Akpabio Announces $1.8 Billion Methanol Plant in Akwa Ibom
The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Chief Godswill Akpabio has announced that as
part of the industrialization program of his administration, a Methanol plant
estimated to cost $1.8billion is to be established in the state.
The Governor made this known during the Town Hall Forum at the 27th Annual
Convention of Akwa Ibom State Association of Nigeria, AKISAN, held in
Scottsdale, Arizona , USA,
He said that President Goodluck Jonathan would perform the ground breaking
ceremony for the project on Thursday 14 August.
Chief Godswill Akpabio while calling on Akwa Ibom people at home and in
the diaspora to eschew ethnicity and join hands to build a state that will meet the
expectations of its founding fathers, insisted that no enduring legacy can be built on the
platform of ethnicity.
Chief Akpabio enumerated the achievements recorded by his administration
in the past seven years and said though he has not done all he would have loved to do,
he was happy that he would leave Akwa Ibom far better than he met it.
He said that at the end of his tenure he would leave behind strong
legacies that must be maintained by his successor for the sustained development of the
In the area of health care, Chief Akpabio said that the 300-bed Specialist
hospital located at Ekit Itam was nearing completion ,stating that over 400 health
professionals would be engaged, out of which 157 will be sourced from outside
Nigeria. He urged Akwa Ibom people in the diaspora who have the required
expertise to return and serve in the hospital which he said would be run at
international standard with attractive remunerations.
Chief Akpabio commended the leadership and members of AKISAN for holding
the annual convention to bring Akwa Ibom people together.
In his welcome address the National President of AKISAN Mr Emmanuel Isong
thanked governor Akpabio for his consistent support to the organisation since his
assumption of office. He said he had worked hard to unite Akwa Ibom people and open more
chapters of AKISAN in the USA He expressed optimism that the relationship
of the organisation with the government would continue to blossom in the years to
Governor Akpabio was accompanied by some members of the national assembly,
Speaker and members of the state House of Assembly, Secretary to the state
government, Mr Udom Emmanuel, Commissioners, State Chairman of PDP, Obong Paul Ekpo,
political and business leaders, local government chairmen as well as other
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