The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses Commission (ICPC) has placed a definite order for 5,000 pieces of specially designed conference bags to be produced in Aba.
The news was confirmed today by the Abia State Commissioner for Industries, Science and Technology, Chief Henry Ikoh.
Chief Ikoh told newsmen that this is the first in the series of collaborations between the state and several agencies of the federal government for the promotion of MADE IN ABA GOODS.
He said that the vision of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu is by the end of 2018, all federal agencies and parastatals will be sourcing all their key materials from Aba. This policy will save foreign exchange for the country and boost the manufacturing capacity of Aba artisans which by extension will strengthen the economy of the state.