Ibom 21-storey Smart Building almost oversubscribed – Etteh, Special Duties Commissioner
Akwa Ibom State government has said the 21-storey smart building inaugurated penultimate week by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, is almost over subscribed and such patronage may necessitate the construction a similar building in the nearest future.
The state commissioner for special duties, Mr Okpolupm Etteh, who said this while speaking with the press about the activities of his ministry, explained that so many companies coming into the state have booked for accommodation in the smart building, as such there may be no more space for those who would come later if another of such building is not urgently constructed.
“Right now, we have a whole lot of companies. That building is not even enough because the companies are interested in staying there. Like the fertilizer company in Ikot Abasi, they need an office here, while petrochemical that they want to do in Ibeno also needs an office here.
“When that building was conceived, we didn’t have ideas of all these companies. So right now the government is thinking of the phase two of that facility. It might not be 21-storey building; it might be ten floors, it might be Fifteen floors. So even if we can’t do it, the next government will do it because the demand for this office is higher than the space that is available.