24th September, 2021
After completing a 21-storey state-of-the-art Dakkada Tower, Akwa Ibom said it is building an international worship centre.
Governor Udom Emmanuel announced this today at the commissioning of the Dakkada Tower in Uyo.
The Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo performed the ceremony.
Then Emmanuel said he would soon call the Vice-President to open the worship centre.
A fitting invitation it shall be as Osinbajo is also a pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God.
Osinbajo said the 21-Storey Dakkada Tower was among the tallest buildings in West Africa.
He said that the oil and gas companies should find it entirely auspicious to relocate their administrative headquarters to Uyo.
“This tower is state of the art, with the latest technology, developed for an efficient and smart world.
“I heard that some IOCs have expressed intentions. I am glad to know that the investment in the Dakkada Tower was already yielding fruits,” Osinbajo said.
He said the completion of the Dakkada Tower would address the paucity of accommodation for the IOCs in the state.
“My opinion on the 21-storey Dakkada tower is that, it complements the government’s effort at creating an enabling environment for investments to thrive in the state.
“It is a catalyst for the private sector, I commend the governor for his industrialisation agenda”, the Vice president said.
He said the industrialisation drive in Akwa Ibom was significantly one of the centrepieces of the Federal Government’s economic agenda.
Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom described the Dakkada Tower as ‘the smartest, intelligent, most modern building’ Nigeria can boast of today, in Akwa Ibom.
He advised the International Oil Companies (IOCs) to relocate to Uyo and secure offices in the 21-Storey Dakkada Tower, as it was ready to accommodate them.
“The oil companies were complaining that they didn’t have office accommodation, that has ended today,” Emmanuel said.
He said his administration was spearheading innovations that would create revenues and jobs, in order to put the state on the world map.
The governor commended the Vice President for consistently showing Akwa Ibom people love.
Mr Okpolukpom Etteh, the State Commissioner for Special Duties, said the Tower is sited on a 48,000 square metre of land, with a 400 capacity car park.
It is defined by an increased automation and integration, advanced electronic and information technologies.
It also has an integrated structure, with a system, service, energy efficient and management, with an enhanced connectivity through wired and wireless networks and advanced sensor systems.