Abia governor builds world-class garment factory in Aba, facility to create hundreds of jobs
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu has commissioned the new Enyimba Garment Factory in Aba, built by his Abia state counterpart, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu.
The facility is expected to complement the existing Enyimba Shoe Factory built by the Ikpeazu-led administration earlier.
The 560-machine factory is poised to handle bulk orders for uniforms for our military and paramilitary organisations nationwide.
According to the Abia state government, the factory was established to boost the economic sector and serve the interest of artisans skilled in tailoring.
An excited Governor Ikpeazu said the factory would create hundreds of direct and indirect jobs and cement the place of Aba as the garment and leather works hub in West Africa.
He added that Aba Tailors would no longer use their hands to cut materials, stressing that the factory can produce thousands of materials daily.
Governor Ikpeazu had taken 30 young shoemakers to China and some garment makers to Turkey for capacity building.
According to him, the philosophy is to ensure that artisan Aba shoe and garment makers quickly migrate to automation and mass production, enabling them to compete globally.
Besides the garment factory, Governor Ikpeazu commissioned the new Abia Government House in Umuahia, Multi-Specialist Hospital Aba, and Mgbarakuma Road in Umuahia South local government area.
Others include a Diagnostic Hospital in Isuikwuato local government area and the new permanent site of the Abia State College of Health and Sciences.