By Andrew Onyejuruuwa
Ahead of his swearing in on May 29, 2019, the Imo State Governor-elect, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, has asked the support and cooperation of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CEIC), in the United Kingdom. The Mbaise born governor-elect, who was at the council’s office in the United Kingdom, on a high-level strategic business meeting, said he was in the UK to discuss areas of cooperation and assistance to Imo State by the member-states when he assumes office.
Describing the meeting as fruitful and forward-looking, he expressed optimism on the expected strategic cooperation in key areas of wealth creation such as agriculture, investment and other critical areas that are geared towards enhancing and developing potential for the economic development of Imo state. CEIC is an investment arm of the Commonwealth nations.
The council’s top officials while congratulating the governor-elect on his victory also committed to supporting the state in the areas of SMEs, investment promotion, agricultural potential, encouraging commonwealth investors to the state, and making Imo State an investment hub among others. CIEC officials at the meeting were; Chief Executive, Allan Gemmell OBE; Director of Operations, Sean Leno, and Director of Business Development, AQ Hamza.
The governor-elect were accompanied on the trip by Hon. Ezenwa Onyewuchi, Imo East Senator-elect and member representing Owerri federal constituency, Hon. Bede Eke, member representing Aboh Mbaise/Ngor Okpala federal constituency; Uche Ogbuagu, member-elect, Imo State House of Assembly; Chima Nwanna (Transition Technical Committee Secretariat); and Anselm Okorie, Secretary, TTC Diaspora Initiative Sub-committee.