The commissioner of science and technology, Mr Samuel John Effanga, has called on SBT-JUUL Africa, developer of Ibom Science and Technology Park, to show greater dedication and commitment to th e project to justify the huge government investment in the science park.
who made the call during an inspection visit to the park located along Uyo village road, expressed dissatisfaction on the slow pace of work at the project site, stressing that the government interest in the Science and Technology Park was borne out of Gov Akpabio's determination to transform Akwa Ibom
to a technology-driven economy.
then charged the company to double their efforts towards a speedy completion of the project.
Mr Effanga lauded the digital-model approach of the state chief executive officer in his efforts to enshrine the culture of science and information communication technology in all sectors of the state's economy and remarked that the Science and Technology Park will, on completion, attract to Akwa Ibom, multi-national companies such as Celtel and China Electronics Corporation which he said had already indicated interest in the Science and Technology Park.
This, according to the commissioner, will lead to transfer of technology, wealth creation and employment generation a situation he
said will make Akwa Ibom
a destination for scientific and technological research and development.