The mouth or fortunate enough to have had their nuts cracked for them by the proverbial benevolent spirit, include great power of vision, focus, large heart of dedicated service and patriotism. Analysts of world affairs are also of the opinion that quality leadership fast tracks the development drive of their societies by making effective and efficient use of available human and material resources.
The third democratically elected Governor of Abia God’s Own State, Chief T.A. Orji (Ochendo) belongs to this class and so has uniquely proven himself an innovator, servant leader in
bureaucracy and politics and who is dedicated to human and infrastructural transformation of the Abia State. Emerging from the realm of the civil service to that of political leadership of Abia State, Governor T.A. Orji has become a celebrated national case study exemplifies true leadership, humility, hard work and achievement notwithstanding challenges on his way. Just last week Abia State Government acquires land for the proposed Abia Airport at Ikwuano LGA and in Olokoro Umuahia SouthT.A. Orji preaches Love, Peace at Christmas
In line with his administration transformation agenda and in keeping with his promise of fast tracking the development of the state, the Abia state government under Chief TA Orji has continue to embark on development projects across all sectors of the state?s economy. The last few months has witnessed unprecedented activities in the various sectors which could be best approached.
Governor T. A. Orji is presently building a new Abia State for the good of all. governance,breakdown of all traditional values of hard work, integrity, honesty, communal and self help spirit,discipline, transparency and accountability in conducting community and government business.
Today weak infrastructure, decline in quality of education and a legacy of impunity are things of the past and no more in the character or identified with the people and government of Abia, God’s own State.
This new vision was all that was required to under pin an agenda for creating shared prosperity through the development of desirable infrastructure, industry, agriculture and mutually beneficial linkages.
Tremendous achievements have been recorded under Gov. T.A. Orji as enunciated and enumerated below.
More than anytime in the history of Abia State, agriculture has received a boost with the reactivation and revitalization of a 5-ton/hour industrial oil palm at Mbawsi, a 2,600 hectare (1,500/ha of improved seedling) of oil palm estate is already in place at Ohambele and 200 hectares of oil palm plantation at Ulonna North and South and Ozuitem – Amamba.
Altogether, 1 million improved seedlings have been planted at the fallow areas of these plantations.
These excluded the pilot songhai integrated farm on 55 hectares at Okwoi Ibeku for plantain banana and pineapples while another 200 hectares have been cultivated for rice and fish farming at Ndibe-Abam in Bende LGA.
Recently, 55 tractors were acquired under PPP initiative for farmers hiring services. The state has continued to honour its counterpart obligations and is part of the new cassava and oil transformation initiative (COTI). As a pacesetter, Governor T.A. Orji recently signed the irrevocable payment order (IPO) to empower Abia commercial farmers to access the N1 billion Agriculture loan domiciled with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The mega farms otherwise called Liberation farms are being established in the 17 LGAs of Abia State in collaboration with ASOPADEC. The project is estimated to create 40000 jobs while a modern abattoir is been set up in Aba under another PPP agreement with an Ottawa-Canada based food company.
Umuahia is the only state capital in the entire South East that has electrified the entire streets and roads with street lightings. It is also very peculiar to state here, that it is only in Aba,Umuahia and its environs, that regular and uninterrupted electricity supply has been successfully achieved. This came as a result of the commissioning of the new 2 x 40 MVA, 132/33kv Transmission substation and the 132KVDC transmission line located at Ohiya in Umuahia by the Governor. That is not all, the Abia State government under Chief T.A. Orji had facilitated the ferrying of the gas turbines across Imo River to ensure early completion of the NIPP project at Alaoji. In line with Governor T. A. Orji’s determination to ensure regular availability of electricity for Abia’s numerous small and medium scale industries, the State is leading other South East States to procure the Enugu distribution of PHCN of Nigeria while at the same time installing transformers
in the rural communities.
And distribution of transformers to all communities in the state
Governor T.A Orji has embarked on more than 50 different road projects in various parts of the state in the recent times. While a good number of these roads have been completed others are at various stages of completion. Some of the roads are Faulks Road Aba, Nkata – Alaike roads,Umuahia, Ndiokereke-Ndioji, Abam–Arochukwu road, and the Aba -Owerri road, Aba which has opened up another vista of business opportunities for Aba residents. Also commissioned is the popular Ukwu-mango road in Aba which hitherto had remained not just unmotorable, unpassable but in a very deplorable condition. Ukwu-mango is a very indispensable link into the Ariaria International Market.
