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Okowa to establish Agro-industrial parks

AS part of efforts to ensure prosperity for all Deltans, the State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has said Agro-industrial parks would be established in the state.
Governor Okowa dropped the hint yesterday recently 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 businesses.”
“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 emphasised.
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.

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