Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbajo has told International Oil Companies (IOCs) in Akwa Ibom state to relocate their head offices from elsewhere in the country to the capital city of Uyo. The 64-year-old lawyer said that with the completion of the Dakkada Tower – a 21-storey building erected to accommodate multinational companies operating in Akwa Ibom – and the peaceful nature of the oil-rich state, the IOCs should consider moving to the Land of Promise.
The Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osibanjo commissioned the tallest building in South-South and southeast of Nigeria, the 21 stories Dakkada Tower, described as a celebration of vision. Many might be asking themselves the economic importance of the tower to the people of Akwa Ibom state.
Akwa Ibom Governor Udom Emmanuel has revealed that the 21 storey Dakkada Tower is one hundred percent complete, awaiting commissioning. He stated this Friday, June 11, during an interaction with members of the State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) at the Banquet Hall, Government House, Uyo.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has described the Dakkada Tower in Uyo as the most technologically advanced building in the country. The former President stated this during an inspection tour of the building yesterday. The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Comrade Ini Ememobong while disclosing this to the Press after the inspection said, the former President Olusegun Obasanjo was accompanied on the tour by Governor Udom Emmanuel and wife, Dr. Martha Udom Emmanuel as well as members of the State
Since his emergence as the Executive Governor of Akwa-Ibom State, Mr Udom Emmanuel has invested enormous energy, business contracts, and resources in industrializing the state. And one of the results of his desire to make the state into an investment hub of Nigeria is the 21 smart storey building located in the central business district of Uyo.
Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel has said the ongoing International Worship Centre project is “an altar for our God, even for generations yet unborn”.