-Chime expresses delight
Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State has said that the
grand opening of the Shoprite Complex at the Polo Field Shopping Mall in Enugu
would help boost the socio-economic lives of the state.
Governor Chime who was speaking through his deputy, Mr.
Sunday Onyebuchi at the opening ceremony of the shopping complex described it
as a dream come true.
He observed that the mall which is the biggest of its type
in Nigeria would not only provide employment to the people but would boost the
economy of the state in particular and the country in general.
The State Chief Executive stated that the goods on display
at the shop are affordable and therefore enjoined the people to patronize the
company and have full value of their money.
Earlier in an address, the General Manager of the company,
Mr. Anton Waggnnaar disclosed that items sold by the company were 75% locally
manufactured and of high quality and affordable. He also added that
these items were cheaper
than those sold in the open markets.
The General Manager assured that his company would improve
the Enugu State economy not only through payment of taxes but by employing the
He stated that most
of the Management Staff of the company were indigenes of Enugu State.
The wife of the Enugu State Governor, Her Excellency, Mrs.
Clara Chime who accompanied the Deputy Governor to ceremony purchased items
worth thousands of naira, which she later donated, to inmates of the Enugu
State Motherless Homes.
While handing the items to the acting Matron of the Home
Mrs. Chinyere Ogbonna, the State First Lady said that the gesture was to
express her happiness that the state has got the biggest shopping mall in the
She thanked the Matron and Officers at the home for their
humanitarian services and urged them to make good use of the items for the best
interest of the babies.
The acting Matron, Mrs. Chinyere Ogbonna expressed happiness
for Mrs. Chime’s gesture and promised to use the items for the growth of the