The Imo House of Assembly on Tuesday urged the State Government to site a new factory in Ehime Mbano Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.
This followed the adoption of a motion by Mr Emeka Nduka (APC-Ehime Mbano) at plenary in Owerri.
Speaking on the motion, Nduka said that the Nsu tile industry and the Amaraku Rural Electricity Energy project were the only industries in the area.
He said that the two projects, initiated by former governor Chief Sam Mbakwe had been abandoned for years.
He alleged that the equipment was also believed to have been carted away in 2016.
Nduka prayed the house to direct the state governor to revisit the projects and site a new industry in the area to compensate the people for absence of industries in the area.
Contributing Mr Frank Ugboma (PDP-Oguta) called for a committee to be set up to investigate the alleged diversion of the equipment.
Mr Johnson Duru (APC-Ideato) supported the claim and called for the disclosure of the location of the equipment removed from the site.
In his ruling, the Speaker, Mr Paul Emeziem (APC -Onuimo) granted the motion following votes in its favour.
He directed the clerk to convey the decision to the governor for necessary action.(NAN)