Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu - Governor of Abia State, has assured the people of the state that he would deliver the gains of democracy as he takes oath of office.
Our visiion for Abia STate over the next 10 years is to create a private sector driven economy in the state, characterized by the ease of doing business and world class security of lives and property
The transformation of Abia State will be achieved through the two broad thrusts of development, namely;
Pillars - Economic areas and Industries (among all others which the State will also encourage) where the State will actively canvass for investment inflows by building our infrasture, disseminating information and generally supporting the private sector. the pillars our administration will focus on are: Agriculture, Induatrialization, COmmerce, Ecducation and Oil & Gas
Enablers - Generic areas of development requied to achieve oan environment which will promote economic growth and social wellbeing. The enablers that will will drive the growth of our pillars are: Ease of doing business, Health Care, Housing, Infrastructure and Security
An appropriate combination of our Pillars and the Enablers is expected to produce enourmous Economic Benefits or Divendend of Democracy, some of which ake Abia'the destination chouice for business by 2025'
Take advantage of the State's naturak advantages to focus on major cash and food crops through integrated farming, extending through the value chin;
Re-establish Abia building on its heritage as a commercial hub through market expansion; Capacity building and institutionalization of resources to the SMEs across the state
Establish and enforce global industrial standards; Create industrial parks, cities as centres of excellence for our historical strengths in garments and leatherworks;
Making Abia an education hub/destination for quality education; Incisive reform of the public education system to re-launch education in the State
Explore presence of and potential for exploration of crude oil desposits