Tue. Feb 27th, 2024

Jude Johnson

In a passionate appeal to Governor Alex Otti, the CEO of Public Intel Security Africa, Ms. Dakore Ekpendu has called for the immediate unlocking of Abia State’s development potentials. In an open letter addressed to the newly elected governor, Ekpendu highlighted crucial areas that require urgent attention for the growth and prosperity of the state.

Expressing heartfelt congratulations on the governor’s well-deserved inauguration, she commended Otti’s hard work, dedication, and commitment to serving the people of Abia State. The letter emphasized the shared belief in the governor’s vision and expressed confidence in his ability to steer the state towards progress.

Drawing attention to the persistent challenges hindering Abia State’s growth, the young media executive stressed the alarming poverty rate prevalent among its citizens. The urgent need to prioritize poverty alleviation was emphasized, with a call to create an enabling environment for businesses to thrive and provide incentives for investments. The appeal also highlighted the importance of improving healthcare facilities, quality education, and investment in skills and vocational training to equip individuals with the necessary tools to break the cycle of poverty.

Addressing the state’s infrastructure, Ekpendu highlighted the dire need for better road networks and a functioning transportation system. The appeal also touched on the pressing issue of security, urging the governor to implement measures to tackle the prevailing sense of insecurity among the people.

Furthermore, the appeal emphasized the entrepreneurial spirit of Abia State and called for the government’s support in fostering the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It highlighted the significance of creating an enabling environment for these businesses to thrive, as they contribute significantly to the state’s economy and employment opportunities.

She also underscored the potential benefits of establishing an aviation layout in Abia State. By developing an airport or airfield, the state could attract domestic and international visitors, thereby stimulating tourism, business, and investment, leading to overall economic growth and job creation.

Concluding the letter, Ekpendu expressed confidence in Governor Alex Otti’s background as an investment banker and economist, emphasizing that the listed concerns would not be unfamiliar to him. The appeal reiterated the belief that prioritizing the development of the hospitality industry would create employment opportunities, generate revenue, and position Abia State as a desirable destination for visitors and investors.

As Abia State looks towards a future filled with promise and progress, the plea from Dakore Gloria Chidinma Ekpendu serves as a reminder of the urgent need to unlock the state’s development potentials. With Governor Alex Otti at the helm, the hopes and aspirations of the people rest on his ability to heed this call and drive Abia State towards a brighter and more prosperous future.

Read the letter in full:

Igniting Progress: An Urgent Appeal to Governor Alex Otti to Unlock Abia State’s Development Potentials

Your Excellency,

I am writing this open letter to extend my heartfelt congratulations on your well-deserved inauguration as the Governor of Abia State. Your resounding success at the polls is a testament to your hard work, dedication, and commitment to serving the people of Abia State. We wholeheartedly believe in your vision and are confident that your leadership will bring prosperity to our beloved state.

Firstly, I want to express my gratitude for dedicating the state back to God Almighty, making Christ the firm foundation. This act demonstrates your commitment to putting our faith back in God, and we trust that He will guide and support you in your endeavors.

I would like to once again congratulate Your Excellency on your victory. Witnessing your win was a beautiful feeling, and it is evident that you have already initiated the journey towards many great accomplishments for Abia State.

However, as a concerned citizen, I stand in the gap for every intelligent displaced youth to appeal for the preservation of the fundamentals of the state and the protection of every indigene, especially the youth. Abia State, despite its tremendous potential for economic growth and development, has faced numerous challenges hindering its progress over the years.

One of the most pressing issues that needs immediate attention is the high poverty rate in the state. Many of our fellow citizens live in abject poverty, and it is crucial that your administration prioritizes initiatives aimed at lifting Abia State indigenes out of poverty. By creating an enabling environment for businesses to thrive, providing incentives for investments, improving healthcare facilities, and ensuring quality education, you can equip individuals with the knowledge and skills they need to secure better-paying jobs and break free from the poverty cycle.

Furthermore, the development of good road networks is essential for the progress of the state. The youth of Abia State yearn for a functioning transportation system that will facilitate economic growth and improve the quality of life for everyone.

Security is another significant challenge that the state faces. The prevailing sense of insecurity among the people must be addressed urgently. It is crucial to put measures in place to tackle these security challenges and ensure the safety and well-being of all citizens.

