabinet which is aimed at intimating them with the vision of the new leadership in the state.
- According to the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Ekerete Udoh, the retreat, which is focused on industrialisation, will appraise ways to build on the legacies of the former Governor of the State, Godswill Akpabio and keep the state’s sound footing for economic development.
“On Monday, July 13, a technical committee on Foreign Direct Investment will be inaugurated while a ground breaking ceremony for the construction of a plant to assemble luxury cars, ambulances and fire trucks in Itu will also hold same day,” he said.