Abia state Governor Chief Theodore Orji has called on Abians in diaspora to come home and invest. The Governor made the call in Houston during a town hall meeting with the people of the state resident in the US.
In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary, Ugochukwu Emezue Chief Orji told the large crowd that came for the interactive session, that he was in a haste to develop the state after years of neglect by the previous administrations.
According to the Governor, what he is doing now is to lay a solid foundation as exemplified in the numerous projects he has had embarked in the past one year.
He listed such projects as the Diagnostic Centre, International Conference Centre, the New Secretariat, New Government House, High Court, Ubani and Industrial markets in Umuahia just to mention few.
Chief Orji told his distinguished audience that he has embarked on road projects in Aba and Umuahia with a special emphasis on Ukwumango road. The Governor maintained that he will continue to focus on Aba in terms of roads despite the lean resources available to him.
The number one citizen said that some of his greatest achievements are the liberation of Abia from the clutches of darkness and the restoration of security having fought kidnaping to a standstill.
He said that with the high network in place, Abia is now one of the safest states in Nigeria. He explained that many investors now come to the state to invest, as he pleaded with them to channel their resources back home so as to help in the transformation of the state.
After watching documentaries focusing on development in Abia, those who spoke commended Governor Orji for finding time to host the town hall meeting which has gone a long way in proving that Abia is working.
They urged him to focus despite the seeming challenges facing his administration especially in terms of finance.