Akwa Ibom woos private investors, promises 24 hours power supply, others
Akwa Ibom State Government has dangled a carrot before private investors across Nigeria for a collaborative partnership in the development of Dakkada Luxury Estate.
On the list of attractive amenities put up to the private investors include: Power sub-station for a 24hrs electricity supply, a Police station for adequate security, a water treatment plant, a fire sub-station, sewage treatment and 24hrs Internet facility.
Other attractions of the Dakadda Luxury Estate are the Civic/ recreational centre, Clinic/Health centre, church, school, shopping centre, Gas plant and beautifully paved walkways lined with fruit trees.
Governor Udom Emmanuel opened up on these during a Private Investors Forum on the topic: Collaborative Partnership in Modelling Future Cities and Urban Development – The Role of the Government and Private Sectors, organized by Thinkmint Nigeria held at the Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos.
The Forum formed part of the Real Estate Discussions and Awards REDA 2022.
Represented by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Ini Ememobong, Governor Emmanuel disclosed that, the Dakkada Luxury Estate which is strategically located along the airport road near the Victor Attah International Airport for easy accessibility, is “Getaway place” for holiday and excellent luxurious habitation.
Stressing that, investors will enjoy a concessional treatment from the government, he urged all the investors at the forum to make out time, to visit the site of the Dakkada Luxury Estate in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital to have first-hand Information on the spot assessment of the estate, so as to fast track their interest in investing in real estate in Akwa Ibom.
Ememobong stated that Akwa Ibom is the safest State in the country defined by the peaceful disposition of her people and Nigeria’s best-kept secret, blessed with abundant natural and Human Resources.
Speaking, the Principal Partner of Thinkmint Nigeria, Imelda Usoro-Olaoye, expressed deep appreciation to the State Governor for attending the forum by proxy and being receptive of private sector collaboration. She also thanked the private investors for sharing their views and insights, which will certainly be beneficial to the overall development of real estate development in the state.
Themed – “Recovery” the Real Estate Discussions and Awards Forum was attended by Principal Partners/Chief Executive Officers of Alitheia Capital, UPDC Plc, Federal Housing Authority, Shelter Afrique, Nigeria Mortgage Refinancing Commission (NMRC), Stanbic IBTC, Mixta Africa, Purple Group, Urban Shelter and Eko Atlantic, among others.
Special features of the forum which was live-streamed across media platforms with over 1000 attendees across the world, were: video presentations on the Dakkada Luxury Estate and the Completion Agenda as well as an Online Keynote presentation by Mr Bruce Haswell, Board member, RICS Global Standards and Regulation Project Director, Turner and Townsend, Vienna, Austria.
Akwa Ibom State delegation to the REDA 2022 Forum at Lagos included: the Director, PRS, Ministry of Lands and Water Resources, Mrs Ime George, Head of Department, Quantity Surveying, Ministry of Housing, Surveyor Udoeyen Okon and the Director of Public Relations, Ministry of Information and Strategy, Mrs Grace Akpan.