Port Harcourt — Akwa Ibom State Governor, Deacon Udom Emmanuel, has courted investors from the United Arab Emirates, for many signature projects embarked upon by his administration, particularly the Ibom Deep Seaport project.
Governor Udom was among participants at the recently concluded 2022 Annual Investment Meeting in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, also sought for investors for the Ibom industrial estate and the science park.
The meeting was organized by the Emirates’ Ministry of Economy in conjunction with the Nigerian Governors Forum, to bring together investors and top leaders government.
The governors attended the meeting, seeking foreign direct investments of up to $15 billion from businesses and organizations in the United Arab Emirates.
Pitching the Akwa Ibom brand, particularly, the Ibom Deep Seaport, Ibom industrial estate and the science park, to the businessmen and investors at the meeting, Governor Udom said Akwa Ibom State has become Nigeria’s new investment destination.
The Governor, who informed participants that Akwa Ibom was Nigeria’s best kept secret, announced that the state remains the only state with an airline as a pointer to her uniqueness as an investment destination.
“Akwa Ibom State is the safest place to work, live and invest in Nigeria. We are investing in critical infrastructure requisite for fast tracked growth.”
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