By Tom Moses
UYO—Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has charged youths of the state to explore the abundant economic potentials in the state to create wealth for sustainability and self-reliance.
Governor Emmanuel gave the charge during the launch of Akwa Ibom Enterprise and Employment Scheme, AKEES, held yesterday at Ibom Hall, Uyo. He noted that God has endowed the state with enormous human and natural resources that could be utilised by the people to grow the economy and earn a living.
He described the scheme as an answer to the yearnings of Nigerians for the emergence of small and medium scale industrialisation programmes as is done in other developing nations, stressing that it came at a time the nation was battling with economic recession by exploring other means of generating revenue following the decline in the oil revenue at the international market.