Akwa Ibom state has declared its readiness to partner with Innoson Motors company in transportation.
This was disclosed by the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Pastor Umo Eno.
According to him, this is part of measures to cushion the effect of fuel subsidy removal.
The governor made this known when the management of Innoson Motors Company, led by the Chairman, Chief Innocent Chukwuma (CON), paid a courtesy call on him at the Government House, Uyo, to seek the state’s partnership.
The governor said:
“Your story is very inspiring. It ties into our A.R.I.S.E 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 in supporting homegrown talents and products, and you are a true national pride.”
Meanwhile, in his remarks, the Chairman of Innoson Motors, Innocent Chukwuma, lauded Governor Eno for his people-centric approach to governance and his populist gestures.
“I have followed you, Your Excellency, within the media space since your inauguration.
“And I want to say 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,” he added.