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Imo Govt to boost youth empowerment … Ihedioha assures as NSE ends Iwuanyanwu’s lecture series

The Imo State Governor, Chief Emeka Ihedioha, has restated the resolve of his administration to create enabling environment for youths to start their own businesses.
Speaking as a Guest Speaker at the 4th Edition of Engr. Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu Annual Lecture Series, organized by the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), the governor said that government alone cannot be the sole employer for the unemployed.
According to him, a desk on Ease of Doing Business has been established in his office to assist interested foreign and local startup entrepreneurs, adding that the Imo State Investment Promotion Agency (ISIPA) has also been revived to showcase opportunities in the state.
Gov. Ihedioha advised youths in the state to emulate elder statesman, Chief (Engr) Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, who through dint of hard work, rose to an enviable position in the nation.  He described Engr. Iwuanyanwu, as a great son of Imo State and a trail blazer in the engineering profession.
He said, “Chief Iwuanyanwu whom this lecture series is named after, is one of the revered statesmen in Nigeria. We are proud that he is a great son of Imo State. On the national stage, he remains a huge stabilizing influence.
“In Imo State, he is a figure father and a mentor. His influence spans across many fields such as sports, media and philanthropy”.
He said the Nigeria Society of Engineers, (NSE), deserves commendation for naming it’s prestigious Lecture series after Chief Iwuanyanwu, whose exploits in the field of engineering is worthy of commendation.
He said Engr. Iwuanyanwu has always demonstrated high sense of patriotism, and showed great interest in the State, especially in the area of physical development.
Governor Ihedioha explained that his administration has achieved a lot in the investment drive, adding that the AfrExim Bank, is set to establish an investment centre in the State, that would serve the South East and South South zones,  as the Bank is set to invest 50 million dollars in the State.
He said Imo State is open for business and solicited for partnership, and support from the NSE, in rebuilding the State.
In his remarks, Chief Iwuanyanwu, commended Governor Ihedioha for the measures and steps he has taken to reposition the state, especially in rebuilding dilapidated infrastructure across the state.
Speaking, the NSE chairman, Dr. Luke Uzoigwe, said the event was designed to honour Chief Iwuanyanwu, who is a respected and distinguished fellow of the society, noting that the lecture series is aimed at highlighting the benefits of engineering in the state.

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