By Ewa Innocent, The Sight News
Abakaliki: Ebonyi state government has set up an economic team, charged with the responsibility of working out a blueprint that will drive the full industrialization process of the state.
Inaugurating the committee,which had Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, and Acting Commissioner for Human Capital Development, Barr. Uchenna Orji as Chairman, at government house,Abakaliki, the governor, Engr. David Umahi, charged the team to review the status, analyse the potentials and recommend best investment strategies that would drive the industrialization processes of the state government.
The governor who was represented by the Deputy governor,Dr Kelechi Igwe,noted that the governor in its bid to develop the state economically, had established quite a number of legacy projects, but unfortunately some were not working optimally capacity, hence the setting up of the committee to think and advise the government.
“The state, in its bid to also develop economically, had established quite a number of legacy projects that are standing as our own industries today.
“Unfortunately, they are not functioning optimally. The governor, being the proactive leader desires that these industries and facilities should function to its established and installed capacities, and found worthy, men and women of this state, as capable of thinking for the state, advising the state and recommending to the governor, ways and means of getting them back on track”, he explained.
Responding on behalf of the members, the Chairman of the team, Barr. Uchenna Orji thanked the governor for finding them worthy, assuring that the Committee would make the state proud, having understood the enormity of the assignment.
The Committee, which has 30 days to complete the assignment,was made up of 19 members.