IMO Govt Partners with Chinese Group-Skyrun to Resuscitate Moribund Owerre Ebeiri Paper Packaging Industry
Imo State Governor , His Excellency Owelle Rochas okorocha OON, ably represented by the Chief of Staff Government House Owerri, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu on Saturday April 1st, 2017 led a delegation of Imo stakeholders to commission and handover to the new operators the resuscitated,and rebranded, Owerre Ebeiri Paper packaging industry in Orlu LGA of Imo State.
In his speech while handing over keys of the company to the new operators skyrun International Group ,Nwosu noted that the development was in keeping with the job job creation and industrialization and employment policy of the Governor during the electioneering campaigns of 2015.
He poured great econiums on the Governor for doing the things which past Governors in the state before him could not think of doing,adding that the latest in the series of Moribund and comatose industries he had bought back from those who bought them from the past administrations resuscitated and given back to the people for productivity of the state and for gainful employment of Imo people.
Nwosu on behalf of the Governor
appreciated some people and group who contributed in one way or the other to make the project a reality as follows; National cordinator/Chief executive officer of Nigeria -china Bussiness Council, Chief Mathew Uwaeke for facilitating the arrangement, Ugoeze Shirley okwudinma for attracting the Skyrun Group, the Owerre ebeiri community for protecting the industry even while moribund for over 37 years ago.
Nwosu noted with great delight the plan of the company to diversify into other areas of production like detergent and cosmetics production, as well as agro based production like palm ,cashew;cassava production and processing among others
He called on the community to give the Skyrun Group all the cooperation they need to succeed,show them the hospitality which Imo State is renowned for ,as well as ensure their maximum safety and protection.
Earlier in his welcome address ,the Hon. commissioner,Ministry of commerce and Industry,Engr chidi Ibe had gone down memory lane to recall that the company went Moribund for over 37 years and was abandoned by previous administrations but that Owelle okorocha in his usual magnanimous way and show of love for his state and it's Masses repurchased and was giving back to the people on the occasion.
He noted that the Chinese partners-skyrun international Group was not new in the State as they are already partnering with the Government on a company at Mbaise which has been brought back to full operation in the manufacturing sector and expressed high optimism that the new partnership will be huge success like the others.
The highpoint of the eventvwas the symbolic handing over Of keydcofctge company to the chairman ,Skyrun international Group,Mr xie shau and the handing over of the chinese Group to the traditional ruler of the community for a good working relationship .Also tape of the re-commisioning of the company was also cut by the Chief of staff assisted by the other dignatries.
Onwuka Vivien (Mrs)
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