ABIA ASSURES ON COMPLETION OF SECRETARIAT, OTHERS
By ERIC UGBOR
ABA-ABIA State government yesterday assured that it would complete the new Government House, international conference centre, secretariat, roads, and other projects already initiated by the present administration before its termination in 2015.
The government also promised to revive moribund industries to create jobs for teeming youths, as well as generate more revenue for its operations.
Permanent Secretary, Government House, Umuahia, Mr Nwachukwu Agomuo, disclosed this to newsmen while dispelling insinuations that the state government was embarking on white elephant projects that might be abandoned at the expiration of its tenure..
Agomuo said: 'That is one thing with human beings, when not much was being done, they complained that nothing is happening.
'Now when much is being done, people are already complaining that this present government won't be able to complete the projects.'
He stated that the governor had his plans and was bent on completing whatever project he initiated.
'For the governor to have woken up and decided to build a Government House, state secretariat, an international conference centre and other numerous road projects across the three senatorial zones of the state, you should understand that the man has his plans all these years and had been tinkering, not minding the problems he had in the beginning of his first term.
'Initially, he said he was in a hurry to develop the state and so should be given a credit. Let them complain that we have so much we are doing and Ochendo will deliver on them all at the specified time,' he said.
On the moribund industries in the state, Barrister Agomuo stated that the state government had set a machinery in motion to reactivate many of them.
He disclosed that a Malaysian firm had almost completed arrangement with the state government, through the state Ministry of Agriculture, to revive Ogwe Golden Chicken and palm industries in the state.
Agomuo stated that the state government would continue to create the enabling conducive environment for all investors in the state, stressing that 'the government has no business in business but to make the state an investment heaven for all investors.'