The first boat Made In Akwa Ibom will soon enter service
With the development of navigation in the framework of the completion program of the Governor of Udom Emmanuel.
The Liberty Free Trade Zone license and the Ibom Deep Seaport license, recently acquired thanks to Mr Emmanuel’s ingenuity, signal the state’s willingness to become a melting point in the shipping industry.
Subsequently, the Akwa Ibom pier became the first Oruk Anam shipyard capable of producing emergency ships, cargo ships, ferries and barges.
The offshore shipyard Norfin, located in the local government of Oruk Anam, is ready to launch its first Nigerian-made ship on January 23, 2021. His Excellency Mr. Oudom Emmanuel will be on the beach to report this and further open up the view for others to the national youth team.
Charles Udonwa, a ship merchant born in Akwa Ibom and president of the shipyard, has pledged that the factory, which currently employs 85 people, will employ more than 3,000 young people in the next three years.
Members of the Government House media team, including the Special Assistant to the Governor for Media (Research and Documentation), Mr. Essien Nduezo, visited the shipyard to assess the progress of the plant.
Leading the structure team, President and CEO of Ingres. Udonwa explained that the finishing touches were made on the ship by the company’s technical department so that over the next week the ship would be dressed in a new look, ready to be launched at sea.
The group also included Special Assistant to the Governor for ICT Ingres. Solomon Eyo and Special Assistant to the Governor for Project Monitoring, Ms. Josephine Bassey, and members of the Research and Documentation Team.
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