Stakeholders urge ACCIMA to scale up Aba economy
Chairman, Bourdex Group, Dr. David Onuoha-Bourdex, has told the leaders of Aba Chamber of Commerce Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ACCIMA), to redouble its efforts in expanding the scale of Aba economy.
Bourdex, noted that the commercial and industrial city of Aba, renowned for high quality textiles, garments, assorted bags, household goods and foundry products, has a brighter future in the light of the renewed interested by government for Made in Nigeria products
In his remarks as chairman at the investiture of Rotarian Andy Uba Obasi, as the eighth President of ACCIMA, the telecom expert noted that Aba holds the greatest promise for Nigeria’s technological advancement, even as he tasked the new executive to devote time and attention to value addition in the agricultural and extractive industries.
In his goodwill message, Abia State Governor, Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, informed the new ACCIMA executive that there is a huge gap in the economy of Abia, which is hurting the place very badly.
He said: “The first one is that Aba lacks the capacity to host an international event; therefore I hereby present to you for consideration, the completion of Enyimba Hotel. ACCIMA took over Enyimba Hotel so many years ago for N16m and we will be grateful as government and people for ACCIMA to do the needful collaborations to give us a five star hotel with a name.”
The new President, Obasi, noted that ACCIMA, founded in 1974 became a tool used to rebuild the economy of old Eastern Nigeria after the war. He called for increased partnership with the state government to develop oil palm settlements, industrial parks, as well as, formulation of friendly policies for the development of natural gas and port facilities.
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