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Abia to roll off Owaza industrial project, says project has nothing to do with past govt
 
By: Cletus Sunday Ilobanafor
Tue, 26 Sep 2023   ||   Nigeria,
 

As part of its move to industrialize the state, the Abia State government says it will on Saturday, October 30, 2023, perform the groundbreaking exercise for an Industrial hub that would cater to the industrial needs of Nigerians at Owaza in Ukwa West local government of the state.
The State Commissioner for Information and Culture, Prince Okey Kanu, who dropped this hint while briefing Journalists on the outcome of this week’s Executive Council meeting Monday evening, said the hub will be a reference point for industrialists and investors across the country and even in the West African sub-region.
Asked if the project will be a continuation of the ill-born Enyimba City Project of the Okezie Ikpeazu’s administration, Kanu insisted that Owaza Industrial Initiative has nothing to do with Okezie Ikpeazu ill-fated project because according to him, “light and darkness have nothing in common”.
On health facilities in the state, the Information Commissioner declared that the recently upgraded General Hospital at Amachara, Umuahia South LGA, and the Abia Specialist and Diagnostic Centre in Umuahia North will be commissioned any moment from now, adding that it is in line with the policy of the state government whose chief executive, Dr. Alex Otti had during his inaugural speech declared an emergency on the health sector of the state.
Abia To Roll off Owaza Industrial Project, Says Project Has Nothing To Do With Past Govt
As part of its move to industrialize the state, the Abia State government says it will on Saturday, October 30, 2023, perform the groundbreaking exercise for an Industrial hub that would cater to the industrial needs of Nigerians at Owaza in Ukwa West local government of the state.
The State Commissioner for Information and Culture, Prince Okey Kanu, who dropped this hint while briefing Journalists on the outcome of this week’s Executive Council meeting Monday evening, said the hub will be a reference point for industrialists and investors across the country and even in the West African sub-region.
Asked if the project will be a continuation of the ill-born Enyimba City Project of the Okezie Ikpeazu’s administration, Kanu insisted that Owaza Industrial Initiative has nothing to do with Okezie Ikpeazu ill-fated project because according to him, “light and darkness have nothing in common”.
On health facilities in the state, the Information Commissioner declared that the recently upgraded General Hospital at Amachara, Umuahia South LGA, and the Abia Specialist and Diagnostic Centre in Umuahia North will be commissioned any moment from now, adding that it is in line with the policy of the state government whose chief executive, Dr. Alex Otti had during his inaugural speech declared an emergency on the health sector of the state.
According to him, an additional three roads recently reconstructed by the government will be commissioned as soon as the installation of the solar solar-powered system on the street is concluded, pointing out that the ongoing lighting up of the Abia streets project has improved the security of the state.
This, he explained, is aimed at creating business opportunities for Abians and investors across the globe.
Kanu opined that the state will actively participate in the South East Economic/Security Summit taking place on September 28, 2023, in Owerri, Imo State, and that the state government is committed to nipping in the bud criminality across the state,
In his comment at the briefing, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Security Matters, Navy Commander Macdonald Uba (rtd), stated that the vision and mission of the governor is to place Abia on the global map of which security of lives and properties are key.
He affirmed that there has been an appreciable level of security in all parts of the state in recent times especially the Uturu/Umunneochi axis of the state following the inauguration of the state’s security outfit codenamed “Operation Crush”.
The retired Naval Commander disclosed that the government in partnership with security operatives recently demolished shanties and other illegal structures that criminals use as hideouts within the Lokpanta axis.
He therefore advised criminals in the state to leave as the government would leave no stone unturned in making the state unsafe for them.

 

 

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