Abia is Safe for Investments, Says Orji
…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
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
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.