Otti Reaffirms Commitment To Economic Development Calls For Citizen Engagement In Governance Process

 

Abia state Governor, Dr Alex Otti has reiterated his administration’s commitment to accelerating economic development, improving security, and enhancing social cohesion across various communities across the state.

 

Governor Otti stated this at the International Conference Center Umuahia, during a Town Hall Meeting for constituents of Abia Central Senatorial Zone comprising of Umuahia North & South, Ikwuano, Isialangwa North/South, and Osisoma LGAs.

The Town Hall meeting serves as part of activities to mark the Governor Otti’s one year anniversary.

 

The Governor while emphasizing that his adminstration’s goal is to expand all frontiers of economic opportunities and enhance good governance, said he has made “a very bold statement” through massive infrastructure development across the state.

“Our central goal for this Senatorial District is to expand the frontiers of economic opportunities for everyone and ultimately make Umuahia an important city for governance and administration, family life and leisure.

 

We are determined to see that our young people desirous of making a mark in their profession on a larger stage can always find the right support to power their dreams.

 

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What we are doing here is create the enabling environment for businesses and every endeavour that citizens intend to undertake“, Gov Otti said.

He called on the citizens of the State to become active participants in the governance process by asking questions, providing feedback, and informed criticisms to help improve his administration’s performance.

 

The Governor who assured citizens that government would urgently give due consideration to their feedback said, “we have every community in the state in our agenda, every sector is important to us and no demographic area shall be forgotten or left behind.

 

“We don’t claim not know it all but what I can assure is that our commitment to fulfilling the promises made to you remains firm and unshaken. We have a duty to fix Abia and make it work for all us especially the hardworking me and women whose support brought us here”.

Hon Obi Aguocha

In his remarks, the Member representing Umuahia-Ikwuano Federal Constituency, Hon. Obi Aguocha, lauded Governor Otti for being intentional about boosting rural development and encouraged him to sustain his good works in transforming the state.

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Gov Otti in a handshake with the Mayor of Umuahia North LGA, Chief Victor Ikeji

Earlier in his address, the Mayor of Umuahia North Local Government Area, Chief Victor Ikeji, who presented a scorecard of his achievements in office, noted that the Town Hall meeting has given the people an opportunity to interface with the government.

 

Mayor Ikeji while commending Governor Otti said that the present administration had in the past one year recorded unprecedented achievements as well as redefined governance through his leadership style.

He expressed optimism that the meeting would be a success and produce fruit’s that would contribute to the advancement of the communities in the three Senatorial zones of the state.

 

Highlights of the town hall meeting was the passing of a vote of confidence on Governor Otti by the people of Abia Central Senatorial District, in recognition of the Governor’s significant achievements in his first year in office.

 

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This resolution was initiated by the Member representing Ikwuano/Umuahia Federal Constituency, Chief Obi Aguocha, and seconded by the Member for Ikwuano State Constituency.Mr. Boniface Isienyi and put to a vote by the Deputy Speaker of the Abia House of Assembly Chief Austin Nmeregini.

 

The event also featured the presentation of the scorecard of the Transition Committee Chairmen of Isiala Ngwa South, Isiala Ngwa North, Umuahia North, Umuahia South, Ikwuano and Osisioma Local Government Areas, in the last six months.