=== (AGENDAWATCHDOG) === Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State, on Thursday, performed the groundbreaking ceremony for Giwa Gas Limited, a private investor (s) driven interest in oil and gas investments located in Eastern Obolo LGA.
Speaking at the event, Governor Emmanuel said that his administration would continue to harness the potentials of the state into viable economic opportunities for its citizenry.
”When we came into office, we promised industrialization and people were just wondering how we would do it but today, we are partnering with a lot of investors to make sure that the whole of this zone becomes a proper industrial zone, and that is why we have declared it oil and gas free trade zone”
”Again, very soon the entire swampy area would be turned into an industrial hub so that we can continue to provide jobs for our people”
”Let me also thank the community leaders who are working to ensure that you have peace in this area”.
”We are also trying to build capacities for our people so that they can take full advantage of the jobs opportunities these highly skilled sectors will offer them, rather than wait for other people to take over those jobs”.
”Very soon, we are going to start a programme called Train- the-Trainers; where we would train our people on oil and gas so that they can be able to do so much more,”he hinted.
In his remarks, the Chairman of Giwa Gas Ltd, Mr.Tony Chukwu Eke, said that his company decided to invest in Akwa Ibom because of the peaceful ambience and the numerous potentials of the state in the oil and gas sector.
PROJECTED IMPACT: The project has the potential of being a landmark project as it is estimated to become the biggest gas project in Nigeria, producing liquefied petroleum gas, which hopefully, would replace cooking gas in the south-south and south-east states.