Governor Udom Emmanuel made this known while addressing indigenes on the aegis of Akwa Ibom State Community, AKISCOM, in Lagos. He said that the government was doing a lot on the seaport to ensure that the potentials within the coastal line, which is a major asset to the area, is fully utilised to enhance economic growth and development.
According to him, “We are training our people on the modern technology in cocoa farming because cocoa generates more revenue in the international market than crude oil.
“Our target in the long-run is to make Akwa Ibom the hub of cocoa production in the entire West African sub-region.
“The second runway project is an asset capable of generating returns to enhance the license of cargo operations in our airport. Our strategy is to design the terminal to meet international standard specifications,” he added.