Leadership Colloquium: Enyimba Economic City Project Will Change the Narratives of Ndigbo ~ Uzu

Darl Uzu of the Enyimba Economic City Project and one of the Panel Discussants at the Leadership Colloquium held on Tuesday, with the theme: Socio-Economic Future of Ndigbo: Setting the Agenda, which coincided with the 58th birthday celebration of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, has said the project, if completed, will connect 11 States in the South-East and South-South geopolitical zones of the country.

The Panel Discussants including: Ide Udeagbala, President of NACCIMA, Prof. Gabriel Okenwa, OFR. Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa of Neimeth Pharmaceuticals and Prof. Barth Nnaji of Geometric Power, who converged at Umuobiakwa, Obingwa LGA of Abia State, the country home of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, raised pertinent issues which have prevented the South-East region from leading the pack in industrialisation.

Speaking on the Enyimba Economic City, the driver of the laudable initiative, Darl Uzu, revealed that the project which gulped 9,464 acres of land, has the potentials of placing Abia State on the road map as it will link 11 States in the South-East and South-South geopolitical zones.

He said the idea behind the project is to bring together the States, build a centre that will promote manufacturing activities, revealing that the Enyimba Economic City will have education, entertainment, airport cities among others.

Uzu hinted that manufacturing transfers cum ideas will be imported from China and integrated in the region, expressing optimism that realisation of the project will change the trajectory of Nigeria as the project is making waves in the world.

He stated that he has received enormous encouragement from Governors, among others who understand the benefits that accrue, insisting that he is not pioneering the project for his own interest but for the benefit of the future generation who deserve better life.

Uzu lauded Governor Okezie Ikpeazu for his overwhelming support in actualising the project, informing that President Muhammadu Buhari during a visit last year with the Governor Ikpeazu, is also desirous of the project and had given necessary approvals towards it’s realisation.

He equally wished Governor Ikpeazu a joyous birthday celebration with good health to celebrate more birthdays.

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