By CHIDI NKWOPARA
OWERRI—Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has approved the relocation of over 30,000 indeginous shoe, leather and allied products manufacturers in the state.
Okorocha, who stated this when members of Leather and Allied Products Manufacturers of Imo State paid him a courtesy visit at Government House, disclosed that his administration would embark on construction of 4,000 capacity shops to enable Imo indigenes in the business return to the state and contribute significantly to the economic development of the state.
He explained that the gesture was to ensure that indigenes in shoe, leather and allied products in Aba, Abia State, and other parts of the country returned to a more conducive and friendly environment to play vital role in the economic transformation of the state.
Noting that his administration would ensure that the cluster was completed in a very short period, the governor said both the land and fund for the construction of the cluster would be provided before the first quarter of the year.