Monday April 14, 2013, five months after, the massive awards materialized into fruition. Like the flag off day, people from all walks of life gathered all over in large numbers to commission the completed roads among them Azikiwe, Milverton, Aba- Obikabia phase 1, Brass\Faulks, Georges, Constitution Crescent,
Ngwa Road to mention a few. Previously, many who refused to see anything good in Abia and balked at being part of the flag off, took a “let’s wait and see” attitude but realising that the
Governor meant every word of his promise, reconsidered their negative stance and joined on Monday to witness the epic event. In truth, Milverton, Geometric access road, Brass were awarded, now completed and commissioned in the presence of notable personalities like Ezes Ikonne, Uwakwe Ukaegbu and the Rector of The Abia Polytechnic, Elder Onukaogu.
There are so many lessons in these activities. Milverton Avenue is indispensable to Aba residents and visitors who throng the city to purchase goods for industrial, commercial and domestic use. Many of the transport companies are resident in Milverton.
The Geometric access road is a road leading to the Geometric Power Plant, a contract awarded by the Federal Government in answer to the yearning of the State Government which always
took the blame for every anomaly.
Outside the feat in Aba, the governor has embarked on another ambitious road project which will certainly benefit all
Abians. This is the operation ‘Ten kilometer roads for every Local Government.’ This practically means a total of 170 kilometers of roads in the 17 Local Governments in Abia. Outside the Aba inner city roads, it is notable that Osisioma-Ekeakpara, Ogbo Hill-Omoba, Obikabia, Ohanku Roads in Abia South, Ovim- Acha-Isiukwuato, Nunya, Eluama, Abiriba-Nkporo, in the Abia North and Amoba Nnono Oboro, dualization of Ubakala-Old- Umuahia, Afugiri, Mbawsi Ntigha, all in the Central Zone to mention a few embrace the three Senatorial Zones. Is this not
stunning, has it been this good? Bewildering too is the transformation of Ogurube layout the new capital suburb from a bushy scrubland to a city of glittering roofs. Spawning, ten cascading roof steps of the International Conference Centre, not too far from the refurbished old Secretariat, wearing the same paint colour with the twin high rise of the new one- the first of its kind in Abia to have service elevators. Adjacent to this is the fastest rising building of the Joint Accounts Committee (JAC) building that the Honourable Minister of Information Mr Labaran Maku laid its foundation.
In line with Governor T.A. Orji’s promise to sustain primary health care delivery system, he has already upgraded all facilities at the state owned specialist hospital at Amachara and Abayi to the extent that it is the most functional and adequately staffed state owned hospital around here. The Amachara hospital is also an annex ofthe ultra modern diagnostic centres in both Umuahia the State Capital and Aba, the commercial city of Abia with the the new chest clinic at Amachara-Umuahia.
In addition, a storey building has been
constructed for house officers alongside the 2 story building complex meant for resident Doctors. Besides renovating the theatre, work is completed at the accident and emergency units of the hospital. These were executed to enable it cope with increased activities and prevailing challenges. More importantly, Governor T.A has constructed and equipped more than 250 health centres in the different parts of Abia State under its primary health care services and development programme. Each of these health facilities has, in compliance with the MDG been provided with a bore-hole and a tricycle to convey patients to and from the health centres. It is therefore heart worming that Chief T.A Orji kept his assurances that every political ward in Abia State most have a health facility to attend to the health and social needs of the constituents.
As part of his efforts to provide quality health care and services to Abians, Governor T.A Orji is also constructing an auditorium at the specialist hospital Abayi, Aba for student doctors while at the same time meeting the counterpart obligation to the health partners and affiliate agencies such as WHO, UNICEF as demonstrated by the polio-free status of Abia State.
As a tertiary referral centre, Abia’s diagnostic centres are readily accessed by a cross section of Nigerians. Patients who would have been flown abroad for emergency medical treatment are now patronizing the Abia diagnostic centres which boast of world class and State- of- the- art-equipment.
Before the inception of the administration of Governor Theodore Orji, Abia State health sector suffered untold neglect. Access to primary, secondary, and tertiary health care was difficult. All the State-owned health care centres were not only understaffed, but staff morale was at it lowest ebb. Cost of drugs and other medical services was beyond the reach of the ordinary Abians.
