Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has assured that his administration will encourage every genuine support from development partners and institutions towards developing the Abia economy.
The Governor made this known at the Government House while receiving a team from Google who are in the State for the official commencement of the Google SME Community Launch.
The platform provides Google ICT backbone to support small businesses, giving them global visibility through free internet facilities.
Governor Ikpeazu, represented by the secretary to the state government, Barr. Chris Ezem, described the initiative as timely and commendable, saying it would complement the efforts of the state government in developing small businesses and tackling unemployment.
Seember Nyager, the Head of Public Policy of Google in Sub-Saharan Africa, said the Google Digital Skills Community initiative which would commence in Aba was part of the organization’s efforts to provide sustained digital training opportunities for operators of small and medium businesses in the state.
In his remark, Daniel Chinagozi, a Google Training Partner, said the training program was aimed at getting no fewer than 10,000 persons equipped with digital skills.