Abia state government says it is laying a solid economic and infrastructural base for posterity in the state.
The Governor, Chief T. A. Orji stated this when he received the Executive Council members of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) who were on a fact finding tour of projects executed by the government said his government was embarking on legacy and foundational projects which past governments did not do.
Chief Orji who spoke through his Chief of Staff, Mr. Cosmos Ndukwe said it was good that the students came to see things for themselves rather than relying on hearsay.
He described their visit as timely and appropriate especially now that the opposition has resorted to using the social and news media to blackmail the government of the day in Abia despite the monumental achievements recorded by the government.
The governor thanked the NANS executives for taking out time to visit to see things and advised other groups to emulate the students and avoid listening to the antics of enemies of democracy who do not mean well for the state.
Chief Orji explained that his government has spent a lot of resources in tackling the menace of kidnapping and other related crimes by empowering security agencies in the state thus ensuring peace.
The Governor disclosed that his administration rehabilitated the Aba – Owerri road and the PortHarcourt road to make life more meaningful to the people.
Speaking earlier, the president, National Association of Nigerian Students, comrade Dauda Mohammed said their visit was to get a first-hand information on the achievements of Governor T. A. Orji and disclosed that a lot of projects were ongoing in the state with contractors on site.
The president explained that the International Conference centre, the Workers Secretariat, the new Industrial Market, the Modern Market at Ubani Ibeku, the new High Court complex and other projects scattered across state are qualitative.
He thanked the Governor for donating a 1000 KVA gen set to the Abia State University, Uturu, the regular subvention to institutions in the state and solicited for more funding to higher institutions in the state.