Ebonyi to provide facilities at new mechanic village to support artisans

By The Citizen

The Ebonyi government on Wednesday said it would provide basic facilities at the mechanic village, Abakaliki, to facilitate business activities in the area.

The Commissioner for Commerce and Industry in the state, Dr Ifeanyi Ike, announced the measure in Abakaliki while addressing members of the Nigeria Automobile Technical Association (NATA).

The commissioner, who witnessed the election of the association's new officials, said the state government would provide roads, electricity and water, among others, in the village.

He said auto mechanics and other allied vocations were part of the small scale industries that fast-track the growth of a society and its economy.

Ike advised the new officials of the association to render exemplary leadership and ensure peace for the development of the state.

“I urge you to serve with humility, decency and according to the attitudinal change policy of theEbonyi government.

“The election was very free and credible, attendance was encouraging and members were happy to vote candidates of their choice,' Ike said.

Mr Erasmus Nwojiji, who emerged as the chairman of the association, commended the state government for making the election a success.

He promised to work with the government to improve the welfare of members and the development of the state.

“We promise to work as a team to discharge our duties to the best of our abilities,' he said.