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It’s not my duty to produce Nnamdi Kanu – Ikpeazu

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Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, on Thursday said that it was not his responsibility to produce the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.

He spoke with State House journalists after meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
According to him, it was the duty of those that were trained to track people that should give information about the whereabouts of the IPOB leader.

Stressing that Kanu was his brother, he insisted that the state government does not know his whereabouts.

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He said: “Those who are looking for him may have a better knowledge and have the capacity to determine the location of anyone in Nigeria.

“There are people who are trained to track people and it is their responsibility, not mine.”

According to him, the state was trying to set up a committee for the MSME Council and that he was a critical stakeholder in that because Abia state was the SME hub of Nigeria today.

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He said: “The patronage of Made in Nigeria products in Abia is going up.

Part of the direct fall out of our campaign since the past 24 months is that today some parts of Ariaria market where the shoe making enterprise is flourishing has enjoyed steady power for three weeks now on a pilot scheme courtesy of the agency in charge of the rural power supply.

“Beyond that, we are interfacing and having the better relationship with funding agencies now and we were able to attract about N1.3bn or N1.4 billion on direct sales from the made in Aba shoes, made in Abia dresses and all that.

“And apart from that, the Made in Aba fashion show was held in Abuja and another one was held in New York where they came face to face with world class designers and we did not do badly at all.
“The made in Nigeria campaign has assumed international dimension.

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On efforts to encourage the local industries, the governor said that having direct sales of N1.4 billion was not a joke and ensuring that there was constant power supply uninterrupted for three weeks which he said was not a mean feat.

He said exposing them to fairs as far as to New York was not something you sweep under the carpet.

He said: “Confidence is returned; everybody now places proudly Aba, Proudly Nigeria in his ware. If our youths are happy doing what they are doing then we have started something.

“We have been working on infrastructure steadily, roads, electricity, security as all of them are part of enablers that will drive our vision going forward.

“This government has completed about 45 roads and about 25 of those roads are in Aba. We are doing the first flyover in the entire Abia state in Aba and the cement roads we are doing our roads have survived three rainy seasons now and they are standing,” he stated.

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