Fri. Jan 20th, 2023


The Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu says the reconstruction of A Line of the Ariaria International Market Aba is nearing completion with car park, security doors, CCTV, fire extinguishers and excavator to ease the movement of people, goods and services in the market.

Governor Ikpeazu who stated this in a BCA radio interactive programme, Special Interview, disclosed that his administration also hopes to bring the re-construction of Ahia Ohuru Aba, at par with that of the Ariaria market.

He promised to give voice to fabric and shoe makers at the Federal level if elected as Senator, and regretted that the people do not get the much needed attention and patronage.

The Governor pointed out that his administration has been able to tackle electricity, capacity building and marketing, as the Geometrics power system in Aba has started working though they are still waiting for Rose Royce turbines which Geometrics has procured to avoid unnecessary interruptions and expressed happiness that power has become more stable around the area.                     

According to Dr. Ikpeazu, some youths were sent to China for training on modern shoe making, while they presently produce up to five thousand shoes a day, as the government mediates between traders and Central Bank Of Nigeria in accessing loans through establishment of Small and Medium Enterprises Micro Finance Bank as well as the creation of avenue for the establishment of a Footwear Academy, where he enrolled as a student to learn shoe making.

He said his administration has constructed up to seven hundred school buildings, paid Universal basic Education Commission Counterpart funds since 2015, invited Australian, Bangladesh and Indian teachers to train Abia teachers on use of modern curriculum in schools, presently instituted Technical Education in schools, sent up to seventy youths to learn automobile at INNOSON motors and maintained first position in West African Examination Council for the past four years.

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