Okowa To Establish Agro-Industrial Parks To Ensure Prosperity For All

Collins Agwam

AS part of efforts to ensure prosperity for all Deltans, Governor
Ifeanyi Okowa has said Agro-industrial parks would be established
in the state.

Governor Okowa dropped the hint (24/08/16) in Asaba while
receiving a feasibility study on the establishment of industrial
parks in the state by the committee on Agro-industrial parks.
"We have made promises and I want to reassure Deltans that we
are still on course with our promises and we will gradually fulfill
them; we will continue to do the best and in the course of time,
the prosperity we promised the people will be achieved," the
Governor said.

He added, "we hope that with partnership, we will establish viable
industrial parks in Delta State to create wealth for our people
because, we must progress from improved production to Agro

According to the governor, "I believe that the various activities in
and around the Agro-industrial parks will generate a lot of works
and employment for our people; we should give peace a chance
because with peace, we will take the state to greater heights."

He commended the committee on the development of industrial
parks for the speed with which they carried out their activities.
The Chairman of Mchimi Nigeria Limited, Mr Roy Tal while
presenting the feasibility study on the Agro-industrial parks,
disclosed that one of such parks was capable of creating 10, 000
direct employment and more than 100, 000 indirect jobs,
assuring that apart from speedy industrialization of the state, jobs
would be created for Deltans.

Earlier, the Chief Job Creation Officer in the state, Prof. Eric Eboh
said the feasibility studies encompasses, technical, financial,
management and everything that was required for sustainable
industrial parks.