APOLLOS:"Get Aba right, and Abia is right",

 Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State,the Chief Marketer/Promoter of Made-in-Aba Products  is marketing his brands in far away China, at the ongoing 1st Nigeria-China Governors Investment Forum in Guangzhou China.

Governor Ikpeazu is in China with some artisans, tailors and shoemakers from Aba.

According to Enyinnaya Appolos, the chief press Secretary to the governor , the information below is part of the promises of Governor Ikpeazu to Ndi Abia during the 2015 Okezuo Abia campaign, as extracted from his manifesto document.

An economically vibrant Abia State with strong institutions; open, transparent and inclusive governance, to guarantee high quality of life for the citizens, leading to sustainable development.
To transform Abia State into a functional private sector-led economy; creating opportunities for her citizens, improving the quality of their lives and shaping the State into a regional entrepreneurship hub through good governance, appropriate developmental and environmentally sustainable policies.
Our promise to Ndi Abia

My commitment is to serve God and humanity. Therefore, I am driven by a strong determination to achieve results. In this regard, I am propelled by the fundamental needs of our people. I believe that to successfully achieve this, there is need to consult and involve a wide spectrum of our society. I think through issues and consult appropriately before arriving at decisions. I appreciate intellectual discussions and contributions. I encourage people to express themselves, share their opinions and ideas on issues of interest to our society. 

Industrialization has historically been a core driver of modernization and job creation. The private sector is the platform that drives industrialization. We will therefore develop the state economy applying the following economic anchors:
* Systematic consultation with the organized private sector to promote a private sector-led Abia economy.
* Identification and addressing of the binding constraints to private sector growth in the state.
* Massive infrastructural development.                                               
* Establishment of a functional small and medium enterprises (SME) centre to render critical, non-financial business development and support services to aspiring entrepreneurs and existing SMEs business operators.
* Establishment of an SME Fund (under public-private partnership). This shall be aimed at addressing the challenge of finance access faced by aspiring and operating entrepreneurs in the state.
* Overall improvement of the Business Environment (BE) in Abia State. Conscious of the fact that economic growth and development do not happen in a vacuum, we shall muster the political will to design and enforce appropriate public policies required to ensure an enabling business environment.

Aba Re-Development Project:
The axiom, "get Aba right, and Abia is right", shall continue to be the pivotal development philosophy and the nexus upon which to hinge development policy for Aba.
Aba is home to virtually all Abians, Ndigbo and has a strong attachment to many others. 
Re-developing Aba into a modern commercial hub; urban renewal and city upgrading, functional infrastructure, stable power supply, reliable and decent public transportation system, urban traffic management system, structured and planned industrial layouts, clusters and parks, will release her (Aba) revenue potential that can be leveraged upon to develop the rest of Abia State.
Aba with its strong entrepreneurial setting, attracting business operators from across the nation and most ECOWAS countries, has the potential to become a commercial and entrepreneurship hub of West Africa.
We shall enhance international marketing opportunities for made in Aba goods and services by ensuring quality control and showcase the made in Aba brand in the economic capitals of the world.

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