Akwa Ibom State Government is seeking the partnership of private investors across Nigeria in the development of Dakkada Luxury Estate.
Already, the state government has put in place facilities that it believes will attract investors. And these are the power substation for a 24hrs electricity supply; a Police station for adequate security; a Water treatment plant; a Fire substation and sewage treatment and 24hrs Internet facility.
Other attractions of the Dakadda Luxury Estate are a civic/recreational centre, Clinic/Health centre, church, school, shopping centre, Gas plant and beautifully paved walkways lined with fruit trees.
Governor Udom Emmanuel, the state Governor, disclosed this during a Private Investors Forum on the topic, Collaborative Partnership in Modelling Future Cities and Urban Development – The Role of the Government and Private Sectors, organised by Thinkmint Nigeria held at the Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos.
The Forum formed part of the Real Estate Discussions and Awards REDA 2022.
Represented by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Ini Ememobong, Governor Emmanuel disclosed that, the Dakkada Luxury Estate, which is strategically located along the airport road near the Victor Attah International Airport for easy accessibility, is a “Getaway place” for holidays and excellent for luxurious habitation.
He stressed that investors would enjoy a concessional treatment by the government, urging all the investors at the forum to make out time, to visit the site of the Dakkada Luxury Estate in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital to have first-hand information and on-the-spot assessment of the estate, so as to fast track their interest in investing in real estate in Akwa Ibom.
Ememobong stated that Akwa Ibom, which is the safest State in the country, is defined by the peaceful disposition of her people and Nigeria’s best-kept secret, blessed with abundant natural and Human Resources.
Speaking, the Principal Partner of Thinkmint Nigeria, Imelda Usoro-Olaoye, expressed deep appreciation to the governor for being receptive to private sector collaboration. She also thanked the private investors for sharing their views drive in the state.
Themed – “Recovery” the Real Estate Discussions and Awards Forum was attended by Principal Partners/Chief Executive Officers of Alitheia Capital, UPDC Plc, Federal Housing Authority, Shelter Afrique, Nigeria Mortgage Refinancing Commission (NMRC), Stanbic IBTC, Mixta Africa, Purple Group, Urban Shelter and Eko Atlantic, among others.
Special features of the forum which was live-streamed across media platforms with over 1000 attendees across the world were: video presentations on the Dakkada Luxury Estate and the Completion Agenda as well as an Online Keynote presentation by Mr. Bruce Haswell, Board member, RICS Global Standards and Regulation Project Director, Turner and Townsend, Vienna, Austria.
Akwa Ibom State delegation to the REDA 2022 Forum at Lagos included: the Director, PRS, Ministry of Lands and Water Resources, Mrs. Ime George, Head of Department, Quantity Surveying, Ministry of Housing, Surveyor Udoeyen Okon and the Director of Public Relations, Ministry of Information and Strategy, Mrs. Grace Akpan.