- The current governor of Abia state has recently enrolled to acquire the skill of shoemaking
- In emerging photos, he could be seen on apprentice apron as he registered for the skill with a local organization
- Nigerians have expressed mixed reactions as he gave a reason for his move
A Nigerian governor has become the talk of social media following his recent move in the area of skill acquisition.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State was recently captured at an organization known as Footwear Academy as he signed up to acquire the skill of shoe making.
In photos shared by Chidinma Emodi Chukwuemeka on LinkedIn, the chief security officer of the south eastern state was flanked by his security details as he wore an apprentice apron much to the delight of team members of the organization.
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In another picture, he could be seen trying his hands on a shoemaking equipment.
Governor Ikpeazu, according to BBC News Pidgin, reiterated his resolve to promoting local product.
Some Nigerians hailed his move just as many others thought it a publicity stunt to score political points.
"That form is incomplete without his email and phone numbers. How do we contact him when he fails to turn up for this shoemaking training?"
Shedrack Egbuhuzor wrote:
"Chidinma Emodi Chukwuemeka,is it functional or was it opened for political reasons j? How many Abians have gained employment in the so called company? Where can we get the products of the company? Where is the company located in Abia state?"
Ernest Uka Mbila reacted:
"Am from Abia state, I did not like Okezie before now, i have turn down several job offer in Abia state, even GZE. I went to Aba lately last month. i was glad even when it was raining (i did not go round the city) and to show how serious I was and impress, I got an investment immediately.
"He has done average in developing Aba. However, he is owing salary which ought to be number 1 priority. This is publicity stunt he is doing, he has so much work already to do than to learn show making, i expect him to invest heavily in opening a shoe factory or making shoe soles that will compete with international standard in Aba."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a Nigerian governor had prepared to vacate office as he moved out of government house.
He said he is ready to face such travails when he steps down as governor. The governor stated that Senator Okorocha and his family were currently undergoing political persecution.
''Political prosecution will come especially after you have left office so what you’re going through today is not peculiar with you and your family. I know they will come after me but am prepared, I am ready for them.''