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 vision 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 infrastructure, disseminating information and generally supporting the private sector. the pillars our administration will focus on are: Agriculture, Industrialization, Commerce, Education and Oil & Gas
Enablers - Generic areas of development required to achieve an environment which will promote economic growth and social well being. 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 enormous Economic Benefits or Dividend of Democracy, some of which make Abia 'the destination choice for business by 2025'
Take advantage of the State's natural 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 center's of excellence for our historical strengths in garments and leather works;
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 deposits