Nigeria’s Automated Shoe Factory due for launch in December in Aba in Abia state will assist to address the problem of unemployment and boost internally generated revenue of the state.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia said when Mrs Bona Fasakin, the Coordinator of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Abia, paid him a visit at the Government House in Umuahia.
He said the factory would help shoe manufacturers in the state to achieve consistency in quality and quantity of their products.
He charged corps members to take their NYSC entrepreneurship programme at the orientation camp seriously.
The governor described trade and commerce as the mainstay of Abia economy, saying that he would be glad if entrepreneurship became part of every corps member in Abia.
He promised to rehabilitate the decaying infrastructure at the Umunna NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp in Bende Local Government Area of the state.
“I am optimistic that we will achieve top quality infrastructure to ensure that orientation activities are conducted in a conducive environment.
“Part of the money will be released to carryout intervention to check erosion menace, road construction and provide steady power supply,” he said.
Ikpeazu said that the state government would continue to partner NYSC to promote youth development in the state