Ikpeazu advises Tinubu on all-inclusive govt, scores administration high
The Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has asked President-Elect Bola Tinubu, to run an all-inclusive government.
The was contained in a statement from the Abia State Government House on Wednesday.
He added, “Running an inclusive government would give the citizens the equal right to contribute their quota towards the development of the nation, irrespective of tribe, religion and status.
“Running an all-inclusive government would open a new vista to identify and address some of the challenges confronting the nation, including insecurity, economy, and infrastructure among others.”
He said he is proud of his administration, especially the efforts in the areas of capacity building, training of artisans, and promotion of made-in-Aba shoes and garments that are yielding positive results.
Ikpeazu stressed that Aba garment and shoemakers could match shoulder to shoulder with the best designers in the world, noting that their products “are now in high demand.”
Ikpeazu pointed out that his administration established the Abia SME Bank to provide funding for petty traders, and SMEs, render business advisory services on basic bookkeeping and how to obtain loans from the Bank of Industry and other funding agencies.
He said, “We equally collaborated with the rural agency for electrification, which is a Federal Government initiative to ensure a steady power supply across Aba, especially the Ariaria International Market and Umuehilegbu Industrial cluster in other to enhance productivity.”
Ikpeazu further noted that he would be leaving office as a happy man, adding that aside from politics, one of his personal accomplishments “is the completion of the first written book on Biochemistry of Environmental Pollution.”
He reiterated that his ability to write a book on a technical subject matter, ‘The Molecular Basis of Environmental Pollution,’ made him “a man of many parts who does not depend on politics.”