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Abia state Governor, Dr Alex Otti says that plans are underway to build a technology hub in Aba to boost productivity and accelerate socioeconomic development in the state.

 

Otti stated this on Thursday when the General Overseer of the Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Movement, Mr Lazarus Mouka, paid him a visit in his country home in Nvosi, Isiala Ngwa South Local Government Area.

 

The Governor said that the world had transitioned from the industrial era to the information era and the society continually records the invention of technological innovations.

 

Otti said that “government has plans to build a technology hub and we are in discussion with technology giants.

 

“If you have been following developments in the world, the industrial age has passed and we are in the information age.”

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He said that the through the use of technology people could either work or conduct meetings around the world, virtually.

 

Otti added that the advent of COVID-19 further facilitated the development of the capabilities and impact of technology in the running of our daily lives and society.

 

He said that the government was desirous to build a conducive environment for businesses to thrive and added that government was deliberate about building high level infrastructure in Abia.

 

According to him, high level infrastructure development is key to improving ease of doing business rating, increasing job creation, reducing poverty and enhancing gross domestic product of the state.

 

“That’s why we are very deliberate about rebuilding Aba and our conviction is that if we rebuild Abia, that Aba is able to generate resources that will help us rebuild the entire state,” he said.

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Otti thanked the general overseer for his kind words and urged him to keep praying for the government and people of Abia.

 

Earlier, Mouka said that emergence of Otti as the governor of Abia was a clear indication that he is the people’s choice.

 

He said that he was in the state to dedicate an Information Communication and Technology Center and GSM Mall financed by the church

 

 

He explained that the church had been contributed to the economic development of different places across the world and had decided to come home to promote development in the state.

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Mouka said that this was the church’s way of encouraging people from Southeast region to contribute to the development of the region by bringing their investments back home.