Sun. Oct 2nd, 2022

Abia Reporters




Governor Okezie Ikpeazu’s meticulous nature has brought with it an elevated level of trust in management of resources.

Abia is a safe haven for investors with big portfolio of investments. From a business view, the Governor has made energetic efforts to deepen business relationship with both agencies of Government and the business community.

Youths and unemployed are reaping from that pledge of trust. Government of Ikpeazu moved a step by collaborating with Federal Government and private investors who are desirous of investing in a fertile ground that is capable of reducing pay back period with high returns on investments.

Investors are taking advantage of the MSME One-Stop-Shop as an incubation and business development center with all the relevant Federal and State MDAs under one roof, providing world class personalized services aimed at invigorating MSMEs in the State.

With the presence of business regulatory and support agencies like BOI ,CAC, SON, NAFDAC, FIRS in the newly commissioned Investment House, it has made investment trivial and relaxed in the State.

Activities in the edifice which was commissioned by the Vice President Prof.Yemi Osibanjo , has eliminated the rigours of business registration and concentration. The MSME One Stop Shop is providing injection trainings for beneficiaries of the micro loan schemes, the idea is to build their capacities to run successful enterprises.

The Governor is building a robust state economy driven by entrepreneurs in the middle class. This is both a job creation and empowerment approach in the face of dwindling national economic fortunes. As someone with clear vision of repositioning Abia as an economically self reliant state, the governor believes that when properly equipped with knowledge, capacity and funding MSMEs will play vital role in improving the wellbeing of the citizens of Abia state. Building on areas of comparative advantage, rather than reinvent the wheel, Governor Ikpeazu is leveraging in areas Abians already have great advantages – Trade and commerce.

In Abia State, there is a new wave of business patronage, breakthrough and funding.

To break new grounds, an existing business must aspire to spread tentacles, grab new opportunities that usher in new set of patronage and investments.

Unarguably, different results can only be gotten by doing things differently.

Prior to this period, Aba has produced goods that can compete favourably with every known standard. Failure to properly brand made in Aba goods due to the phobia of low patronage arising from a negative campaign that tend to link Nigeria made goods with inferior raw materials was a major setback.

In Abia, The Governor Dr.Okezie Ikpeazu has succeeded in opening channels of institutional support to give businesses better platforms to showcase the great potentials of Aba entrepreneurship. This is one of the key achievements of Governor Ikpeazu in supporting and promoting Abia entrepreneurs.

Simply put, Ikpeazu shifted the paradigm for a structure that can sustain the drive and open markets for more products with both national and international outlook.

Government cannot renege from its role of creating stable enabling environment for investments to thrive.

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