June 25, 2024

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at the center of it

Expectations high as Tinubu visits Aba to commission projects

File: Flashback … Tinubu campaigning in Abia, last year.

AS presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in January 2023, Bola Ahmed Tinubu told the people of Aba, commercial nerve-centre in Abia state and most of southeast/southsouth, that their city would become a major exporter of goods if he is elected president.
Today, the people would expect the president to do or say something to effectuate that pledge when he storms Enyimba City.
He is coming to Aba essentially to launch some projects of Gov. Alex Otti’s nine-month old administration. He may also Aba Power Ltd.’s (APL) new gas-turbo initiative.
At a campaign rally in Umuahia, capital city of Abia, Tinubu said Aba has the potential for manufacturing of clothing, appliances, and cars on a large scale.
“Your state is a centre of production and industry. Today, my hope is renewed that together we can achieve industrial activity unprecedented in our history,” Tinubu had said on that occasion.
Today Monday, February 26, 2024, as he is expected to commission another set of (three) roads rehabilitated by Gov. Otti’s administration, the people expect him to revisit his electioneering talk.
Roads to be commissioned today, according to the state government, include rehabilitated Omoba Road, Jubilee Road, and Queens Street all in the state’s commercial hub.
State commissioner for information and culture Prince Okey Kanu enthuses that the assignment is arguably President Tinubu’s first commissioning of a road built by Nigeria’s current governors.
According to Kanu, those would bring to nine, roads rehabilitated and commissioned in Aba since Dr. Otti took over leadership in the state.
This exercise, he says, would be in addition to his commissioning of the Geometric Power Plant (APL) in Aba on Monday, February 26th, even though he described the power plant as a project that will offer Aba and its surroundings uninterrupted power supply.
Read Kanu: “While the government and people of Abia State welcome Mr. President to Abia State, particularly Enyimba city, the hub of commerce and entrepreneurship in Nigeria, nay Africa, we enjoin citizens and Aba residents to troop out en masse to witness the historic events.”