Abia State to Hold Development Summit on January 13, 2016. See Details

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu

Following the plans of the Abia State government led by Dr Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, the State government has announced her plans to organise a development summit aimed at transforming Aba, the commercial nerve-centre of Abia State.

Information gathered from the office of the governor says that this is a part of the goals of the governor in restoring the dignity of Aba which coincidently ABA IS GOOD ONLINE MAGAZINE has been on the forefront of.

The summit, which is to enable the city realise its full potential would hold from January 13 to 15, 2016 in Aba.

The Aba Urban Development Summit, is expected to have in attendance CEOs of banks, foreign government emissaries, captains of industry, development partner organisations and an array of stakeholders.

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In a letter signed by the State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, the summit “is in line with one of the key cardinal development agendas of our administration which is to drive sustainable and all-inclusive development in Abia state. Aba, as the commercial nerve of the state, when sustainably developed, will trigger development activities in other parts of the state.”

The summit, which is being organised in partnership with the Ford Foundation, seeks to “convey key policy makers, social, economic and technical experts and investors and entrepreneurs to discuss the key priorities and levers for unlocking the full potentials of Aba."

Not only that, the summit according to the state governor was also expected to “showcase opportunities for the private sector and development community to partner Aba in particular and Abia more broadly to invest in the infrastructure, power, agriculture, manufacturing and services sectors.”

Aside the expected participating stakeholders, the entire Abia State Executive Council and members of the Abia State House of Assembly, will make up the projected 300 participants.