25 July 2015, Uyo – Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has said that work would soon commence on the $1.5 billion petrochemical plant located in Ibeno.
While speaking with Journalists, Gov. Emmanuel said the plant whose ground breaking was performed by ex-President Goodluck Jonathan last year in Ibeno, when completed would generate a lot of employment opportunities for the people of the State.
He also said that the government had put everything in place for the take-off of the plant.
“We have done the environmental impact assessment, the Certificate of Occupancy (C-of-O) has been issued and site has been cleared and ready for work to start. Once the gas purchase agreement with ExxonMobil is finalised, work will commence immediately,” Gov. Emmanuel said.