He recently revealed this when the Minister of State, Mines and Steel Development, Dr Uchechukwu Ogah, paid him a visit on Thursday, at Government House, Uyo.
According to him, the steps taken by the Federal Government can best be described as positive steps in the interest of the country and the masses.
He added that the Akwa Ibom State Government will partner with FG to make sure the Aluminium factory comes back to life as soon as possible.
His words, “As a state, we are willing to give all the necessary support so that the project can actually come on stream. Trust that we will work together and we will make it work, it is in the interest of the country, it is in the interest of the masses, it will help our economy.”
“I am going to visit ALSCON to look at the activities there. The President has mandated that ALSCON should be reactivated as soon as possible, so we believe that before the end of this administration ALSCON will be running. A lot of approvals have been gotten from the Federal Executive Council, a concession for the utilization of gas, so I believe with all the efforts put in place ALSCON will be a glorious outcome.”
“It’s a growing concern and we believe that they will be sorted out as we keep progressing we believe that based on the intervention from the Federal Government all the legal issues will be resolved soon.”
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Udom Gabriel Emmanuel (born 11 July 1966) is the governor of Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria, in office since 29 May 2015. He contested for the office of governor in the April 2015 elections on the platform of People’s Democratic Party. He was re-elected as the governor of Akwa Ibom State on 29 May 2019.
Udom Gabriel Emmanuel was born on July 11, 1966, into the family of Ette Teacher Gabriel Emmanuel Nkenang, a native of Awa Iman in Onna Local Government, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. He rose from being a Sunday school leader at United Evangelical Church (QIC) (formerly Qua Iboe Church) to become a bank director. Emmanuel and his family are strong members of United Evangelical Church (QIC), Nigeria.
Emmanuel served as an audit manager of Price Waterhouse Coopers. He is an associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria. He served as chief financial officer of Zenith Bank Plc.
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