Dr Alex Otti Reiterates His Commitment To Purposeful Leadership In Abia State

...geared towards the overall well-being of the people

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Abia State Governor Dr Alex Otti has reiterated his commitment to purposeful leadership geared towards the overall well-being of the people

of the state.

Governor Otti stated this, Tuesday, when he received a high powered delegation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), led by the incoming 60th President, Mr Davidson Alaribe.

The Governor who reiterated his dedication to ethical governance said his administration is very intentional about formulating programmes and policies geared towards the welfare of the people.

“I’ll like to assure you that we will continue to do the right thing. It’s only when you do the right thing that you can go to bed and sleep with your two eyes closed.

“We are very intentional about our programmes. Our programmes are geared towards the welfare of the people.

“When we insist on paying salaries, on the 28th of every month unfailingly, when we insist on paying our retirees, old, frail and weak people, every month quite unlike what was happening here in the past, when we are building roads, when we are retrofitting hospitals and fixing our schools, we just want life to be better for the ordinary person.

“When we insist on securing the state, we want people to come in and go out without let or hinderance. We want to assure you that we will continue our people oriented services”, Otti stated.

Governor Otti emphasized the present administration’s commitment to timely payment of salaries and pensions, infrastructure development, improvement of the healthcare and education sectors, as well as job creation, among others.

He noted that the state is committed to facilitating business operations hence the setting up of an “Ease of Doing Business Agency” by the state government which would eliminate all road blocks and enhance a seamless process for entrepreneurs to set up their businesses in the state.

“For us, we are interested in the growth of the GDP of the state. We was interested in the reduction of poverty to the barest minimum, we are interested in the jobs that are being created by those businesses for those that have interest”, Governor Otti pointed out.

Governor Otti encouraged investment in Abia State, assuring investors of a conducive business environment and urged ICAN members not to hesitate in marketing Abia as the right place for investment.

He expressed readiness to collaborate with ICAN and other stakeholders and encouraged them on continued adherence to principles of professionalism and ethical conduct in the accounting profession.

Earlier in an address presented by the Registrar and Chief Executive of ICAN, Lanre Olasunkomi onbehalf of the President, Dr Innocent Okwuosa, the Council lauded the exemplary leadership and commitment of Governor Alex Otti towards a transformative change in Abia through various innovative initiatives such as the recently inaugurated Geometric Power project which promises reliable power supply in addition to numerous road rehabilitation and reconstruction across the state.

“On behalf of the Governing Council and the entire membership of the Institute, we laud your Government Sir, for your exemplary leadership and commitment to transformative change in Abia State through various innovative initiatives.

“We commend the inauguration of the Geometric Power Project in Aba, which promises reliable power supply, the ambitious road rehabilitation and construction project, amongst others.

“These are all gamechangers for businesses and residents in the commercial hub of the State. It gives us great pleasure at the Institute that the residents of Abia State are expressing appreciation for the transformative initiatives that will not only ease transportation but also positively impact economic activities and enhance their overall quality of life”, the ICAN registrar said.

Mr Olasunkomi used the forum to present to the Governor, the incoming 60th President of the Institute,Chief Davidson Alaribe and his formal investiture ceremony taking place in Lagos on the 4th of June this year.

The Council equally invited the Governor as a keynote speaker at the upcoming 54th Annual Accountants Conference holding between 7th to 11th October,2024 in Abuja which would provide a platform for attendees to benefit greatly from the leadership insights, Governance and economic policy of Governor Otti.

Olasunkomi noted that the Institute remains dedicated to upholding ethical practices,entrenching integrity and accuracy both in the public and private sectors as well as contributing to the economic development of Nigeria and pledge the Institute’s unwavering support to collaborate closely with Governor Otti’s administration

The Council while thanking Governor Alex Otti for the strategic appointment of their members in various position of trust also called for Inclusion of more chartered accountants in his government as invaluable assets in enhancing revenue generation, streamlining governance processes, and stimulating economic growth.