The Managing Director, Bank of Industry, Mrs Evelyn Oputu, say the bank will create more than one million jobs in Enugu State within the next two years.
She made the announcement ‘in Enugu at the inauguration of the South East Zonal Office of the bank.
Oputu said the bank would work toward ensuring that jobs were created for the youth in the state, since government had created an enabling environment for industrial development.
She said the bank would also engage women at the grassroots in its empowerment programmes.
Oputu explained that the idea to establish the zonal office was as a result of the enabling environment created by the state government after the closure of its former office in Aba, Abia.
“We decided to close down our office in Aba as a result of incessant threats and assassination of our staff.
“The South East cannot be excluded from the economic emancipation of the country, and that is why we have come to establish our bank in Enugu.”
Gov. Sullivan Chime, who inaugurated the bank, promised that his administration would continue to support and partner with it for the development of the state.
He said the partnership would ensure that the bank achieved its mandate of creating more than one million jobs in the state.