The Manufacturing Association of Nigeria, MAN has advised South-East governors to develop a framework that would boost development of manufacturing sector in the region.
MAN National President Mansur, who was represented by the National Vice President, Chukwuemeka Nzewi, made the call during the 33rd Annual General Meeting of the association in Enugu. He noted that this could be achieved through partnership with local companies capable of providing inputs to manufacturing companies.
Mansur however, appealed to the government in the three states Anambra, Ebonyi and Enugu to support manufacturing by creating a more conducive environment for existing and prospective industries to thrive.
On her part, MAN Vice Chairperson in Anambra, Enugu and Ebonyi Ada Chukwuedozie, also called on the Federal Government to make policies that would rejuvenate industrial activities. She noted that such policies would make it easy for manufacturers to compete with industrialists in other regions of the country.
In his remarks, Deputy Governor of Anambra state, Nkem Okeke however, urged the State Governors to take proactive measures to revive manufacturing sector in the region.