Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has sent a team of garment entrepreneurs to Bangladesh, Vietnam and Turkey for exploratory visits to a state-of-the-art clothing factory soon to open in the state.
This was revealed by Governor Ikpeazu in his tweets on Friday night.
He said the garment factory, when operational, will complement the already established shoe factory in the state.
“Following my industrialization program, I sent a team to Bangladesh, Vietnam and Turkey respectively for an exploratory visit to the ultra-modern clothing factory planned that we will soon open in Abia to complete the shoe factory. already established.
“I am always ready to make Aba the fashion capital of Nigeria with automated shoe and garment factories producing tens of thousands a day. These are jobs, jobs and more jobs for our people, ”he wrote.
Also new, the Abia state government has assured members of the Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) of its determination to offset the minimum wage debt owed to local government workers.
The governor’s chief of staff, lawyer Anthony Agbazuere, who gave the assurance when he received in audience a delegation from the Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) to Government House Umuahia, assured the union that ‘it would follow up on the issue of ensuring that local government staff receive the proposed minimum wage.
Agbazuere, while frowning at officials taking money from government coffers for their personal use, warned that the state government would not take it lightly with anyone who flouted its guidelines.
He further advised workers to give up street protests as a way to voice their grievances as they do not help but make problems worse.
The governor’s chief of staff also thanked the union for its cooperation and support for the administration led by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu in the state.
Earlier in his speech, NULGE State President and Head of Delegation Comrade Ikechi Nwigwe said that the Union had come to seek a solution with the State Government on the delayed implementation of their new minimum wage and the payment of their annual leave allowances from 2014 to date, underlining that the Union was not yet included in the plan.
Comrade Nwigwe denounced segregation in the payment system between state and local government employees, noting that the Union is grappling with both the welfare of the workers and the proper functioning of the system. .
He called on the chief of staff to use his good offices to improve the lot of local government employees across the state.