The member representing Ikono/Ini Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. (Obong) Emmanuel Ukpong-udo has lauded the Executive Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Udom Emmanuel for his unparalleled commitment towards the industrialisation of the State.
He gave the commendation yesterday at Ananamong, Itu Mbonuso in Ini LGA during the Commissioning of the Cocoa Fermentation and drying centre by the Deputy Governor, Mr. Moses Ekpo.
Ukpong-udo who lamented the utter neglect experienced by Ikono/Ini Federal Constituency in the hands of previous administrations applauded Governor Emmanuel for thinking it wise to bring the investment to the Constituency, describing it as a massive relief.
“Since 1999 at the inception of PDP, no Governor has visited the Constituency to commission any project apart from Governor Udom Emmanuel. When the Governor came to Ini a year and a month ago to commission the rice mill, he promised to visit Ini more regularly to commission more projects. Today he has proven himself a promise keeper and a ‘talk-and-do Governor’ by coming to commission another big economic investment project,” he said
The Federal lawmaker extended his gratitude to the Governor on behalf of Ikono/Ini people for his kindness
stressing that the growth witnessed by other fast growing economies of the world was occasioned by Cocoa investments and promotions just like Nigeria does with oil.
The over 20 industries operating in the State, the lawmaker said was testament to the Governor’s superior performance, maintaining that by the expiration of his tenure in 2023, Akwa Ibom State will be saturated with industries to compliment his campaign agenda of industrialisation. He prayed God to give His Excellency more grace to do more for the Constituency and the State at large.
In his prayers, Rep Ukpong-udo implored the Governor on behalf of the people to consider intervening on the access road leading to the center and other infrastructures relating to the project as no good investment survives without suitable infrastructure. The request was graciously assented to by the Deputy Governor, Mr. Moses Ekpo who represented the Governor at the event.