Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has expressed joy that the renewal of infrastructure embarked upon by his administration and the subsequent measures taken to ensure adequate security in the state are yielding positive results through the influx of investors to the state.
Governor Ikpeazu who stated this while commissioning the E- Clinic and Diagnostic Service Aba, said that Abia was adjudged the Number 3 State in the area of Foreign Direct Investments in the Country following its contributions to the nation’s economy.
The Governor extolled the courage and foresight of the investor – Mrs. Maureen Mgbudem for choosing to invest in the health needs of Aba where she was born and nurtured, and assured of the support of his administration towards the growth of the Clinic.
The Governor explained that the strategic roads of Osusu and Eziukwu have been reconstructed with Rigid Pavement and will be linked to the Eziukwu market and up to No. 1 Portharcourt road as well as Ngwa road, thereby providing access for people to the E-Clinic from different parts of Aba, and promised that his administration will not relent in providing more social amenities to the people.
Governor Ikpeazu appealed to the management of the new health service to be considerate in their billings and made a donation to help take care of people who cannot pay their medical bills and advised Abians to always go for routine medical check-up to avert the negative results of accumulated health challenge.
In his speech, the Member representing Aba South and Aba North Federal Constituency, Chief. Chimaobi Ebisike thanked Governor Ikpeazu for placing Abia on the world map of progress through his infrastructural revolution and hoped that more will come to invest in the state.
Contributing, the Commissioner for Health, Dr Joe Osuji expressed joy that the improved infrastructure and secured environment which have been the hallmark of the Governor Ikpeazu administration are opening windows for Investors and appealed to the management of the Clinic to make their bills affordable.
Presenting her address, the Chief Executive Officer, E- Clinic and Diagnostic Service Aba – Mrs. Maureen Mgbudem disclosed that the equipment and facilities of the center are replica of those obtainable in the best clinics globally, adding that the clinic will embark on a two day medical outreach today and encouraged Aba residents to avail themselves of the opportunity .
Speaking, the Chief Medical Director of the Clinic, Dr Osinachi Nnadi said the 30 bedhall clinic is positioned to professionally attend to the health needs of Aba residents and thanked Governor Ikpeazu for making its establishment possible adding that the development has provided new employment opportunities for the people.