A multi million naira bioprocessing plant has been built in Umuna, Onuimo Local Government Area of Imo State by Professor Maurice Iwu.
Speaking during the commissioning of the plant today, Governor Rochas Okorocha who was represented by his deputy, Prince Eze Madumere, commended Professor Iwu for the noble achievement and described his effort as a right step in the right direction.
He said the Government of Imo State has been supportive and will continue give its support to ensure that the set goal of establishing the research and processing plant is met.
He averred that its support will continue to ensure that Imo and Igbo nation at large have a productive base that will provide employment for teeming population, adding that such investment has become the slogan of Ohaneze Ndi Igbo in their rotational Igbo Unity Forum.
Speaking further at the occasion, Governor Okorocha called for a partnership between Imo farmers and the Bio-Processing Center so as to boost the chances of the farmers to o increase output.
Earlier in his remark, Professor Iwu thanked Governor Okorocha for putting-in appearance and for the support given to them towards achieving the establishment of the center.
He also enumerated their products especially organic products like tea and other twenty three products that are already in the market. He therefore sought the support of the government to ensure that the reason for the establishment of the center is achieved.
The event witnessed the presence of the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Former Deputy Speaker of House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, Bishop of Okigwe Catholic Diocese, Bishop Solomon Amatu, Imo State Commissioner for Community Government Council and Traditional Affairs, Hon. Innocent Eke, The T.C Chairman of Onuimo Local Government Area of Imo State, Chief Agonsi amogst others.