OTTI CALLS FOR SUPPORT FROM U.S CONSULATE TO BOOST ABIA ECONOMY

OTTI CALLS FOR SUPPORT FROM U.S CONSULATE TO BOOST ABIA ECONOMY

Abia Governor, Dr. Alex Otti has called for support from the United States consulate in promoting trade, investment and other areas of interest in the State.

The Governor was speaking when he received in audience, the Political and Economic Section Chief of the U.S Consulate, Lagos, Mike Ervin who was in the State on a working visit with his team. Otti highlighted a number of challenges confronting the State especially, the business sector to include access to finance, power and logistics support in the area of digital economy among others.

He however, disclosed that the issue of power supply in Aba will soon be over following the commissioning of the Geometric power plant which will be performed by the presidency on Monday, February 26. The Governor stated that Abia prides itself as a major trading and industrial hub in Nigeria, noting that Aba has over 50,000 shoe manufacturers and also very strong in fabrics and garment productions.

He regretted that Abia has suffered setbacks in the past due to infrastructural decay, noting that many businesses that hitherto relocated from Aba to other states are gradually returning back as his administration has in the last 8 months, fixed many roads, especially in Aba, the commercial hub of the State.

Earlier, the Lagos US Consulate Political and Economic Section Chief Mike Ervin who explained that the Consulate covers the 17 Southern States of Nigeria, said their mission was to seek ways to expand bilateral trade and investment and ensure prosperity between the United States and Nigeria.

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