- Investors are rushing into Delta state due to the enabling environment created by the Ifeanyi Okowa administration
- As a result, Africa’s first and largest multi-industry local content industrial complex is set to berth in the south-south state
- The complex is expected to provide over 1000 direct jobs for Deltans and generate foreign currency earnings for Nigeria through export
Africa’s first and largest multi-industry local content industrial complex is set to berth in Delta state.
The ground-breaking ceremony of the complex was held on Thursday, January 14 by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.
An excited Okowa assured investors that his administration would continue to provide an enabling environment, including infrastructure, for industries to thrive in the state.
Legit.ng gathered that the facility is owned by DELFRASCO Industries Limited and located in Issele-Uku, Aniocha North local government area of the state.
A statement from the Delta state government indicated that the governor lauded Issele-Uku community for its support and cooperation with his administration, and commended the project partners, Delta Investment and Development Agency (DIDA) for commitment and tenacity.
“Upon completion, this will be Nigeria’s and indeed, Africa’s first and largest multi-industry local content industrial complex, providing products and services to power, oil and gas, telecom, agriculture, and other industries.”
He listed the benefits of the project as being a hub for power transmission technology, creation of over 1000 direct jobs, generating foreign currency earnings for Nigeria through the export of towers to other parts of Africa, development, and training of Nigerian manpower, amongst others.
In a related development, the Delta government on Tuesday, January 12 said the Agro-Industrial Park being established in Aboh-Ogwashi in Aniocha South local government area would be a catalyst for economic transformation in the state.
The comment was made by the state's commissioner of information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu while embarking on an inspection tour of the project, stressing that it was a strong commitment of Okowa's administration to grow the state's economy to ensure it is not dependent on oil.
Meanwhile, Governor Okowa on Tuesday, January 5 commended the federal government on the commencement of the expanded special public works programme in the country.
Okowa expressed excitement on the commencement of the programme adding that it will help curb unemployment in the country.
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