By Paul Rosanwo
Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has met with Mr Solomon Ukoha who constructed an electricity sub-station with crude oil and other locally sourced materials and awarded five years full scholarship to him.
Governor Ikpeazu made this known on Monday at his lodge in Aba while meeting the 24 years old Solomon, a native of Amaekpu in Ohafia Local Government Area of the state.
According to Ikpeazu, “the scholarship is for him to further his education in any tertiary institution of his choice.”
The governor expressed joy over the technical ingenuity exhibited by the young innovator noting that Abia has youths who can compete favourably with their international counterparts in technical education if given the opportunity.
He explained that “power supply has been a major problem facing the country and as such has impacted negatively on economic growth and industrialization especially in the shoe, leather and garments sub-sectors for which Abia is well known for.”