Akwa Ibom State Government says it is set to partner Innoson Motors, Nigeria’s first indigenous auto manufacturing company to provide palliatives in the area of transportation for its citizens.
This is the first public move by Governor Umo Eno to ameliorate the plight of the people following the removal of fuel subsidy,
The plan came public when the Chairman, Chief Innocent Chukwuma,CON, and other top management staff of the company paid a courtesy visit on the Governor at Government House, Uyo on Thursday.
Chukwuma promised to partner the State Government to ensure that the groans of the people, which is nationwide, arising from the removal of fuel subsidy is ameliorated.
In his words “I have followed you, Your Excellency, within the media space since your inauguration, and I want to say it here that, you have done so well.
“I was moved by your story, which is also my story, that we can all Arise and be that, which God had destined us to be.
“I will work with you. We will come here, and open an auto workshop and collaborate with you, especially in the transportation sector.
In his remarks, Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Umo Eno applauded Chief Chukwuma for his ingenuity and ‘can-do spirit ‘ which has seen him establish the first indigenous auto manufacturing company.
“Your story is very inspiring and it ties into our ARISE Agenda, that we can be all that we desire if we put in the right amount of work, be focused, disciplined and have eyes fixed on success.
“We will work with your company, as we explore ways and means of alleviating the plight of our people in the area of transportation as a result of the removal of fuel subsidy.
“We feel the pains of our people and we are committed to providing palliatives to ease their pain, and we are happy to collaborate with you.
“I am an apostle of supporting homegrown talents and products and you are a true national pride”, the Governor said.