ABSG Sets To Revitalize Osisioma Industrial Layout In Keeping With Broad Economic Development Agenda

...As Harmonized Taskorce Assumes Operation


Abia State Government is set to revitalize Osisioma Industrial Layout, Aba as well as establish other industrial layouts across the state.

The Commissioner for Information and Culture, Prince Okey Kanu disclosed this while briefing the press in Government House, Umuahia on the outcome of this week’s State Executive Council meeting presided over by Governor Alex Otti.

The Commissioner said that the plans are in keeping with the broad economic development agenda of the Governor Alex Otti led administration in the state .

According to Prince Kanu, the state government would provide all necessary infrastructural facilities that would make it possible for investors to establish their presence in those industrial layouts. He added that the provision of these facilities would make conduct of business in those layouts hassle free and without any impediments.

The Commissioner also explained what the government wants to achieve in the industrial lay outs.

“Most importantly, the State government wants to consolidate Aba as a business hub and Abia state generally as an investors’ haven.

“So, the road infrastructure being provided by the state government, the provision of security, provision of power, like we have in Geometrics, the ease of doing business improvements, all these factors add up into making Abia state an investors’ delight.”

He further said that, in the next few weeks and months, government would pursue this idea with vigour to ensure that the layouts are put in place.

Prince Okey Kanu announced that Abia state government will
on Tuesday,9th April 2023 officially roll out the operations of the Harmonized TaskForce recently set up to deal permanently with touting, extortion and harassment of citizens and residents in the state.

According to him, the event would hold simultaneously in Aba and Umuahia.

“The focus will be on Umuahia and Aba as as all members of the Harmonized TaskForce the Magistrates,the Area and Zonal coordinators and all the operatives involved are expected to participate fully in the exercise tomorrow (Tuesday , 9th of April, 2024)”

The Information boss disclosed the plans of Abia state government to make Umuahia a smart city. He said government would soon activate its plans to redesign and beautify the Isigate area of the state capital and make it fit for a smart city.

“This plan has been on the drawing board for quite awhile but in the coming months, government will take its plans off the drawing board. A committee has all the while been working towards providing solutions that would make that part of the state capital look better than it actually does now”

Prince Okey Kanu was flanked by the Commissioner for Land and Housing, Mr. Chaka Chukwumerije and the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Mr. Ferdinand Ekeoma.