Abia Governor Vows To Prioritize Job Creation Amid Rising Insecurity


Abia State Governor, Dr Alex Otti has reaffirmed the state government’s dedication to prioritizing job creation as a way to bolster economic growth and curb rising insecurity.


Governor Otti stated this when he received a delegation of the Dominion City Church, worldwide led by the General Overseer and Founder, Goldenheart Foundation, Bishop David Ogbueli.

Highlighting the significance of job opportunities for fostering economic development and social stability in Abia, Governor Otti emphasized the pivotal role of employment in uplifting the well-being of residents.


He underscored the correlation between unemployment and insecurity, noting that addressing joblessness is essential in mitigating various forms of societal unrest.

“I have always believed and written about it that anywhere you have a very high level of unemployment the insecurity will also go in that same direction.


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“This is because statistics shows that insecurity can be divided into two sources, voluntary and involuntary.


“The voluntary are the criminals, whatever you do they will do the wrong but they are the insignificant minority, they are 20 per cent.


The other 80 per cent are involuntary and were pushed down the poverty line by circumstances beyond their control. It is important that we get our youths to do something“, he added.


Governor Otti expressed gratitude to Bishop Ogbueli for proposing a partnership aimed at tackling unemployment which he said aligns with the state government’s agenda.

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Governor Otti welcomed the idea of collaboration with the Church in addressing the collapse of moral values and empower the youths through skills acquisition programs to tackle unemployment.


Earlier, Bishop Ogbueli said that the church had evolved programmes that would be used to conduct value reorientation and skills acquisition training for the youths in Abia.


The clergyman added that the church equally embarked on a programme called “Southeast Redemption and Development” to address the collapse of moral values in the society.


He highlighted the Church’s role in societal transformation, and noted that the church is poised to work in partnership with the government to facilitate youth development because of its multifaceted benefits, especially in tackling insecurity.

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