Consequently, maternal and child health indices in the state was embarrassingly poor compared with the national statistics.
However the depth of the rot in the health sector did not intimidate Governor Theodore Orji who immediately rolled up his sleeves and went to work. A strong believer in the dictum that health is wealth, Ochendo as he is fondly called decided to make affordable healthcare a cardinal focus of his people oriented administration. Today, given the first class facilities he has provided at all levels, he has completely transformed Abia State into a veritable destination for medical tourism as well as given succor to the masses of his grateful citizenry.
Hence, Governor Theodore Orji has excellently distinguished himself in empowering Abians through massive provision of health services as follows.
1. Construction and equipment of more than 250 health centers in the 291 political wards in the state. Each of the health facilities has, in compliance with the millennium Development Goals. MDG, been provided with generators, a borehole and a tricycle
to convey patients to and fro the health centers.
2. In addition, community ambulances have been provided in all the local government areas in the state such that a patient who cannot be helped at the primary care level could easily be transported to the nearest secondary or tertiary health care centre.
3. Provision of over 18 administrative vehicles for primary health care activities in the local government areas as well as
4. Operation of free maternal services for all pregnant mothers I the state up to six weeks.
5. Similarly, a functional secondary health care system is in place in each of the 17 local government areas. At present, over 10
hospital projects are ongoing in the state. Services at Amachara Hospital in Umuahia South Local Government have improved. In addition, a storey building has been constructed for house
officers alongside the two-storey building complex meant for resident doctors. Besides renovated the theatre, work has been completed at the accident and emergency units of the hospital.
The General Hospital in Ohafia, Okikpe and Arochukwu are being expanded. The Government is building a 100-bed hospital in Arochukwu, just as Obingwa Local government, which never
had a hospital, is now boasting of a functional hospital. The 100- bed hospital is being replicated in all the 17 LGAs in the state.
6. The highpoint of the governor’s intervention in the health sector is at the tertiary level where, Abia specialist Hospital and Diagnostic centre built in the record time by Governor Theodore
Orji, boasts of world-class and state –of –the-art equipment for diagnosis and treatment. The state government entered into partnership with Me-Cure Health services of India in the
provision of the facility and manpower training. Today, many Nigerians who would have been flown abroad for emergency medical treatment are patronizing the Abia Diagnostic centers
located in Umuahia and Abia state university Teaching Hospital Aba. The state is also partnering pharmaceutical companies
such as Neimeth and Emzor to provide affordable and quality drugs to it citizens
7. In addition, the state has strengthened its community health insurance, which it developed in collaboration with the national Health Insurance scheme. Three communities in the state- Ohafia, Umuahia North and Osisioma are in the pilot programme.
The aim is to make people participate and make health cheaper and drugs available
8. Upgrading of the Amachara General Hospital as part of Abia state teaching hospital and diagnostic centre, which has secured accreditation from the medical Examination Board for training of House Officers.
9. Construction and equipment of a functional chest clinic in partnership with the Agbami partners of Chevron oil field.
10. Organization of series of medical mission under the office of Her Excellency, involving screening of communicable diseases,
treatment and control of breast cancer, eye diseases and surgeries.
11. Partnering with MTN foundations in the MTN yellow doctors programme.
12. Initiating a partnership with Shell Petroleum Development Company in the training of the State midwives.
13. Reconstruction of the School of Health Technology, Aba
14. Ensuring the continued accreditation of the Abia State University Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.
15. The provision of Health Insurance Scheme Services for the state workers.
16. Almost completing the process for the provision of modern and highly equipped Eye centre within the Abia State Specialist &
Diagnostic Hospital Umuahia. From these and other indications, it is obvious that Governor Theodore Orji has blazed a trial in the
health sector. Today, history will once again be made as the Honorable Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, joins Abians to inaugurate its first ever Public Dialysis Centre.
Henceforth, kidney patients from Abia and environs can now heave a sigh of relief, as they no longer need to travel to distant
lands. The Abia Dialysis Centre has a record seven machines with special provision for different categories of persons including HIV, Hepatitis and Tuberculosis patients.
COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY:
The Abia State Government being piloted by Chief T. A. Orji is bent on providing the enabling environment for business to thrive in the state.
