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HNG Boss, Mark Essien Proposes for a Restructure of Akwa Ibom State into Two-Well Planned Cities


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Mr Mark Essien, Founder Hotels.NG

Mr Mark Essien, the Founder of one Africa’s biggest online hotel booking portal, HotelsNG has proposed for a restructuring of Akwa Ibom State into two-well planned cities.

Mark, a tech guru who is a native of Ikot Ekpene Local Government Area of the State in a Facebook post suggested a ‘Centrral City’ and a ‘Port City’, both which will connect about 3 to 4 local government areas, while converting the rest of the land for commercial agriculture.

The post read:

“My proposal on how to re-structure Akwa Ibom. Two big, well-planned cities – Central City connecting Abak, Ikot Ekpene and Uyo and Port City, connecting Eket, Oron and the new Deep Seaport. The rest of the land should be converted to commercial agriculture – mostly Oil Palm, Cassava and Commercial fishing. Instead of doing 100 things on a small scale, we do a few things but do them very well.”

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a map of Mark’s proposed two-well developed cities

Many consider this a lofty idea and hope the government will adopt it, but do you think this will help fast-track the development of this Southern Nigerian State which in many quarters has been considered the fastest growing State in the region?

Written by Prince Simeon

Goldenchyld is the Head Publicist and Blogger at Hypestation Nigeria. He has interest that cuts across lifestle, tech, music and other things that affect everyday living. Follow him on Twitter @goldenchylduno and @goldenchyld_ on Instagram

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