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Abia Calls for Partnership with France on Agriculture, Economy

Okezie Ikpeazu, Abia State Governor during his visit to France in Paris has called for greater engagement between the state and the French Government to help develop the agriculture sector, micro small and medium scale enterprises as well as the Enyimba Economic City Project .

Okezie Ikpeazu, Abia State Governor during his visit to France in Paris has called for greater engagement between the state and the French Government to help develop the agriculture sector, micro small and medium scale enterprises as well as the Enyimba Economic City Project .

Ikpeazu made this call in a meeting with the French Minister for Trade and Commerce, Franck Riester, while appreciating the existing relationship between the French Government and the people of Abia State in particular and Nigeria in general.

The Governor is looking for partnership in the area of cattle rearing, with an emphasis on the Efi Igbo people (Igbo cow), vocational training for Abia youths in agriculture, aquaculture, processing and export of agricultural products, as well as development  of the MSMEs in the state with particular reference to those engaged in the export of Made-in-Aba brands.

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The visitation of the Governor and his entourage to the European country was facilitated by the French Embassy in Nigeria and the governor used the opportunity to describe Enyimba Economic City Project as the single biggest development agenda in Nigeria and Africa presently and called on the French Government and investors to key into the project.

The planned establishment of a TVET Village at Nsulu in partnership with Schneider Electric of France was also reviewed during the visit, while the governor boasted that his administration will continue to seek partnerships that will ultimately ensure a better life for the people of the state.

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‘Our focus remains to bequeath a better Abia to the people of the state who trusted us with their mandate and this trip is one of many such efforts. We are hopeful that a lot of positives will come out of the engagement,’ he said.

 

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