That is why many investors are now interested more than ever before in partnering with the state government. The government has signed MOUs with various companies within and outside the country willing to do business with the state. Not long ago, Alkamali Oil of United Arab Emirate entered into partnership with Abia State towards exploring opportunities in the oil sector. There is a similar plan by a private investor to set up a cement manufacturing plant in Arochukwu following the abundance of limestone -a major raw material for cement production. There are many of such partnership between investors and the Abia State Government going on in the state.
The Abia State Government has also taken a giant leap forward in its effort to-relocate the Umuahia Main Market from its present location to a more spacious and ideal place. It has therefore vigorously pursued the plan to realize the Ubani Ibeku Ultra Modern Market project in the shortest possible time after the former contractor handling the project failed to deliver.
At the moment, work is progressing steadily at the site of the new market at Ubani Ibeku where about 5,000 shops have so far been built. All things being equal, by December this year traders will start moving over to the new market while the space where the old market was situated will be converted to another use by government.
In the same vein, the state government has concluded plans to relocate traders at the old Industrial Market to a more conducive location at Azueke Ibeku in the Umuahia North Local Government Area of the state. Government plans to build more than 5,000 shops in the new market while already, about 3,000 shops have been realized. The rest will soon be completed.
Government’s desire is that by the end of the year, movement of traders to the new market would have commenced. Apart from constructing new markets, some old markets have been receiving the attention of the state government. Not long ago, the executives of market associations in the state were provided with brand new official buses for their executives. Infrastructural development of the markets is a continuous process. For instance, rehabilitation of internal roads in Ariaria International Market is nearing completion.
Transformers have been donated to the markets.
SINCE the inception of the present administration in Abia State, it has recorded giant strides in the field of sports. The most recent are:
1. The reconstruction and re-sing of the Umuahia Township stadium/ Upgrading of the stadium.
2. Acquisition of World Class wrestling Ring.
3. On-going collaboration between Abia State Government and Vejie Bold Club of Denmark for the establishment of a sports academy his the state.
4. Signing of the Abia State Sports Endowment Fund by the governor.
5. The state qualified to play in the 2012 WAFU
competition (Continental Football Competition).
6. The state now presents two club sides in the pro-league in the 2012 football season. It is on record that Abia State has over the years produced notable and international sports men and women who have excelled in various fields of sports. Names like Kanu Nwankwo, world champion in power lifting, Obioma Aligekwe are Abia sons.
Recently also, the Enyimba Football Club’s chairman, Felix Anyansi Agwu was elected into the board of the Nigeria Football Federation. The director of Sports, Abia State Sports Council, Mr.Ejikeme Ikwunze was also appointed into the nine-man ministerial committee to reform football in the country, and enyimba winning the federation cup nd coming second in the just concluded Nigeria professional and Abia worrious promotion to Nigeria professional league, the state governor has done well by giving 50 million naira to enyimba football and 10 million to Abia worrious football club and many lot more
The housing sector of the state has not been left out in the state’s supper transformation. In the last six months, a lot has been done in this sector.
The fencing of the site for the new Abia Government House at Ogurube Layout is nearing completion. The new civil servants secretariat, a four storey building has already been roofed and the other(l no.) four storey building is at the roofing stage even as the old one is undergoing renovation, while work at the 5,000 capacity International conference centre, Umuahia has reached 90% completion. The government has also deemed it necessary to alleviate the accommodation problem facing other government establishments in the state. Hence it has embarked on the construction of a 48-room office complex at the Broadcasting Corporation of Abia State, fully remodeled and expanded the Customary of Appeal building Umuahia and embarked on the construction of two massive storey building at the ministry of Justice. The old structures at the ministry have been given a face lift. The modern Abia State Planning Commission office complex has been completed.
Also, the Ochendo led Abia State government has embarked on the construction of 12 additional court halls at the High Court Complexes in Aba and Umuahia. No doubt, when completed, they will impact positively in the quick dispensation of justice. The projects are expected to be completed before the end of the year. The 3(no) new NYSC hostel blocks and 1 (no) staff building projects embarked upon by the state government at the permanent orientation camp at Umunna has almost been completed just as construction work at the Isieke Housing Estate, Umuahia is progressing steadily and nearing-Completion. An initial 30 units of 3-bedroom bungalows.
Renovation, construction and installation works at the Abia house, Abuja is also in progress.
