- Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN on Tuesday, December 14 handed a facility to the Imo state government
- The facility is a 200 tailoring equipment factory for fashion designers to access all the equipment they need for their profession
- Governor Hope Uzodimma used the opportunity of the inauguration to commend VP Osinbajo's commitment to improving small businesses in Nigeria
Owerri - Imo state governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma has publicly applauded Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for the 200 tailoring-equipment-packed facility commissioned in Owerri on Tuesday, December 14.
The facility was handed over to the Imo state government by the vice president during a visit to the state capital.
The governor was quoted as saying in a statement sent to Legit.ng:
“For the facility, Mr. VP we must thank you for this wonderful thing you have done for Imo.”
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He said with the tailoring facility now located in Owerri tailors and fashion designers won't have to travel to Lagos anymore just to access tailoring equipment.
“Our joy knows no bounds, we want to thank you, and please also take our greetings to the President, he is a good man.”
Describing the Vice President as an "able and capable VP," the governor said:
“We can say VP is from Imo state with the kind of support he has been giving to us so as to fast-track development. Thank you for this kind of love.”
Legit.ng gathered that the facility is a place where tailors and fashion designers can have access to equipment and machines needed for their trade and business.
The equipment provided by the federal government and its MSMEs Clinics partners is for the production of various types of garment wares and clothing items.
The equipment at the centre besides, the Amakohia Market in Owerri, has about 200 manual and automated fashion equipment that will enable end-to-end production of various types of clothing.
When put to full capacity, it will service 350 small businesses daily and 110,000 per year and the equipment can be used for straight sewing, weaving, hemming, embroidery, monogramming, screen printing, and heat.
The vice president disclosed that in addition to the 4 existing Shared Facility centres already in place, (that presented today in Imo being the fourth) 10 new ones would be opened early 2020 in different states of the federation.
On his official Facebook page, Governor Uzodimma wrote:
“Our industrialization agenda for Imo state continues to garner partnerships that support our fast-growing diversified economy. This recent partnership with the federal government would improve and complement our fashion industry while offering job opportunities for Ndi Imo.”
Adeyeye described Osinbajo as Nigeria's champion of federalism
Meanwhile, Professor Sola Adeyeye has declared that VP Osinbajo is unarguably the most fearless champion of federalism in Nigeria.
Adeyeye who represented Osun Central senatorial district at the National Assembly from May 2011 to May 2019, stated this in a chat with the press recently with a national newspaper.
He explained that Professor Osinbajo has over the years, through actions and comments, demonstrated his commitment to the ideals of true federalism.
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According to the group, Osinbajo remains the best candidate to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari having worked closely with him.
Oluwagbenga Odumosu, the chairman of the Ogun Youth Network, also noted that the vice president has what it takes to govern Nigeria.