ACTING President Osinbajo has said Nigeria has no business importing anything from China if the manufacturing industries in Aba are sustained and developed.
He disclosed this while receiving a delegation of some top functionaries of Abia State Government, Aba businessmen and industrialists.
They were reportedly led by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu and the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investments, Okey Enalemah at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Tuesday, February 28.
According to Osinbajo, “Nigeria has no business with China if all hands are on deck to develop Aba as a major industrial Base.”
“Aba was very strategic and important to the country in terms of manufacturing and production.”
Reacting, Gov Ikpeazu said, “If Aba is giving the needed and adequate attention, which include infrastructural and human capacity development, it has the potential and capacity as the SME capital of Nigeria, to position Nigeria as truly the giant of Africa.
“Our government is doing all we can do ensure the infrastructural turnaround of Aba, but we can’t do it alone, that is why we are thankful to the Federal Government for showing very strong interest in partnering with us to development Aba as the SME capital of our dear country-Nigeria.”