Works on basement, interlocking tiles,, drainage and lift have been completed.
The High Brow Amokwe Housing Estate has been completed while Amuba Housing Estate is also ready for occupation. Finishing is ongoing; works on relaying of interlocking stones is also nearing completion. Still on housing, the state government is extending the commissioner’s quarters to accommodate all the commissioners with additional (6 no) duplexes. The project will soon be completed as work is in progress.
To ensure quick dispensation of justice, government has through the ministry of justice prosecuted over 3000 criminal cases, handled over 2000 civil matters in courts, prepared over 1000 contract agreements among others. Monumental structural developments have been witnessed. These include complete renovation of 12 room office block for lawyers in the ministry of justice, construction of a gigantic office complex at the ministry headquarters, Umuahia. The project is more than 80% completed. Harmonization of the salaries and the conditions of service of law officers with those of the magistrates in Abia state is a major milestone recorded by the Chief T. A. Orji present administration within this period.
Many states in the federation and even the federal government are yet to carry out such harmonization. At the judiciary level, renovation of old court halls and construction of new ones are ongoing at both the Umuahia and Aba judicial divisions of the state. Six new court halls each are springing up simultaneously in Aba and Umuahia
Abia state government since the inception of the 2nd tenure of Chief T. A. Orji has made tremendous achievements in the area of water and electricity through the ministry of public utilities.
In the area of water,” a comprehensive consultancy services has been carried out on how to rehabilitate the old Umuahia Urban water scheme and other water schemes in the state through the ministry of public utilities and water Resources. The ministry is also liaising with the federal ministry of Niger Delta for the Regional water schemes in the state to be captured in the federal government’s subsidy Removal Reinvestment programme (SUREP).
This will involve the reconstruction, rehabilitation and expansion of the water schemes. Also, the rehabilitation of Umuokpara water scheme has been executed. In the area of electricity the timely intervention by the state government facilitated the inspection and pre -commissioning tests of the Completed 132kv network from Alaoji- Umuahia and the 132/33 KV injection substation equally energized. Consequently, the state government in 2011 awarded contract for the construction of 5no 33kv High Tension feeder lines from the Ohiya 2×30 MVA, 132/33kv injection substation.
The 5 No 33KV feeder lines radiates from Ohiya injection sub-station to the following locations – Afara, Ubakala, Nkwoegwu, Ntigha Umungwa. Construction work along Afara, Ubakala, Nkwoegwu and Umungwa has been completed while work on the Ntigha axis is in progress. This has greatly increased the electricity supply situationin Umuahia metropolis and its environs.
In addition, government initiated and completed the installation of solar energy streetlights in the following areas of Umuahia metropolis-house of Assembly junction to Bende Road, Ndume Otuka Road, Road 3 Low Cost Housing Estate, Health centre Road, World Bank, Adelabu street and Bende road which has reached about 80% completion.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND CHIEFTAINCY AFFAIRS:
One of the greatest legacies of the Chief T. A. Orji’s administration in the state is the sustenance of peace in the communities. This has impacted positively on development. Through its relevant agencies like the ministry, of local government and chieftaincy Affairs, it has resolved Ezeship and , inter- community disputes in rural, grassroots communities through prompt, settlement of 76 ezeship and inter-community disputes.
The government has provided conducive environment for local government administration by taking proactive decisions ‘fed actions on security reports received from the local governments. The Abia state government has continued to pay allowances of Ndieze regularly in addition to facilitating payment of over NI00m old debts as well as arrears of salaries owed by the 17 LGAs and ensured regular prompt payment of salaries owed by local governments in the state. The state government during the period under review completed the construction of the JAAC / Ndieze secretariat crescent with asphalt by direct labour; procured and distributed 3711 300KVA transformers to the 17 local governments and institutions in the state. Government also procured and distributed 72 vehicles to the 17 transition committee chairmen and all Revenue units of the 17 LGAs as well as the principal officers of Abia state traditional Rulers council. Government has also made funds
available for the renovation of the local government headquarters and also produced uniform sign posts for them. The ministry in keeping with the governor’s directive empowered 6000 Abia youths across the local government areas.
Education remains a key priority of the state government. Accordingly the state government has invested huge resources to that sector. There is a functional free transport services for students in Aba and Umuahia and this has alleviated the financial burden on parents. Scholarships have been instituted by the government for bright indigenes of the state to pursue academic programmes locally and overseas. Renovation of public primary and secondary schools is a continuous process and many dilapidated schools have benefitted from this gesture.
