Akwa Ibom gov laments marginalization by FG

Nigerian Concord Newspaper

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibon state has expressed regret that his state, despite sitting on about 36.1per cent of Nigeria’s oil and gas reserve, has no single investment by the federal government to show for it, ranging from the upstream to the downstream sector.

Emmanuel spoke when a delegation from the Oil and Gas Free Zone Authority (OGFZA) led by its new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Senator Tijjani Kaura, paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House, Uyo on Tuesday.

He also said the state deserves to be given pride of place in the allotment of acrued benefits of the nation’s petroleum sector, considering her enormous stakes and contributions to the nation’s economy through the oil and gas sector.

He congratulated Senator Kaura on his recent appointment to succeed Mr. Umana Okon Umana who is currently the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, reassured his administration’s committment to its relationship with OGFZA
especially in expediting the realization of the State’s Liberty Oil and Gas Free Zone.

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