Main Cities and Towns
Abak, Etinan, Ikot Abasi, Ikot Ekpene, Itu, Mkpat, Enin, Oron, Ukanafun, Uyo, Ibiono-Ibom, and Ibeno
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- Akwa Ibom State gears to exploit mineral wealth
- Fishing opportunities in Akwa Ibom state
- Bakrie plans to invest up to $1-billion in Nigeria
- Arik Air to invest in Akwa Ibom airport
- Oil communities to receive royalties
- Government plans to transform Niger Delta into region of opportunity
- Akwa Ibom positions itself as investor friendly state
Akwa Ibom State occupies the south-east corner of Nigeria. About 60% of the population work in the agriculture sector, 25% are commercially oriented while the remaining 15% constitute the civil and public sector.
The state is endowed with various mineral resources and is the third largest producer of petroleum in Nigeria. Other resources include limestone, clay, natural gas, salt, coal, giver nitrate and glass sand.
The climate of the state allows for favourable cultivation and extraction of agricultural and forest products such as palm produce, rubber, cocoa, rice, cassava, yam, plantain, banana, maize, and timber.
Akwa Ibom State has one of the largest palm forests in the federation which harbours large varieties of wildlife.
There are quite a number of tourist attractions in the state. Notable among these is the Ibeno Beach which stretches over 330 km along the Atlantic coastline, with excellent opportunities for water sporting. Others include the Mobil Tank Farm, the Oron Museum and the Ibom Connection.
Investment opportunities abound in the state in the areas of commerce, industries, agriculture, housing, motels and tourism. The state government has given incentives for the development of medium and large scale industries.