Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu has promised to fulfill his electioneering campaign promises to Abians to deepen development of the state.
Dr Ikpeazu who stated this when a delegation of the Abia State People’s Consultative Forum paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House, Umuahia, reiterated his administration’s desire to make life more meaningful for Abians.
Represented by his Deputy, Sir Ude Oko Chukwu, the governor appreciated the delegation for recognizing the modest contributions his administration has recorded so far and disclosed that apart from turning around the agricultural fortunes of the state leveraging on its five policy thrust, it has taken the campaign of made in Abia goods across the shores of Abia State.
He pointed out that Abia artisans and Small Medium Scale entrepreneurs have the capacity to produce leather/garments that can compete favourably with other products globally and noted that this singular move has greatly increased the demand for made in Abia products with local artisans proud to brand their goods made in Abia.
The Abia governor assured that the proposed Enyimba Economic City Project when in full swing will apart from providing about 700,000 jobs, will enhance the economic growth of the state.
In his speech earlier, the leader of the delegation, Archbishop Princewill Ariwodo appreciated the Governor and his Deputy for the wonderful work they are doing in the state and said they will work on consultative grounds with the state Government to enable them feel the pulse of Abians and let them know other plans for the state in terms of changing the developmental narratives of the state.
In a vote of thanks, a member of the Abia State People’s Consultative Forum and a front line politician, Chief Isaac Ogbonna thanked the state leadership for receiving them on very short notice and pledged their commitment towards complementing the state Government’s efforts at bringing development closer to the grassroots.
The Chief of Staff, Office of the Deputy Governor, Sir Don Ubani and other top Government functionaries were present during the visit.
Charles reporting from deputy governor’s office.
27th January, 2020