Abia State Governor, Dr. Alex Otti, says his administration’s policies are foundational and aimed at resetting the state.
The governor stated this on Sunday, while speaking at a special thanksgiving reception of the Deputy Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly and member representing Umuahia East State Constituency, Rt. Hon. Augustine Meregini, held at the Ibeama Community School, Ndume-Ibeku, Umuahia North LGA.
Dr. Otti said it is a more difficult task to rebuild but that his administration is prepared to do the needful to develop Abia State. He restated that Umuahia looks like a glorified village but would soon be rebuilt to a capital city status it deserves.
The governor disclosed that a lot of government properties are in the hands of individuals and must be retrieved and handed over to the real owners, Abia people, a tacit reference to the Judicial Panel of Inquiry on the Recovery of Government Properties and Funds belonging to Abia State, which he recently inaugurated.
He commended the host for his decision to return thanks to God and saluted his consistency in contesting elections to serve his people while also congratulating him on his emergence as the Deputy Speaker of the House.
Earlier in his speech, Hon. Meregini said the event was fixed to return glory to God, who granted him victory at the poll and thanked Governor Otti for his support.
He said his life had always been guided by relentless desire to serve the public and appreciated his constituents, assuring that he would not disappoint them, but would support the Governor’s drive in rebuilding Abia State.
The event attracted many dignitaries including the wife of the Governor, Lady Priscilla Otti; the Speaker of the Abia State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Emmanuel Emeruwa; members of the State House of Assembly, Secretary to the State Government, other senior members of the government, officials of the Labour Party, among others.