The New Abia hosts Nigeria as center of Peace, Development  and Security

“The PISE-P unveiling will mark the formal declaration of Peace in the Southeast as well as initiate the project’s implementation

Ogbonnaya Ikokwu & Njoku Jerry A, (Ed)

As the year draws to a closer every evidences that points to a new Abia under the leadership of the Alex Otti labour party government continue to reveal itself as politicians, business tycoons and investors led by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as confirmed, the Senate President Godswill Akpabio, Speaker of the House of Representatives Rt. Hon. Tajudeen Abbas, Chief of Staff to the President Rt. Hon Femi Gbajabiamila, and Governors of Southeast Nigeria, all march down to Abia State to support the unveiling of the Peace in the Southeast Project (PISE-P) and attend the grand reception in honour of Abia’s illustrious son, the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Kalu 

The event which will have in attendance His Royal Highness, Igwe Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe, the Obi of Onitsha; His Royal Highness, the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi; business tycoons Aliko Dangote; Chief Arthur Eze; Southeast legislators from the 10th National Assembly as well as their colleagues from both chambers of the National Assembly; state legislators; the Chairman and members of the Abia State Council of Traditional Rulers; media moguls; and politicians from various political parties.

The reception and the unveiling of the project will take place on December 29, 2023, at the Bende Sports Arena in Abia State.

The occasion is being organised by the Peace in Southeast Project in conjunction with the people of Bende Local government area of Abia State, the constituent of the Deputy Speaker.

According to the Chairperson of the Media and Communication Committee of PISE-P, Mrs. Mary Ikoku all is set for the Home Coming reception and formal unveiling of the project.

The ceremony, she said, is organised in appreciation of the unwavering commitment of the Deputy Speaker to public service and outstanding contributions to the people of the Southeast region and the nation in general.

“The PISE-P team and his community take immense pride in the remarkable achievements and tireless efforts of the Deputy Speaker who has consistently demonstrated a profound dedication to the well-being and progress of our people.

“As the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, he has played and still playing a pivotal role in shaping policies that address the needs and aspirations of the people of Bende Local government Area, the people of Southeast, and the nation at large” she said.

“The PISE-P unveiling will mark the formal declaration of Peace in the Southeast as well as initiate the project’s implementation. The project aims to end not only insecurity in the region through dialogue with the combatants and key stakeholders but also set in motion the rebuilding of Southeast using the eight pillars of the project as tools for recovery, reconstruction, and regeneration of the economy and socio-political life of the people of the zone being ravaged by the crises.

“The pillars that are also vehicles for empowering and reintegrating the armed youths include Agriculture, Education, Leadership and good governance, Sports and Entertainment, culture, and Tourism among others”.

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