EEC To Be The Only Free Trade Zone In Nigeria With Uninterrupted Power Supply – ABSG
By Our Reporter
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has revealed that the Enyimba Economic City, EEC would be the only Free Trade Zone in Nigeria with uninterrupted power supply, when fully realized.
According to a press release signed by Onyebuchi Ememanka, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor and made available to newsmen in Umuahia, the Governor made this known at Government Lodge, Aba, when he received a delegation from a local company engaged in the production of electrical cables, CUTIX Plc.
The Abia Governor who encouraged the delegation to take advantage of the opportunity provided by the Enyimba Economic City, added that the zone would provide a manufacturing platform for people of the South East zone.
Gov. Ikpeazu who also reemphasized the need for Nigerians to take pride in and patronize locally made products as a way of boosting the local economy, said amongst the present crop of Nigerian Governors, he remained the champion of Locally Produced Goods and assured that he will continue to canvass the use of the goods.
The Governor pointed out that if Nigerians patronize locally made products, the local manufacturers would not meet the demands of the citizens not to talk of exporting them.
He stressed the need for Nigerian manufacturers to begin to blow their own trumpets and challenge themselves by constantly improving on their products.
He commended the entrepreneur for his contributions to the locally made products and congratulated him for blazing the trail in electricity cables.
He assured that his administration will partner with the company by patronizing their products and giving them the opportunity to handle the electrical works in some ongoing projects.
Earlier, leader of the delegation and a Director of CUTIX PLC , Sir Mathias Omego said the team came to seek partnership with Abia State government in the areas of street lightning and other electrical projects.
Sir Omego who disclosed that the company’s production facility is located at Nnewi, Anambra State, assured that their products are known for their high quality and remained the best in the country.