IKPEAZU: Applying all mechanism

IKPEAZU: Applying all mechanism

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has broken all records with less than two years in office, he has shown himself as a leader who is eager to lead his people to the promise land. Even in the midst of our countries economic downturn, he has proved to be the landed eagle, setting and braking records. Gov. Ikpeazu style of governance is still a puzzle to some, what is the magic? Has been a question that some of my friends in and outside the state have asked repeatedly. The answer is simple: simplicity, determination, prudence, accountability and focus. These are the attributes of Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu.

 Abia state is on the right track for great success under Gov. Ikpeazu administration. He always seeks workable solutions from professionals that will help attract development in the state. Research conducted has shown that for any nation or state to move forward economically is of paramount important to engage professionals that will provide workable solutions that will uplift different sectors of the economy. This brainstorming is geared towards attracting foreign investors that will invest in the state. This was the aim of Gov. Ikpeazu trip to United state of America (USA) to seek for solutions for his people with Abians in Diaspora.
The meeting is geared towards generating great inflow of foreign investments into Abia State and helps the state on our match towards diversification of the economy.

It is a matter of urgency we look beyond the black gold for survival. Let us focus on agriculture, trade and commerce, mining, technology and industry for a possible way of diversifying our economy. On this note i commend Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu in his effort towards the transformation of agricultural sector in the state, making Aba once again the power house of SMES in Nigeria.
Aba is the commercial hub of the state and the centre of the economy. It is also a melting pot and this why the Governor has set out to address the challenges of the roads in the ancient city. Aba represents the resilience and enterprising spirit of the igbo nation and serves as a point of convergence of men and cultures. Aba has also provided the highest market for the South and East geo-political zone in the history of commerce in Nigeria. That is why upon taking over the mantle of leadership as governor of Abia State, Ikpeazu began the infrastructural transformation in Aba and other parts of the state.

It has come to bear that the economic success of any state in Nigeria today depends largely on its level of investment and harvesting its internal potentials, that led Gov. Ikpeazu to lunch the entrepreneurial revolution by sponsoring campaign aimed at promoting made in Aba products; revival of Moribund and Ailing state owned industries and the human capacity development programs such as Education for Employment (E4E) Program. The novel idea which has skill vacation in its curriculum, would prepare the student to be self-employed as well as employer of labour. The programme will refocus the Abia Youths away from dependence on white-cola jobs.

The infrastructural and socio-economic development of Gov. Ikpeazu in the state has also given a facelift in the education and health sector, the testimony is there for you to testify.

The Governor, who embarked on the economic revolution of the state, has great enabling environment for the Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMSEs) in the state by laying down good policies for them and making Aba the largest SME capital of Nigeria. Gov. Ikpeazu recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Turkish Government to train about 50,000 artisans on the field of garment and leather making. The agreement which covers the provision of automated machines that will improve the quality of products ,which will on the long run take Aba-made-products into global recognition and as well increase the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of the state.

Furthermore, it is important to disclose also that Abia State Government and the Shangai Province signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the installation of Chinese production machines in Abia to enable high quality production of local contents in Abia State. By this Abia will start producing and supplying global standard qualitative ceramics and leather materials to all the Nigeria starts and West African in general.

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu leadership in less than two years in office has been eventful and the leader has shown clear signs that he is prepared for the task. And Abians are happy that a Daniel has come to judgment.

Kingsley Maduforo is a Special Assistant (SA) to Gov. Ikpeazu on Media.

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