Akwa-Ibom Sets Up Committee to Boost FDI

Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom has set up 11-member Technical Committee to boost and manage Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) for the State.
This is contained in a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Ekerete Udoh. The statement said the committee was expected to devise modalities to open up the state for investors.
It added that the committee was part of efforts to fulfil the governor’s electioneering promises on industrialisation of the state.
It named Mr Gabriel Ukpeh, a Partner and Risk Quality Leader for Africa at Price Water House Cooper, as Chairman of the committee.
The members are: Mr Offong Ambah, Dr Elijah Akpan, Mr Ini Urua, Mr Akan Udofia, Mr Andrew Jason, Mr Udeme Ufot and Mrs Offiong Ejindu. Others are: Mr Larry Esin and the state Commissioner for Investments, Commerce and Industry. The Secretary of the committee is Mr Victor Bob.
The statement quotes the governor as expecting the appointees to deploy their vast contacts and interactions within international financial and investment circles to attract investments to the state.

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