The Special Assistant to Governor Udom Emmanuel on New Media, Aniekeme Finbarr has advised detractors to eschew further de-marketing of Akwa Ibom state in the media on grounds that it works at cross purpose with the aim of the Governor to attract investors to the state.
Finbarr in a live interview on Monday, August 31, 2020 on a radio programme, said that constructive criticisms are rather welcomed.
Reacting to Femi Fani Kayode’s visit, he said that the Former Minister, during the tour to project sites lauded the Infrastructural projects in the state which had been criticized by some Akwa Ibomites as non-existent.
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“Under 48 hours he was able to see and make confessions about what he saw at the factories, from machines moving to raw materials into processed goods, from one stage of production to the other, this cannot be possibly be stage managed”.
“Manufacturing of syringes, the meters at the metering solution, plywood, flour at the kings flour mill, this is the direction Nigeria should go”, he explained.
He restated the stands of the former Aviation Minister that the peace in Akwa Ibom state has attracted investors to the state, emphasizing that the Governor has constantly fought cultism which in turn creates an enabling environment.
“His excellency proscribed cultism without considering sacred cows involved, he made them face full weight of the law”.
The media boss furthered that, FFK during the tour Independently acted to ascertain necessary information about production in those factories without interference of any form and was pleased to see that all factories where working efficiently.
He also appealed to journalists to forgive the former Minister who also apologized for the outburst against a journalist in Calabar.
Credit: Mercy Udo