Movement for the Survival of Izon Ethnic Nationality in the Niger Delta(MOSIEND) Akwa Ibom Chapter, has lauded the governor of the state, Deacon Udom Gabriel Emmanuel for performing the ground breaking of a gas and fertilizer plant in Eastern Obolo LGA of Akwa Ibom State.
According to MOSIEND, the ground breaking ceremony which took place on 26th of May 2021 is one of Udom’s developmental efforts aimed at industrializing the state and create employment opportunities for the youths.
Speaking after the event in Okoroinyong, the National Organizing Secretary of MOSIEND, Comrade Dimieari Festus Pepple in company of other members of MOSIEND across the state, expressed joy on the inauguration of the project, saying that it will provide employment to the teeming unemployed youths who are wallowing in the labour market.
” We want to particularly praise Governor Emmanuel Udom for his commitment towards the industrialization of Akwa Ibom State. It gladdens our heart to be witness to the groundbreaking of this gigantic project and we consider it a very big strides by the governor to create jobs for thousands of our unemployed youths. This is not the only project he has established in the state.
“Look at the Coconut industry sited in Eastern Obolo LGA were so many youths have been employed. Also, the Tomatoes industry has made tomato not to be scarce. The Syringe industry has also created so many jobs by accommodating many people. And now the gas and fertilizer plant to be sited in Eastern Obolo LGA,” he said.
Pepple appreciated the governor for creating a peaceful and harmonious environment for multinational companies and foreign investors such as Sterling Global to operate whose operational base is located in Eastern Obolo LGA of Akwa Ibom State.
Pepple who took a swipe at Sterling Global for its divide-and-rule tactics and violation of Nigeria Local Content Law as well as other operational laws, however expressed hope that the company will not thwart the governor’s good intentions in bringing development to the state.
He condemned the recent killings and burning of Police stations in Akwa Ibom State, noting that MOSIEND will continue to stand by Governor Udom’s administration in its efforts in tackling security challenges and the maintenance of peace.
He said : ” We enjoin all Akwa Ibom youths preserve the peace the state is noted for since Deacon Udom came to power and support him to sustain it.
“The peace and development we enjoy today in the state is as a result of good governance by His Excellency, Udom Emmanuel”.
He warned that Akwa Ibomites are not Biafrans and will not tolerate a situation whereby groups and individuals will want to use the state to launch their secessionist agenda, adding that Akwa Ibomites are Nigerians and believe in one Nigeria with true federal structure as enshrined in 1963 constitution.