The Abia state government gives premium to the development of women, children, the indigent, elderly and persons living with disabilities. Over 200 women have been trained in various skills. A total of 1500 women had benefitted from the free pre and post natal treatment for pregnant women for the first six weeks. The Abia state government through the ministry has continued to take care of destitute and the less privileged by collaborating with the Itumbuzo mentally destitute home in the evacuation of some mentally ill persons in the state. Various sensitization programmes on child trafficking and abuse, HIV/AIDS, teenage pregnancy, harmful traditional practices, child right law, child immunization, maternal mortality have been carried out by the government.
PETROLEUM AND SOLID ^ MINERALS DEVELOPMENT:
Abia state government has been able to achieve 100% maintenance on the vandalized system at Port Harcourt Refinery Osisioma Depot pipeline in collaboration with the independent petroleum marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN). The depot is expected to commence operation soon and will boost the social and economic development of the, state. The government has been able to clean up and take remedial actions on the 16 spill incidents that occurred in the state in the last one year due to sabotage. Solid minerals Data Bank has been created and has indicated the locations of solid minerals site in the state. This has helped attract foreign investors to solid minerals sector and invariably will create employment and increase the state governments revenue.
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
It is the desire of the Abia State government that her citizens do not lag behind in this technological age. Its relevant ministry, the ministry of science and technology thus initiated the Ochendo free computer training designed to train Abians in all local government Areas of the state to be computer literate. The training programme has been on for public/civil servants. About 700 candidates have so far been trained. There is also the computer for All Abian initiative CAAI designed to enable interested public/civil servants in Abia state to own their own computer sets at affordable prices, without interest. About 500 public servants have benefited from the programme. The state also keyed into the federal government ECOWAS/CUBA initiative of replacing high energy consuming incandescent bulbs with lower energy consuming fluorescent lanterns deployed in government buildings and estates across the state. The ministry has completed work on the Abia state
science and Technology policy.
The state government through the ministry of finance has taken proactive measures that have meaningfully enhanced the revenue base of the state government. The financial management organs of the state government have been overhauled to ensure efficiency and transparency.
Consultants on revenue base have been engaged that have assisted the government identify many revenue windows and potentials hitherto untapped previously. This has resulted to the marginal increase in the internally Generated Revenue; (IGR) profile of the state government.
Efforts have been intensified to complete the data capture of all state civil servants with a view to actually determine their number in the government payroll to eliminate ghost workers. The state government through the department assisted the former community banks to recapitalize to micro finance banks as part of the state government empowerment programme for the people at the grassroots. The ministry set up and inaugurated a committee on E-payment solution. Payment of salaries and pensions is up to date in the state.
All categories of retired civil servants have been paid up to March this year. The finances and General Purposes Committee has been strengthened to entrench due process, transparency and accountability in the award of all government contracts. The reconstruction, evaluation and updating of the state government’s debt had been done at the state level, the first in the south East zone. Plans have been concluded to extend same to the LGAs before the end of the year. The government has fine tuned appropriate framework and strategy that would compel remittance of collected revenue to the Board of Internal Revenue (BIR). This has become necessary because revenues expected from various internal sources have failed to reach projected levels.
The Ochendo government seems to have made the greatest achievement in this sector.
Till date the state government has given out more than 150 patrol vehicles to security personnel in the state to help fight crime as well as communication equipment. The exercise is still on going. Besides, the state government was instrumental to the rehabilitation the Army barracks at Ohafia which has boosted the security of the state. The joint military -police patrol has copiously tackled crime. Today Abia is not only the most peaceful state but the safest
state in Nigeria to the glory of God
The year 2013 has been a great year 4 Abians One man, the Ochendo of Abia State,mission of giving a better life to his people is unprecedented, has painstakingly
provided all these facilities. Governor Orji has been able to achieve all these phenomenal projects because he first made
Abia one of the most secure states in the Nation, a feat that earned him international awards as Pillar of Security. On a memorable day like this, we salute the kind-hearted gentleman, His Excellency, Chief Dr. Sir Theodore Ahamefula
Orji, Ochendo Global.
GOD BLESS ABIA AND NIGERIA. Marry Xmas and Happy new year.