Imo to Relocate 30000 Indigenous Shoe, Leather Makers

| January 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

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A machinery have been put in place to relocate 30, 000 indigenous shoe, leather and allied products manufacturers in Imo state, Governor Rochas Okorocha has said.

While receiving members of Leather and Allied Products manufacturers of Imo state, Gov Okorocha said his administration has resolved to embark on construction of 4,000 capacity shops of industrial cluster to enable indigenes in the business return to the state and contribute to the economic development of the state.

He said the gesture was to ensure that indigenes in shoe, leather and allied products in Aba, Abia state and other parts of the country return to a more conducive and friendly environment to enable them play vital roles in the economic transformation of the state.

The governor stated his determination to ensure that the cluster is completed in a very short period, adding that both the land and the fund for the construction of the cluster will be provided before the end of the first quarter.

The leader of the group, Mr. Enoch Anuka appealed to the governor to develop leather and allied product manufacturing cluster in the state to enable Imo indigenes facing hash conditions in Abia state return home.

Anuka disclosed that Imo indigenes who are artisans at Ariaria, Aba and other parts of the country numbering over 30,000 have made up their minds to come back to Imo state and help in the development of the state.

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