Owerriâ€”The Imo State Government plans to establish medium-scale industries in oil producing areas to provide employment for the youths.
Â Mr Tony Okere, Special Adviser to the Imo Governor on Bureau for Niger Delta Affairs, made the announcement at the weekend in Owerri, in an interview with newsmen.
He said government had concluded arrangements with some non-governmental organisations to establish the industries this year.
Okere said the projects were also intended to enhance the economic well-being of the residents of oil producing areas in the state.
He said the industries included oil palm processing plant, palm kernel processing plant, cassava processing plant and rice processing plant.
Okere said that the Bureau had maintained constant interaction with women, youth organisations and other stakeholders.
He said the strategies developed so far would help ensure accelerated development of oil producing areas in the state.
The Special Adviser commended Governor Ikedi Ohakimâ€™s visionary leadership, which he said had enhanced development in all sectors of the stateâ€™s economy.
He said government was poised to add value to the lives of the people.
Okere said that the Federal Government was planning to build a mega skill acquisition centre at Abaezi and Egbema in Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of Imo.