Enyimba City Garment Industry to be ready 2021 ending –Ikpeazu

Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State says Enyimba City Garment Industry, which is solely sponsored by his government would be completed this year.

Ikpeazu stated this while officially performing the ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of Aba Leather And Garment Industrial Cluster and Enyimba City Garment Industry all located at Umunnato, Umukaliki in Obingwa Local Government Area.

He said the Aba Leather And Garment Industrial Cluster being done in partnership with Total Value Integrated Services Nigeria Limited would equally be completed and commissioned before he leaves office.

The State chief executive, who expressed happiness that finally, the state has gotten a befitting place for the artisans in the leather and garment sub sector, assured that his government would provide everything needed to ensure that artisans in the state occupy their rightful place in the scheme of things.

Earlier in his speech, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Industry, Rev. Mba Eme traced how the idea started in 2006, disclosing that the cluster would contain 15, 000 shops with the capacity of producing 1,500 a day and would have such facilities as Fire Service Station, Police Station, Banks, Clinics, Toilets, CCTV Cameras, Standby Power Supply, among others.

According to the Project developer, Chief Chris Simon of Total Value Integrated Services said the Leather and Garment Cluster would accomodate leather and garment artisans in Ariaria and other parts of the State and described the project which is a PPP arrangement between his company and Abia State Government as first of its kind in the State.

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