Port Harcourt – Abia indigenes resident in South Africa on Sunday urged Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu to see the Supreme Court judgment, which upheld his election as a call to develop the state.
Mr Vincent Onyema, President of Abia State Union, South Africa, made the call in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
He said that Abia indigenes resident in South Africa rejoiced with the governor on his victory at the court and want him to see it as a call to serve the people.
“ Abia indigenes in South Africa urge Gov. Ikpeazu to rededicate himself to serve the people.
“ We urge the governor to restore Aba as the commercial and industrial hub of the South East and South South states.
“ In recent times, Aba`s status was at the lowest ebb because of neglect by past administrations. This is an opportunity to restore her lost glory,“ he said.
Onyema also urged the governor to pay attention to roads, education, agriculture, health and other critical sectors that would revive her economy.
According to him, Abia indigenes in South Africa are willing to partner the state government on her development agenda.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”70560″]
“ We are blessed with experts and academics resident in South Africa. We are willing to use them assist the state in agriculture, education and other sectors where their services are needed,“ he said.
Onyema also urged the government to revive agriculture to create employment and wealth.
“ Abia is blessed with agricultural potentials which if properly harnessed, can produce enough food, create employment and wealth for our youths.(NAN)