Gov Otti To Flag Off Key Infrastructure Projects In Abia


Abia State Governor, Dr Alex Otti will on Wednesday flag off the reconstruction of the 3.5-kilometer Osisioma Ekeakpara road, which serves as a vital artery for the Osisioma Industrial Complex.


The Commissioner for Information and Culture, Prince Okey Kanu disclosed this while briefing Journalists on the outcome of this week’s Executive Council Meeting presided over by Governor Alex Otti.

Prince Kanu while emphasizing the importance of the Osisioma-Ekeapkara road which also leads to the NNPC Depot Osisioma, said the road when completed would foster economic development and propel industrialization in the state.


He also revealed that Governor Otti will on the same day, flag off the reconstruction of the 2.5 Kilometer Umuode Bakassi road to further boost the economic prospects of the state.


The Commissioner stated that the move aligns with the State Government’s economic agenda which aims to create an enabling environment in the state, for businesses to thrive.

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Of course, you know these roads speak to the economic development agenda of the state because the government believes that when there are infrastructural facilities, particularly road infrastructure, it would enable businesses to thrive”, the Commissioner pointed out.


Prince Kanu also announced that the Director General of the National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control ( NAFDAC) Professor Moji Adeyeye would be in the state on the 15th of this month on a working visit.


He said that the meeting would afford the NAFDAC DG an opportunity to meet with stakeholders in the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) particularly those involved in food, health supplements and production of various medications.


While noting that the meeting aims to ensure compliance with established standards to safeguard public health, Prince Kanu said; “There is this drive towards ensuring compliance with certain standards in all those fields to ensure that those who produce the things that people consume stick to certain standards to safeguard the lives of our people”.


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He said that the state government through the Ministry of Digital Economy and SMEs, would provide 150 free Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) registrations for Abians adding that NAFDAC, in alignment with the initiative, would offer an additional 25 free CAC registrations and certifications for the people.


During that engagement, the state government would provide about 150 free CAC registrations for Abians and that is through the Ministry of Digital Economy and SMEs.


“NAFDAC has promised that they would provide 25 free CAC registrations and certifications. The State government will compliment that effort by providing 150 free CACs registrations for Abians“, Prince Kanu stated.

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The Commissioner for Digital Economy and SMEs Mr Mathew Ekwuribe , Special Adviser to the Governor on media and publicity Mr Ferdinand Ekeoma, the Director General of Greater Aba Development Authority (GADA) Mr Uche Ukeje were part of the briefing.