29th July, 2023
Anthony Ani, the Minister of Finance under the government of late Nigerian military dictator, Gen. Sani Abacha, has revealed plans to build a new palace and establish a vehicle assembly factory that will employ 1,000 people in Efik Kingdom of Cross River State.
Ani revealed his plans when members of Ikoneto Community paid him a solidarity visit on Friday in Calabar.
According to Ani, the vehicle assembly factory was one of his plans to bring prosperity to the people.
He said he would use his wealth of experience to change the narrative of the people who had to contend with various adversities.
“I will bring a new palace, starting from this year, that will contain all that we need; we will not complain but we will do things to let people know that we are rising.
“We must make our youths have jobs, make you happy in your houses by making jobs available.
“A big factory is underway in Odukpani that will employ 1,000 people and will commence soon.
“I will make jobs available in your community so you don’t need to come out of your community,” he stated.
On the Obongship tussle, he said the Ikoneto people had been marginalised since 1973 when an accord was signed.