His Excellency, the Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma has expressed optimism on the growing of Imo State economic strength with the revitalization of moribund State commercial institutions and the establishment of new industrial facilities to match-up the global growth with a diversified economy.

The Governor who spoke during the ceremony after the commissioning of the Shared Facility Fashion Hub by Vice President Yemi Osibanjo, expressed gratitude to the Federal Government for the consideration of this partnership with the Imo State Government in provision of the SME center that would offer more job creation for Ndi Imo.

To the jubilation of the gathered crowd, His Excellency, the Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma announced the recovery of Imo Shoe Factory from the Asset Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON) having settled defaulting fee which had held the industry from operating all these while. Further more into the industrialization efforts of the 3R Government, Governor Hope Uzodimma brought to the knowledge of the Vice President, the revived ADAPALM with the ability to employ over 20,000 youths.

Governor Hope Uzodimma stated that with the return of the Imo Shoe Factory, his administration would rebuild the industry to standard in order to harness not just the revenue aspect but also, the over 10,000 job opportunities it can offer.

On this note, His Excellency, Governor Hope Uzodimma called on the Federal Government and Investors for partnerships in this regard, having improved from 24 to 11 in the ease of doing business ranking - a clear indication of favorable atmosphere for businesses.