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Shettima Optimistic About Nigeria’s Industrialization



Shettima Optimistic About Nigeria's Industrialization

The Vice President, Kashim Shettima, has expressed optimism about industrialization in the country, News About Nigeria reports.

Shettima made this known while speaking at the launch of the South East Business Roundtable “Light Up Nigeria Programme”, conducted by the Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited (NDPHC) in Enugu on Monday.

According to him, Nigeria will fully work when the southeast performs optimally in industrialization with an adequate power supply.

He noted that the Eastern region is synonymous with the Jews, whom he described as being practically mobile, economically enterprising, and educationally ambitious.

He further stated that President Bola Tinubu had rejected a proposal that suggested cutting off the southeast from electricity supply due to a debt profile.

The Vice President stated that President Bola Tinubu means well for the nation, noting that the southeast and the Governors of the zone are the bests among others.

“We have to make the South East work; we’re targeting the southeast for two million jobs for women and youths. We’re proceeding to Abia state to commission the power station built by the elder statesman, Prof. Barth Nnaji, and we will also commission some road projects and back to Enugu to commission the Smart School because education is the greatest gift you can give a generation,” he stated.

Speaking also, the Governor of Enugu State, Governor Peter Mbah, stated that the ‘Light-Up Nigeria Project’ signalled a new dawn for power and industrialization in the South East region, noting that the initiative aligns with his administration’s disruptive approach to governance underpinned by thinking outside the box.