Akwa Ibom State Governor, Pastor Umo Eno has ordered the relocation of ‘Golden Tripod Limited,’ a Chinese company along Ikot Ekpene road, Uyo to the Ibom Industrial Park in Itam, Itu Local Government Area of the State.

Governor Eno, who gave the order while flagging off the construction of a 2.2Km Tabernacle Road project, off Ikot Ekpene road, called for a detailed investigation into the activities of the company, which is being accused of causing environmental pollution through their activities.

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The governor said it was wrong for companies to be sited in the middle of a city, recounting the environmental and health hazards the emissions were causing in the city.

He said. “Commissioner for Environment and Commissioner for Internal security, I want to have a report on what this factory manufactures in the next 48 hours.


“I understand that there are always serious emissions around here. Please first of all find out what they do and immediately relocate them to the industrial park. It is not proper to cite factories in the middle of a city”, he stated.

He urged investors establishing industries in the State to utilize the industrial park, assuring that with the new innovations from the government, the park will provide a veritable environment for industries to thrive.

“What we are saying is that those who are ready to establish industries should come and analyse the kind of industry they intend to create. They will tell us the time frame and the number of people that will be employed, and we will then allocate lands for them.

“We are going to fence it round. We will put a police station there, we are going to get a power station to be there, we will make water available too. It will be like any industrial park anywhere in the world so that when we look at your project, we can allocate land for you there”, he added.



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