A’ibom automobile assembling plant’ll boost economy – Govt

Marcus Amudipe
Marcus Amudipe


The Akwa Ibom State Government has promised that the automobile assembly and production facility in the Itu Local Government Area’s Ikot Ukap Itam will improve the state’s economy.

According to Vanguard,this was disclosed by the commissioner for Economic Development, Mr Emem Bob, during the facility inspection over the week.

Bob, whose ministry oversees the project for the vehicle assembly facility, emphasized that the current administration was dedicated to seeing assembled cars made at the MIMSHAC-Merkavim plant start to travel Nigerian roads soon.

He commended Governor Udom Emmanuel for his support in seeing the project through since he laid the cornerstone and in especially for his tireless efforts in bringing viable enterprises into the State.

“I want to assure Akwa Ibom people that the automobile assembling Company is on course. I have discussed with the management and they have given us commitment that between March and April, this year 2023, that the cars would be available in the market for purchase.

” I also assure you that this Government will test run and commission the vehicles. And government is optimistic that when fully operational, this automobile plant being constructed, will create massive job and business opportunities for Akwa Ibom people, to boost the state’s economy .

“The procedures for Akwa Ibom indigenes recruited by the company, for oversee training have been concluded and we hope that some youths would be taken off the Streets,” he said.

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