An interactive forum for businessmen and women in private and public sectors being organized under the auspices of the Abia Think Tank Association (ATTA) is slated to hold October 23-24 in Aba, Abia State.
Addressing a press conference after the official commissioning of ATTA’s main office complex located at No. 108 Aba-Owerri road, Aba, President of the group, Mazi Sam
Ohuabunwa disclosed that the theme for this year’s seminar is: “Aba as the Centerpiece of Abia Economic Renaissance.”
Ohuabunwa added that the summit will bring together stakeholders and professionals in different fields to deliberate on issues which would further help to unravel the rich economic potentials of Aba.
“To a great measure, the economic development and prosperity of Abia, South East and Nigeria lies on how the veritable economic features of Aba can be utilized to generate jobs and create more wealth, adding that the process of industrial and commercial rejuvenation of Aba will be made possible through highly creative and strategic thinking and action plan,” he said.
Ohuabunwa who is also the National President of Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce added that showcasing the ingenuity of Small and Medium Entrepreneurs (SMEs) to a formal institution would lead to greater productivity and wealth creation.
“Doing this will entail introduction of our people to continuous education in terms of information dissemination on new trends in technology, marketing synergy, network and myriad of other linkages to remain well-informed,focused and innovative in meeting global standard and best practices to secure a global price for made-in-Aba products and services,” he stated.
In his remarks, Director of Produce; Abia State Ministry of Industry, Deleon Ohajuru who represented the Commissioner, Mrs. Ngozi Orji said the state government commends ATTA for its commitment to the development of Abia, assuring it will continue to partner with the group.
Earlier, the Aba Coordinator of ATTA, Mazi Jude Nwosu disclosed that the basic objective of the Association was to bring the diverse technological intellectual and business acumen of the people to limelight.
Nwosu who is also the Managing Director of Crunches Fried Chickens Ltd promised that the Association would not only bring back Aba to its lost glory, but also help to return it to an enviable position in the country and called for the support of residents of the city and beyond.