The Chairman of the Akwa Ibom Investment Corporation, Aki-Corp, Dr. Elijah Akpan has dismissed insinuations in some quarters that the state government is trying to duplicate the functions of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Renewal.
Dr. Akpan who is just back from the United States of America where he spent his Christmas holidays stated this while fielding questions on an AKBC programme, “Democracy 45”.
He explained that both the Ministry of Housing and Urban Renewal and AKICORP are two separate entities with different budgets and parallel roles.
On allegations by some Uyo based tabloids on his status in the United States of America, Dr. Akpan described such insinuations as baseless as he recently preached in his church during his visit last December.
Dr. Akpan averred that he has never been declared wanted anywhere in the world mentioning that he will not be distracted from his responsibilities which is to assist the Governor in the quest to industrialize the state in order to create jobs, wealth and ultimately ensure prosperity for the citizenry.