By Deji Abdulwahab
Sen. Chris Adighije has urged Abia Government to come up with robust mechanisms that will ensure 21st century science and technological transfers, to build modern industrial complexes in the state.
Adighije gave the advice in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday while congratulating the government and people of Abia on the 32th Anniversary of the state.
“As our dear state marks its 32th Anniversary, I use this opportunity to call on friends and the people of Abia State, within and outside the state, to remain optimistic that the state would triumph despite lost years.
“Abia State remains one of the few states in the country with the potential for growth, especially considering our technological and commerce feats.
“We need to come up with robust mechanisms that will ensure 21st century science and technological transfers, to build modern industrial complexes in our state.”
According to him, this would absorb the hundreds, if not thousands of graduates produced every year by tertiary institutions in the state.
“We must enlarge various fora, or create such if they don’t exist, where we galvanize efforts that would complement the state government’s infrastructural, and social economic drive to reposition the state.
“This, no doubt would reduce, if not completely obliterate the incidence of violent crimes in our communities.
“It will also allow value for investments, as it would guarantee the safety of repatriated efforts, whether finances, materials, or in whatever guise,” Adighije said.
According to him, nowhere in the world is anything done for a people who don’t wake up to take their destinies in their hands.
“As we mark this anniversary and look forward to a 33 year anniversary for our motherland, in 2024, let’s remember that a developed Abia is for the good of us all because as they say, “North, East, South, West, home is the best.
“Permit me to seize this opportunity to congratulate our progressive, result oriented Gov. Alex Otti, on this occasion of the 32th Anniversary of our “God’s Own State.”
Adighije, who congratulated the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Benjamin Kalu, called on residents to join hands with the state government to take the state to greater heights.
According to him, Abia people have many reasons to be grateful on our march to our promised land.
“One of such reasons is the awareness that epic centres such as Araria market, among others, continue to pull visitors from far and wide, thereby placing us on the world map.
“This is also shoring up the State’s internally generated revenue,” he said. (NAN)