- Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has assured the people of the state that work would soon begin on the $1.5 billion petrochemical plant located in Ibeno.
- The Governor was optimistic when he told Journalists in the state that the plant, when completed would generate a lot of employment opportunities for the people of the State.
“We have done the environmental impact assessment, the Certificate of Occupancy (C-of-O) has been issued and site has been cleared and ready for work to start. Once the gas purchase agreement with ExxonMobil is finalized, work will commence immediately,”
- Gov. Emmanuel said.He also said that the government has put everything in place for the take-off of the plant, noting that the ground breaking was performed by ex-President Goodluck Jonathan last year.
- Source: Daily Independent