The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel says his administration will give maximum support to interested foreign investors to ensure the safety of their investment in the state.

Governor Emmanuel gave the assurance when the Consul General of the United States of America visited him at the Government House, Uyo.

Describing the state as a virgin land blessed with abundant human and natural resources yet to be harnessed, Governor Emmanuel noted that apart from the abundant oil and gas reserves, the agricultural sector presents great opportunities for profitable investment in the state.

He said that his administration is founded on accountability and transparency in line with global best practices, adding that the state has put basic infrastructure in place to support accelerated economic development.

The Consul General of the United States of America, John Bray, said that his teamís visit was aimed at identifying investment opportunities available in the state with a view to furthering the age long collaboration existing between Nigeria and his country.

He listed security, reliable infrastructure, transparency and accountability in line with global economic practices as fundamental to successful business.