Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has restated that his administration is prioritizing the needs of the people in terms of infrastructure development of the state.
The governor, who made this known on Sunday during a zoom meeting organized by the Abia Media Forum, said resources of the state must be properly channeled to address fundamental needs of the people.
He stated that the state government was working towards putting up a dry port at Ntigha to facilitate ease of doing business in Aba and the state at large.
Governor Ikpeazu noted that the state would not jump into construction of any airport just because other states are doing so.
According to the governor, majority of the citizens travel on road which makes the construction of roads across the state more important.
“We must look at the needs of our people before embarking on any project.
“Most of the roads we constructed are still standing and would stand the test of time. We have affected positively all facet of state infrastructure: education, health care, road, agriculture, SME, etc. Our aim is to leave the state better than we met it,” he said.
The governor noted that his administration is working to ensure that issues of security in the state are properly addressed stressing that the Southeast security outfit, Ebubeagu would help in curbing the deteriorating security situation in the region.
On the issues of herdsmen and farmers crisis, the governor said his administration was proactive in ensuring that the state Assemble establish laws prohibiting open grazing.
“We have a law on open grazing. Aside from Benue State, Abia was the first to pass the Anti-Open Grazing law in the country. We are tackling criminal herdsmen from other parts of the country and sub-region. We are enforcing the law.”
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