Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom has said that his administration will work hard to industrialise the state, so as to boost earnings and improve the quality of life.
Mr. Emmanuel said his dream was to make Akwa Ibom Nigeria’s largest economy, just as California is the United States of America’s biggest economy.
“If the State of California which is a part of the Continental USA is the sixth largest economy in the world and where, as the saying goes ‘where California goes is where America goes’ we too, can make Akwa Ibom State, a large economy in Africa, with a GDP larger than some African countries,” Mr. Emmanuel said, in a broadcast on Friday to mark the 29th anniversary of the state’s creation.
“That is my dream and that’s what propels me.”
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