Abia State has always been known for its entrepreneurial spirit, and it is vital that the government supports the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the state. These SMEs are not only a vital source of employment but also contribute significantly to the economy of the state. By providing support and creating an enabling environment for these enterprises to thrive, you can further stimulate economic growth and job creation.

In addition, I believe that the development of an aviation layout in Abia State is crucial. By establishing an airport or airfield, you can open up the state to domestic and international visitors, making it more accessible for tourists and investors alike. This will undoubtedly lead to an increase in tourism, business opportunities, and investment, thereby stimulating economic growth and job creation in the state.

Again, I am confident that, as someone with a background in investment banking and economics, you are well aware of the issues I have highlighted. As I write on behalf of the destinies of the youth in my beloved state, I wholeheartedly believe that you will prioritize the development of hospitality under your administration. The hospitality industry has the potential to create jobs, generate revenue, and attract investment to the state. With your leadership and vision, I am confident that Abia State can become a destination of choice for visitors and investors, leading to economic growth and development.

Once again, congratulations on your inauguration as the Governor of Abia State. I wish you all the best in your new role, and I have faith that you will not disappoint us.

Sincerely,

Dakore Gloria Chidinma Ekpendu

Writes from Abuja, Nigeria ekpendudakore@gmail.com

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Your Excellency Sir,

I am writing this open letter to extend my heartfelt congratulations on your well-deserved inauguration. Your resounding success at the polls is a testament to your hard work, dedication, and commitment to serving the people of Abia State.

We solely believe in your vision. Your song is our song and we know your heart is right with Abia state’s prosperity. As you assume the journey of leadership in our beloved state, our prayers are with you. We appreciate your dedication of the state back to God Almighty making Christ the Firm foundation. Thank you for putting our Faith back to God because he won’t let us down. 

Once again, a warm congratulations to your Excellency Sir. It was a beautiful feeling to see you win. While in the spirit of thanksgiving, we see you have already kicked start the journey of many great things in alignment with positive thoughts towards Abia State.

I stand in the gap for every intelligent displaced youth to appeal for the preservation of the fundamentals of the state to protect every indigene of Abia State most especially the youth. No one will doubt the tremendous potential of our great state which has faced several challenges hindering its growth and development over the years.

Abia State has enormous potential for economic growth and development, but unfortunately, many of its citizens still live in poverty. The poverty rate in the state is alarming, and you must prioritize the lifting of Abia State indigenes out of poverty under your administration. Poverty is a pervasive problem in Abia State, with many families living below the poverty line.

Every youth desires to have a functioning state with good road networks. Another key area that requires attention is the creation of job opportunities. Abia State has enormous potential in various sectors such as agriculture, tourism, and technology. By creating an enabling environment for businesses to thrive and providing incentives for investments, better health care facilities, quality and standard education, investment in entrepreneurs, functioning local governments, investing in education and skills and vocational training development, you can equip individuals with the knowledge and skills they need to secure better-paying jobs and break out of the poverty cycle.

Dr.Alex, we the youth are craving for a better agricultural system that will generate GDP for the state. We want to be satisfied with a better social infrastructure that puts the destiny of every individual first in the state and improves the quality of life. No need to state that Abia State has suffered greatly and needs an overhaul of repair push and decoration.

Another challenge facing the state is the issue of security. This has created a sense of insecurity among the people, and measures must be put in place to tackle these security challenges.

Furthermore, Abia State is known for its entrepreneurial spirit, and the government must support the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the state. These SMEs are a vital source of employment and contribute significantly to the economy of the state.

An aviation layout is another critical component of the state’s economy. With the development of an airport or airfield in Abia State, you can open up the state to domestic and international visitors, making it more accessible for tourists and investors alike. This can lead to an increase in tourism, business, and investment, which can further stimulate economic growth and job creation.

In conclusion, all the listed above are not strange to you, your Excellency sir judging from your background as an investment banker and economist. As I write for the destinies of the youth of my beloved state, I wholeheartedly believe that you will prioritize the development of hospitality under your administration. This industry has the potential to create jobs, generate revenue, and attract investment to the state. I am confident that with your leadership and vision, Abia State can become a destination of choice for visitors and investors, leading to economic growth and development for the state.

Once again, congratulations as Governor of Abia State, and I wish you all the best in your new role. I know you won’t let us down.

Sincerely

Dakore Gloria Chidinma Ekpendu

CEO, Public Intel Security Africa

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