Industrialisation imperative for job creation

THE high job creation profile of the manufacturing sector may have informed the ongoing resuscitation of industrial estates in Anambra State, which Governor Peter Obi described as his administration’s priority.

Speaking while inspecting Kriscol factory at the Harbor Industrial Layout, Ogbaru, recently, Obi noted that the manufacturing sector holds the key to a permanent solution to the challenges of unemployment in the country.

He explained that the state had keyed into President Jonathan’s vision of creating employment and had continued to encourage and empower industrialists in the state, adding that the president would commission some of the industries this month.

The governor expressed satisfaction that small and medium scale enterprises had been given access to credit facilities at less than ten per cent interest rate.

The Chairman of the company, Mr. Oranu Chidume said that they were involved in backward integration and called for collective decision and efforts by the people of the state to ensure continuity of good governance to avoid future regrets.

In another development, Obi disclosed that permanent measures had been taken to ensure that areas recovered from illegal structures were not encroached into in future.

Obi, who spoke while inspecting the Bridge Head end of the Onitsha-Enugu-Dual Carriage-Way recently, said that the step was part of measures taken to ensure that entrance into Onitsha, remained clean.

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