The governor made the call shortly after he delivered his thought provoking lecture which centered on the role of governors in Nigeria’s federal democracy: meeting the challenges at the John Hopkins University declared that Abia remains the safest state in Nigeria.
According to the chief press secretary to the governor, Ugochukwu Emezue in a statement, Chief TA Orji who said he was overwhelmed by the show of solidarity shown to him before, during and after the lecture recalled how kidnappers almost made the state ungovernable.
For Chief Orji, those dark days were serious nightmares to the people of the state as contractors abandoned sites while businessmen fled Aba.
The governor said that today the story has changed as kidnapping has been consigned to the dust bin of history.”Today Abia is being transformed in all sectors,” Chief Orji stated.
Speaking further, the governor hinted that most of the legacy projects being embarked upon such as the secretariat, conference centre, dialysis centre, Ubani Ibeku international market, Umuahia High court and ASEPA building will be realized this year.
Chief Orji also told his hosts that the state government embarked on the total transformation of Aba with the completion of eight roads out of the 16 targetted this dry season.
The governor pleaded with them to come back home and partner with government by investing in the state.
Chief Orji assured that he will continue to provide good and transparent leadership despite all odds.
According to the governor, his aim in government is to make Abia a model state that will remain the envy of others.
Chief Orji is expected back after his official meeting with investors in Washington D.C USA.