Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State will on Monday, June 28, 2021 embark on a 10-day official visit outside Nigeria in an effort to meet with foreign business partners.
Among the key issues to be discussed with the foreign business partners is the Enyimba Economic City Project which was temporarily stalled by the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 as well as its associated restrictions on international travels.
He will also talk about other global economic challenges as they relate to Abia State.
A statement by the State Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu on Sunday disclosed that the visit the Abia governor will use the opportunity to meet with key foreign partners to among other things formalize relevant agreements on the foreign scholarship scheme which is expected to benefit more than 2,000 qualified Abia youths.
According to the Commissioner, the youths will be trained in various skills starting from September 2021, pointing out that the governor is expected to return to the state on or before July 8, 2021.
The full text of the statement reads: “In furtherance of his industrialization and educational development agenda, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu is expected to travel on Monday, 28th June, 2021, to meet with key foreign partners to among other things formalize relevant agreements on the foreign scholarship scheme which is expected to benefit more than 2,000 qualified Abia youths who will train in various skill areas starting from September 2021.
“While on the foreign Investment drive, Governor Ikpeazu who is expected to return to the state on or before the 8th of July, 2021, will also meet with key foreign investors in the garment and shoe industry in the state as well as engage with investors who previously indicated interest in the Enyimba Economic City Project which was temporarily stalled by the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and its associated restrictions on international travels, and other global economic challenges”.
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