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IbomFest’ll promote foreign investment —Gov Emmanuel

By Anozie Egole & Iyabo Aina

UYO—Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has said that the state’s maiden heritage festival, tagged IbomFest 2016, will help attract foreign investments to the state.

Speaking at the unveiling of the event at Government House, Uyo, Governor Emmanuel said: “I believe that this event will promote foreign direct investment vis-à-vis foreign exchange from visiting tourists, create opportunity for establishment of trade relations with states and countries that will participate in the event, generate employment through involvement of men and women, youths, artistes, arts/crafts vendors, transporters, food vendors, hoteliers and others.

“The event, which is in the spirit of Dakkada philosophy, is positioned to contribute significantly towards the enhancement of the revenue base of the state and yield positive harvests to the people and government of the state.”


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