“In the next three months, our administration would transform the city of Umuahia to enhance its aesthetics” – Alex Otti, Governor of Abia State
The Governor disclosed this while speaking at the special thanksgiving service of the member representing Ikwuano/Umuahia Federal Constituency, Hon. Obi Aguocha at the Nkwoegwu Central School, Ohuhu Umuahia North LGA .He said that setting up the cabinet would enable the government run properly, adding that the recent inauguration of the State House of Assembly would give impetus to effective running of the government.
Governor Otti explained that the delay in salaries and arrears of pensions he promised is as a result of fictitious figures and numbers that cannot be confirmed but assured that at the end of this month, confirmed salaries and arrears of pensions shall be paid and pleaded with the people to be patient. He restated that the debt left by the immediate past administration was enomous and vowed to offset it while assuring that he would not spend time responding to distractions and would not give excuses.
The State chief executive, who lamented that Umuahia the capital city of Abia is like a glorified village announced that in the next three months, his administration would transform the city to enhance it’s aesthetics, solicited support from all and sundry. He congratulated Hon. Obi Aguocha on his inauguration as member of the National Assembly and stressed the need for all to show gratitude to God at all times.
Earlier in his speech, the host and member representing Ikwuano/Umuahia Federal Constituency, Hon. Obi Aguocha thanked God for the opportunity to be elected to represent his people and the success of the inauguration while pledging not to let his people down. He saluted the Governor, Dr. Alex Otti , members of the Labour Party and people from all walks of life for coming to identify with him.
The event attracted many diginitaries including the Speaker, Abia House of Assembly, members of the National Assembly, Secretary to the State Government, the Head of Service among others.
Govt. House, Umuahia.