Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has urged the management of the NYSC to give Aba tailors and shoe makers the chance to produce the complete NYSC uniform from the caps to the boots.
Governor Ikpeazu made this request during his visit to the Director General of the NYSC, Brigadier General Sule Kazaure at the headquarters of the corps in Abuja yesterday.
The Governor who has been on a series of economic diplomatic shuttles with a view to expanding and deepening the business potentials of Aba and Abia State told the DG that the Aba garment and leather industries are fully prepared, ready and able to deliver all the uniforms to be worn by corp members across the country.
As a demonstration of his seriousness, the Governor presented the DG with samples of each of the components of the NYSC uniform made in Aba.
A visibly elated DG told the Governor that he is completely surprised that such high quality products can be sourced in Aba and at a more competitive price and assured the Governor that his management team will immediately commence negotiations to make this happen. He also thanked the Governor for the series of support he has rendered to the NYSC in Abia Atate which includes donating a brand new generating set and a brand new female Hostel at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp at Umunna, Bende LGA.
The Governor was accompanied on the visit by some members of the state executive council, aides and leaders of the Aba Business Community like Elder Dr. Emmanuel Adaelu
and Chief Emma Nwakpadolu of the Aba Chamber of Commerce, amongst other people.
Governor Ikpeazu also yesterday met with Acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa where they and high level discussions on the economic development of the state. The meeting also had in attendance heads of all federal parastatals that are connected with the development of SMEs in Nigeria.