Governor Okezie Ikpeazu says that as a strong advocate of Technical Education, he will support any move towards setting up a technical university in the South East region.
He stated this when he received in audience the outgoing Vice-Chancellor of Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alaike Ebonyi State, Professor Chinedum Nwajiuba who called on him at Government House Umuahia.
According to the Governor the nation’s economy will blossom if Technical Education is given priority attention.
He stressed the need for Nigerians to take pride in patronizing made in Nigeria goods as a way of promoting the nation’s economy.
The Governor expressed delight with the latest feat achieved by the University in the area of production of Akwete Cloth, an indigenous fabric popularly produced in Ukwa East LGA of Abia State.
Dr Ikpeazu expressed happiness with the legacies and achievements recorded by the outgoing Vice-Chancellor in the area of Technical Education and other fields of study , adding that the extention of the free school feeding programme from Primary One to Six by his administration has greatly boosted the enrollment into Public Schools across the state.
Earlier, the outgoing Vice-Chancellor Of Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alaike Ebonyi State, Professor Chinedum Nwajiuba said that the visit was to thank Governor Okezie Ikpeazu for adding value to his administration as Vice Chancellor and for remaining a true scholar in Governance.
He said that the University has come up with a programme towards boosting the production of Akwete Cloth in the University and solicited the Governor’s consideration to setting up the first Technical University in the South East.
Highlights of the visit was the presentation of Akwete Cloth produced by the institution to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu.
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