Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has made it clear that the only path to sustainable survival for the people of the South East Region of Nigeria is that of industrialization and a deliberate strategy to create jobs for our people.
Governor Ikpeazu made this known this evening at Government House Umuahia while receiving in audience a delegation of NZUKO UMUNNA led by a former Managing Director of Diamond Bank Plc, Mr. Emeka Onwuka.
Ikpeazu stated that as a people, NDIGBO must rise to the challenge of industrializing our region as a way to ensure our survival in the harsh and uncertain socioeconomic outlook of Nigeria. He said that leaders of the region, from political leaders, economic movers, captains of industry must come together and fashion out a future for our people.
Tasking our leaders to look beyond today and make futuristic plans and projections, Ikpeazu said that if we fail to do that, our children will find themselves in even more precarious situations than we currently face.
According to the Governor, it was this philosophy that that motivated the Enyimba Economic City Project which will revolutionize the economy of the entire South East in the next ten years. He assured that he is 100% committed to the project and that his current policy thrust is to create jobs and more jobs and many more jobs for our people.