Abia is Safe for Investments, Says Orji

Source: pointblanknews.com

…Commends Hy-Lok Nigeria Ltd for investing in the state

Abia State Governor, Chief Theodore Orji, says his administration will

continue to provide the enabling environment for businessmen to invest in

the state.
Governor Orji gave the assurance when he received the Chairman and members

of Board of Directors of Hy-Lok Nigeria Ltd at the Government House,

The Governor stated that since it is no longer fashionable for government

to be in business, his responsibility will be to protect businesses that

are in the state, adding that the private sector has a responsibility to

complement the effort of the state government in development.

He commended the company for establishing in the state and pointed out

that its presence will bring greater development to the state as well as

create employment opportunities for Abians.
Chief Orji assured the company that Abia is peaceful while Aba, the

commercial nerve centre of Abia remains a veritable place for it to market

its products.
According to the governor, Abia as an NDDC state will benefit from the

company which is into oil servicing and promised to be present during the

commissioning of the company.
Earlier, the chairman, Board of Directors of Hy-Lok Nigeria Ltd., Alhaji

Garba Imam thanked the Governor for the opportunity given to the company

to set up the state of the art factory at Obuaku City in Ukwa West LGA by

granting them land for the project in addition to other support required

to realize the project.
He disclosed that they have completed the first phase of the facility

which is to be developed fully in four phases, disclosing that the first

phase which includes a 720m2 warehouse/shop floor area, valve and fittings

assembly line, equipment testing facility, training centre is currently

being test run and has been audited by the Nigerian Content Development

and Monitoring Board.
Alhaji Imam said the second and third phases of the project would be

commenced in line with schedule and in the process contribute towards the

enhancement of the Obuaku industrial layout as planned by the state

government and informed the governor of the planned commissioning of the

facility during the first or second quarter of this year.