The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, has flagged off the construction of a coconut oil factory in the state as part of activities to mark his two years in office.
The governor, who described coconut oil as a most sought-after product globally, said the factory when ready would catapult the state to a global market and boost the industrialisation agenda of the state government.
He warned that any village that opposed the execution of the coconut factory through attack on the contractors handling the project risked withdrawal of the certificate of the village head/ paramount ruler.
He was quoted as saying that the host communities would be the primary beneficiaries of the factory. The governor also went ahead to inspect a syringe factory being managed by Jubilee Syringe Manufacturing Company, noting that the factory was a billion naira investment and had the highest capacity for production of syringes in Africa.
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