Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has empowered 20 South Africa returnees of Abia state origin as part of the state government’s resettlement and reintegration programmes for the returnees.
Special Adviser to the state governor on Diaspora Matters and Special Duties, Dr (Mrs.) Ngozi Ogbonna-Erondu, said the assistance being provided by the State Government is for the resettlement and reintegration of the South Africa returnees.
She said this is in fulfilment of the promise made to the returnees by Governor Ikpeazu when they called on him on October 07, 2019.
She said the empowerment has been based on the interests and preferences of the returnees.
The Special Adviser said the Diaspora office will continue to monitor the progress of the returnees, and provide guidance as needed.