Abia State Government has taken delivery of the first sets of shoe making equipment for full automation, as part of its commitment to making the state the hob of technology in Nigeria.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu disclosed this at the Government House, Umuahia while playing host to the Korean Ambassador to Nigeria Mr Lee In-Tae.
According to the governor, 25 Abia youths will soon be sent abroad to learn automobile engineering so as to fit into the 21st century vehicles such as those manufactured by Korea.
The Governor, who said Abia has a lot to learn from the Republic of Korea in the development of SMEs, noted that the Republic of Korea has done well in the development of technology, infrastructure and education.
Furthermore, he also informed the Korean Ambassador of the plans of his administration to establish an Agro Industrial Park at Ubani Ibeku, Umuahia North LGA, adding that the state is looking forward to collaborating with the Korean government in the development of the Agricultural sector.
Earlier, the Korean Ambassador to Nigeria Mr Lee In-Tae acknowledged that Abia was blessed with a lot of potentials and announced the intention of the Republic of Korea to collaborate with the state government in the areas of science and technology to rebuild the state economy.
The Korean Ambassador noted that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu was doing well as an accomplished academic, describing Abia as the most peaceful state in Nigeria.