The Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO), Akwa Ibom State Branch has advised the people of Akwa Ibom State not to scare away public and private investors who have indicated interest to invest in projects in Akwa Ibom State.
This advice comes on the heels of the controversies surrounding the name and location of the Ibom Deep Seaport project approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) for the State.
The CLO, in a Press Release signed by its State Chairman and State Secretary, Otuekong Franklyn Isong and Barr. Christopher Ekpo, respectively, and made available to newsmen in Uyo, urged officials of government and the people of Oron federal constituency to sheathe their swords and forge a way forward.
The international human rights organisation called on the people of Oron federal constituency to support the realisation of the Ibom Deep Seaport project in their interest and in the overall interest of the people of Akwa Ibom State and Nigeria at large.
The CLO stated that it is disturbed at the negative impacts the ongoing media war, accentuated by claims and counter-claims, would have not just on the Ibom Deep Seaport project but on the peace, unity and development of Akwa Ibom State.
The good governance group viewed the ongoing controversies as unnecessary distractions that could lead to a breach of the peace and hamper governance if not immediately halted.
The CLO called on the people of Oron federal constituency and the people of other communities in Akwa Ibom State to brace up and acquire relevant skills ahead of the commencement of the Ibom Deep Seaport project.