By Emmanuel Ayungbe
UYO—Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Charles Udoh, has said that Governor Udom Emmanuel hsd changed the narrative of the state from its civil service orientation to an industrialised one.
Udoh, who stated this Thursday in Uyo, while playing host to members of the management board of Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos, added that the governor was blazing the trail in capital investments and diversification of the economy of the state.
According to Udoh, “The fortunes of the state have received a boost as the governor has catapulted the economy to enviable heights by attracting huge capital private sector investments to the state in agriculture, industrialization and tourism.”
He commended the management board of Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos, for their foresight in embarking on tour of states of the federation to gather useful and relevant materials to boost the national trade and international business centre in Lagos, emphasizing that with such a catalogue of materials, Nigeria will be able to present a robust national trade and tourism package that will make the country compete favourably with her counterparts globally.
The delegates from the management board of the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos, led by Umar Joseph, Head of Commercial Services in the company of Njoku N.N. Director, Property/Technical Services, had informed the Information Commissioner that, they were in the ministry to gather relevant materials on Akwa Ibom State that can boost national trade and International business including investment and tourism potentials of the state.
The team commended the pro-active nature of the ministry and its resourcefulness, disclosing that, the ministry has proved its mettle as the information machinery and image managing organ of Akwa Ibom State Government, from the volume of materials collated from the ministry and the functional website of the state under the supervision of the ministry.