The Commissioner for Economic Development and Ibom Deep Seaport, Mr Akan Okon, has averred that when fully completed, the Ibom Deep Seaport Project would change the economic fortunes of the state.

Mr Akan Okon stated this over the weekend, during a parley with journalists in Uyo, the state capital.

The Commissioner said that the current administration of Governor Udom Emmanuel, had interest in ensuring that promising young men and women were given opportunities to excel at the Seaport.

“The Government is interested in ensuring that young men and women who are brilliant, are given opportunities to excel. Ibom Deep Seaport will unlock the hidden potentials of Akwa Ibom State”, he said.

The Commissioner revealed that efforts were being made by the state government to ensure that people are trained in relevant areas, so as to enhance their employability at the port when it is operational.

He however advised Akwa Ibom people to also position themselves to take full advantage of the project, by obtaining requisite trainings and further noted that Governor Emmanuel remained committed in his bid to opening the state.

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While lauding them for their efforts in societal development, Mr Akan Okon advised the pen pushers to discharge their duties professionally.

He urged them to avoid churning out reports that were capable of scaring potential investors away from the state.

While also suing for peace from indigenes and residents, the Commissioner said his support, loyalty and steadfastness with the current administration was undivided, stressing that the Governor would leave the state better than he met it.

The media parley was attended by newsmen across print, broadcast and social media platforms.