The All Progressives Grand Alliance has expressed its deep remorse that the 30 yr previous Abia State has nothing to have fun however failures and unpaid salaries.
The state president of the APGA, Rev. Augustine Ehiemere, stated: “Then in August 27, 1991 Abia was created after After the arduous efforts of our founding fathers, folks flocked to the streets to have fun the beginning of a brand new state with nice expectations.
“We didn’t know that 31 years later, Abia State will nonetheless be a crawling child. That is much more annoying with the conclusion that even youthful states that got here into existence a few years later have since began strolling.
“Fallacious drivers and opportunists who’ve managed the state craft and management wheel of the God’s Personal State have most well-liked to take us again relatively than transfer ahead.”
The Individuals’s Democratic Social gathering, a PDP-led administration in energy remained since 1999 eight years after the institution of the state of Abia, Ehiemere stated: “has beforehand overseen the dilapidated, financial strangulation and close to collapse of the state of Abijah”.
He added: “Sadly, the present PDP-led administration of Okezie Ikpeazu is the worst of all governments noticed in Abia to date. We surprise what this authorities will have fun as its achievements at Abia @ 30.
“It is disheartening that Abia is celebrating at 30 years 10 months of again pay from docs; de-accreditation of Abia Polytechnic Aba after 30 months of unpaid employees wages; de-accreditation of Abia State College Instructing Hospital Aba ABSUTH; and 10 months in arrears of wage from ABSU Workers.
“At 30 Abia retirees are nonetheless owed 4 years of suggestions and 28 months in arrears from retirees; Major and secondary lecturers obtain a five-month wage and promotion allowance; many staff are paid incomplete salaries.
“At 31 Abia celebrates the failure of management and the rise in debt. At 31 we have fun godfatherism and imposition.
“At 31 the roads of Abia are nonetheless impassable: Ukwa nation, the one oil producing space within the state of Abia is totally reduce off from the remainder of the state due to unhealthy roads. On 31, the traditional kingdom of Arochukwu continues to be accessible by means of the Akwa Ibom State”.
He described that as unhappy and embarrassing at 30, including: “Abia doesn’t have a everlasting authorities constructing, however nonetheless operates from donated starter flats. Regardless of billions in Naira, which the PDP-led administration claimed to have sunk into the New Authorities Home challenge, the location has been deserted for the previous eight years.
“In 31, Aba, the as soon as revered metropolis of Enyimba, the primary buying and selling middle within the West African sub-region, has develop into an deserted metropolis. Port Harcourt Street Aba is totally reduce off from the remainder of town as a result of unhealthy highway; The roads Uratta, Ohanku Street, Ozuoma and Ohazu are impassable. That is after the federal government destroyed folks’s properties and retailers underneath the pretense of awarding a highway restore contract.
“In 31 the a lot marketed Enyimba Financial Metropolis has remained a mirage. On 31 the Abia airport challenge is but to begin, three years after the Ikpeazu-led authorities borrowed N10 billion for it. On 31, Abia celebrates the close to collapse of our training and well being sectors, infrastructural decay and mismanagement.
“In 31 Abians can’t transfer freely from one neighborhood to a different as a result of insecurity. Noting that insecurity has develop into a nationwide phenomenon, some state governments, reminiscent of Benue and Ondo, have since taken some sensible steps to guard their folks. As a substitute of reviving our as soon as tireless native vigilante, our governor is busy touring the world with a fellow governor like a private assistant.” ongoing efforts to rid the state of oppressors and political hijackers, stating: “It’s time to jettison political sentiments and put Abia’s pursuits above partisan politics. APGA has offered the platform to steer Abia from Egypt to the Promised Land.”