Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu has rated his administration high in the area of critical infrastructure.
According to the Governor, under his administration, the state has completed a number of road infrastructure while others are currently ongoing, assuring that the tempo will be sustained and even increased to ensure that the infrastructural stock in the State is improved upon significantly.
The governor while saluting Abians as the state marks 29 years since creation in 1991paid glowing tributes to the founding fathers of the State who worked tirelessly to ensure the actualization of the creation of Abia State.
He further stated that even in the face of tough challenges, people of the State have continued to trudge on towards the path of peace and progress.
In a statement issued on Saturday by his Chief Press Secretary, Sir Onyebuchi Ememanka, the Governor thanked God and the people of the State for the security, peace and stability the State has enjoyed in the last couple of years, describing Abia as the most politically stable state in the country.
The release said, “He expressed his appreciation to the Speaker and members of the State House of Assembly and other political leaders for their statesmanly roles in ensuring that political stability enjoyed by our people is sustained.
“Governor Ikpeazu assured the people of the State that even with the challenges posed by the sudden outbreak of COVID-19 which created massive economic shocks across the globe, his administration will continue to apply prudence in ensuring that available resources are managed for the good of our people while seeking creative means to improve our financial capabilities.
“He thanked the people of the State for the support his administration has enjoyed and assured them that he will continue to discharge the responsibilities of his office with dedication and commitment to the ideals of economic development and progress,” he said.
Ememanka also added, “In the months ahead”, the Governor stated, “we shall develop more sustainable means of solidifying our position as the SME Capital of Nigeria by continuing to support the growth of local enterprises as a catalyst for economic development”.