The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, has said that the State is an investors’ Haven with beautiful topography and an enticing coastal landscape suitable for various business concern.
Governor Emmanuel stated this while interacting with the Consul General of United States Of America in Nigeria, Mr John Bray, during a courtesy visit at the Executive Council Chamber, Government House, Uyo.
He said that Nigeria has had an enduring economic collaboration with the United States and sued for increased bilateral relationship with the American investors.
Governor Emmanuel said that the state has laid the necessary infrastructure with an International Airport undergoing expansion for cargo Aircraft adding that the state is blessed with arable land suitable for Agriculture while the coastal areas is suitable for seaport and other downstream development and solicited partnershp to break new grounds in accordance with International best practice.
He assured the Consul General of good road infrastructure across the Local Government Areas of the state which he said are habitable by hospitable citizens.
Earlier the Consul General John Bray said that he was in the state to identify areas of investments and assured that investors from his home Country are ready to invest in the state provided security, transparency in transaction and democratic principles are guaranteed and assured that his country is looking forward to more bilateral cooperation with Nigeria.
Earlier at a special Gala Night held where the American Envoy was treated to the best Akwa Ibom hospitality and delicacies, Governor Emmanuel lauded the United States Of America for their investments in the Oil sector, Airlines Operation and other trade links saying the investment has given a boost to the Nigerian economy by creating employment.
He thanked the Consul General for the visit saying that it will enable them to identify other areas of economic transaction in view of the abundant economic and human potentials in Akwa Ibom and prayed for the best candidate to emerge as President of America In the forthcoming election.
Mr John Bray expressed appreciation to the government and people of Akwa Ibom state for the honour done him and members of his entourage and particularly lauded the DAKKADA CREED as being inspirational.
The Consul General who said he has been in Nigeria for a long time in various post of responsibility described Akwa Ibom as the most peaceful states in the country with a congenial business environment and congratulated the state government for the available infrastructure.