Wednesday, 28 September 2016


Abia State will in the next few months become the first State in Nigeria to fully enjoy twenty four hours uninterrupted electricity.

This cheering news was made yesterday by Abia State Governor Dr Okezie Ikpeazu at a business investment forum in Abuja.

Dr Okezie Ikpeazu who led State Government officials and some members of the Abia Business community to meet with Turkish officials and businessmen, led by the Turkish Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency, Hakan Cakil, at a Abia-Turkish Investments Forum held at the Turkish Embassy in Abuja said with the completion of the Ala Oji power plant ,the State will remain an investment heaven for entrepreneurs and businessmen and women.

He informed his audience that his government is presently putting an enabling environment in place for all would be investors to thrive especially in Aba,the business hub centre of West Africa.

According to him, Aba currently have over 200,000 medium and small scale enterprises that  investors can queue especially in the area of shoe making, textiles and other ventures.

Other areas of interest are Agriculture, Oil and Gas, Ceramics and power.

He called on the Turkish business community to take full advantage of the wide range of opportunities which the State is officer to invest massively in the State.

In his own remark, Turkish Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency, Hakan Cakil, said the forum (which was the first of its kind to be held in the Embassy) was an opportunity to create a platform for Nigerian and Turkish entrepreneurs to rob mind together and to seek areas of mutual interest and opportunities.

According to him, the current trade volume between Nigeria is about $600m .

He thanked the Abia State government for deeming it fit to develop interest in his country and his people in the area of trade and investment, assuring him that in the months to come, the people of Abia State will reap bountifully from the Investment forum.

Many dignitories from within and outside the country where in full attendance.

They include former Abia State governor, Senator T A Orji, Senators Enyinnaya Abaribe, Ohabunwa and a host of other businessmen men and women.

Also in attendance were Abia State Commissioners for Commerce  as well as her counterpart in Investment Ministry.

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