Abia Assembly Urges State Govt to Resuscitate Comatose Industries in Abia

Abia Assembly Urges State Govt to Resuscitate Comatose Industries in Abia

The Abia State House of Assembly has urged the State Government to resuscitate the moribund industries across the State to foster economic development.

 

The Speaker, Rt. Hon. Emmanuel Emeruwa who stated this following a motion of urgent public importance moved by member representing Isiala Ngwa South State Constituency, Hon. Rowland Chinwendu Dennis stressed that reviving the moribund industries in Abia State will help solve unemployment issues and other economic setbacks bedevilling the State.

 

He, therefore, directed the House Committee on Trade and Investment as a matter of urgency to carry out an oversight function at the moribund industries and revert in the next 14 days.

 

Earlier in his presentation, member representing Isiala Ngwa South State Constituency who doubles as the House Committee Chairman on Agriculture, Hon. Dennis Rowland Chinwendu, harped on the need for Governor Alex Otti-led administration to swiftly revitalize moribund industries in the State.

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He revealed that major industries in the state which include the Aba textile Mill, Glass Industry Aba, Ogwe Golden Chicken, Enyimba Hotel, Modern Ceramic Umuahia, among others have been lying in a state of comatose over the years. He informed his colleagues that the collapse of the industries over the years has resulted in job losses, poverty, economic stagnation and social unrest in Abia state.

He also made it known that all the efforts of the past governments in the state to revive the industries have yielded little or no result adding that the resuscitation has the potential to create new job opportunities, as well as stimulate economic growth.

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According to him, it has become paramount for the present administration led by Dr Alex Otti (OFR) whose policy is anchored on building a new Abia to revive the industries for rapid economic and social benefits of the citizens.

 

Hon. Dennis therefore urged the State government to as a matter of economic importance, intervene as well as provide all the necessary support that will lead to the revival of the moribound industries.

 

Hon. Dennis Rowland Chinwendu representing Isiala Ngwa South State Constituency
He urged the house to constitute a committee that will conduct a comprehensive survey in order to identify the moribund industries across the State with a view to unravelling the cause of their collapse as well as proffering solutions that will make them come alive.

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After all deliberations and contributions by the members who spoke in favour of the motion, emphasizing that the revitalization of the industries will help in economic, physical and social growth of the State.