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Umahi approves establishment of Ebonyi Cement Factory

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GOVERNOR David Umahi of Ebonyi State has approved the establishment of Ebonyi Cement Factory (EBOCEM) at Ogboto in Ishielu Local Government Area of the state.

The Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Senator Emmanuel Onwe, stated this at the executive council chambers government while briefing journalists on the outcome of Exco meeting.

According to Onwe, he said,” the council has approved the establishment of Ebocem, which is a company that will be responsible for the production of cement, and the site will be sited at Okpoto, and government will take 10% stakeholders in that company.

“A committee, chaired by the Commissioner for Solid Minerals Communities, Francis Orji was set to drive the actualisation of the company,” he stated.

However, Onwe noted that a committee has also been set for the movement of Ebonyi Rice City. He also announced the establishment of Ebonyi State University Radio Station and Faculty of Engineering. “Ebonyi University has established a radio station, 88.4fm and the Faculty of Engineering has also been created”.

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