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Passionate to bring big-hitting foreign investments to Imo State, the executive Governor of the State, Senator Hope Uzodinma has elevated the Chairman of Adavinn Inn, Chief Executive of Alaowerri Restaurant, London, Chief Better Joseph Ekeh to a new role that will see him leading the charge to attract foreign direct investments to the Eastern Heartland.
Uzodinma, through the office of the special adviser to the Governor on Foreign Direct Investments and New industries, confirmed Chief Ekeh’s appointment as the State’s representative in the UK and Europe to enhance the fortunes of the state with regard to attracting foreign investors from the region.
Consequently, Chief Ekeh is now saddled with corporate power and authority to negotiate, make offers, speak, and represent the government of Imo State with a view of protecting her common corporate interest.
In a letter conveying the appointment which was signed by the Special Adviser to Governor Uzodinma on Direct Foreign Investments and New Industries which was made available to The Eastern Updates, Chief Ekeh was urged to repay the trust by discharging his duties creditably.
The letter read in part; ‘This power of Attorney remains in force for a period of one year and may be renewed thereafter based on performance. We urge potential off-takers prospective organisations and governments to whom our esteemed mandate, may present this letter, to do business and accord them equal respect and honour as would be granted to Imo State Direct Investment and New Industries recourse.’
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Speaking to The Eastern Updates during a media chat, Chief Ekeh while reacting to the elevation, hailed the Governor for his brave move while admiring the foresight and tenacity of the Imo State government which has seen it recalibrate its focus on solving the challenges facing the people of the state.
The investment expert also vowed to change the fortunes of the state by attracting top-quality investors who will create massive jobs for the teeming young people in the state and improve the economy of the state which has been experiencing massive breakthroughs since the advent of the 3R Government of Uzodinma.
In his words:
‘Governor Hope Uzodinma’s decision to appoint me into such a sensitive office is a noble one and Imolites should be proud of the great strides and plans the Governor has put in place to make sure that Imo State Government keeps being at the herald of astute leadership in Nigeria’.
‘Although we are in perilous times economically, I am confident that in no time, Imo will attract big investors to the state who will set up industries and improve the fortunes of the state’
‘I will be doing my best in the office and Imolites will have a reason to smile soon’.
The Eastern Updates reports that congratulatory messages have been pouring in from all corners of the globe some of which include messages from fellow Governors, Senators, and other political officeholders, with many describing the appointment as that of a square peg in a square hole.
Chief Better Joseph Ekeh is an international entrepreneur who is also the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the renowned Alaowerri Restaurant in London located at 129 New Cross Rd, London, United Kingdom, and Ada Vinn Inn in Owerri, Imo State.