Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state has solicited the support of members of the National Assembly from the South East zone in the actualization of the Enyimba Economic City Project of his administration.
Governor Ikpeazu was speaking at the Governor’s Lodge Aba while receiving in audience, members of the South East caucus of the House of Representatives. He revealed the importance of the Economic City project to the South East, explaining that it would among other things provide about 700, 000 jobs for the people of the South East.
The Governor in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Sir Onyebuchi Ememanka made available to ABN TV, equally said that he needs the assistance of the legislators in ensuring that Ikot-Ekpene – Aba road, Ikot-Ekpene-Umuahia road and other Federal roads in Abia State are fixed to grant more access roads to traders and business men that flood the State. He informed that Abia State suffers massive devastation because of erosion menace challenging it, regretting that the State has not gotten ecological fund to help. He lamented that Abia State has lost schools and buildings to erosion.
He used the opportunity to inform them of his efforts in promoting Made in Aba Products, informing that the Automated Shoe Factory built for the Aba shoe makers would be commissioned soon. He equally explained the reason behind building roads in the State with Cement Pavement Technology, saying that it makes the roads to last.
Governor Ikpeazu, who commended the federal legislators for visiting him described the visit as most strategic and assured that his brother Governors would comply with their proposal of collaborations.
Earlier in their speeches, the leader of the delegation and Deputy Chief Whip of the House of Representatives, Hon. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha and the Deputy Minority Leader, Hon. Toby Okechukwu said they came to appreciate the works of the Governor in the State and to seek collaborations with him to develop the South East. They assured of their readiness to partner him in the development of the State.
They commended the Enyimba Economic City Project of Governor Ikpeazu and his infrastructural development programs as well as the promotion of Made in Aba Products in the State and urged him to continue.
All the members of the House of Representatives from Abia State were part of the nonpartisan delegation.