The call for economic blueprint in the South East zone seems to be getting a total attention as the governors of the region have agreed to foster a way to build industrial clusters in Igbo-land.
Addressing newsmen at the end of meeting, Chairman of the South East Governors Forum, Chief Dave Umahi said they will maximize the project on ground and use it to get what they really need.
Umahi said, “The Geometric Power Company made a presentation to us about the establishment of independent gas plant and we commend them highly for a beautiful project. We have adopted that power plant as a model for regional integration.
“We throw our weight behind the success of the project. In the same vein, we commend Shell and our partners in the gas project in Asa.
“The governors in the South East propose to build five mega industrial clusters, one in each state and we have signified interest to benefit from the Asa gas project, to that effect, we have set up a committee to liaise with all stakeholders in this respect.
“We have taken notice of a number of gas clusters in the South East and the South East governors have directed the economic team and the secretariat to get the list and names of people in charge of the gas blocks, so that we can discuss with them towards developing it and ensuring that we partner with them for the benefit of our people.”