The Governor, Dr. Alex Otti, says his administration will always uphold transparency, equity, and inclusiveness in enhancing the economic development of Small and Medium Enterprises in the state.
stated this when he received a group of Abia NG-Cares SME Grant beneficiaries who came to express their overwhelming joy and appreciation at Government House, Umuahia expressed delight that Abia indigenes and residents are hard-working and industrious people that needs government’s support to excel further.
The Governor represented by his Deputy, Chief Ikechukwu Emetu said the present administration under his watch in keeping with their campaign promise of stimulating the economy through the Ministry of SME and Digital Economy, activated the disbursement of the funds.
He disclosed that Govt did not discriminate in the disbursement of the grants as Abians and non indigenes benefitted from the grant aimed at stimulating the State’s economy to enable them become wealth creators and employers of labour.
The State’s Chief Executive advised the beneficiaries to make judicious use of the money for scalable growth and sustainable development of their various businesses.
In his speech, the Commissioner for SME and Digital Economy, Dr. Mathew Ekwuribe who described Governor Otti as an SME-loving Governor who is eager to transform the state’s SME and Digital Economy ecosystem as he is currently transforming SMEs from wealth seekers to wealth creators and assured that more grant schemes will be rolled out before the end of the year.
Earlier in his speech, the leader of the beneficiaries and Chairman of Ariaria International Market, Aba, Comrade Ozoekwe Chikadibia expressed delight at Governor Otti’s gesture in improving the life and business condition of the beneficiaries and prayed for divine wisdom and good health for the Governor, his Deputy and other Govt functionaries.
Mr Uche Maduchukwu