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Abia @ 30: We’ve Done Well – Ikpeazu

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Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has stated that the state has done well and surpassed the expectations of its founding fathers as it marked 30 years of its creation.

The Eastern Updates recalls that Abia was created in 1991 by General Ibrahim Babangida administration.

The Governor, who made this claim in his broadcast marking the 30th anniversary of the state, further reiterated that against all odds, the people of the state have remained strong and united.

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He commended the founding fathers of the state, both departed and alive, especially the Abia State Advisory Council led by Dr. Anaga Ezikpe for their tireless efforts in guiding his administration on the path of sustainable development and reminding them of the ethos upon which the state was founded.

Our founding fathers had lofty ambitions for us; from the push for the creation of our state even up until this day. I make bold to state that we have surpassed even their own expectations in a lot of areas. Against all odds, we have remained a strong, united people. At creation, we assumed the sobriquet of God’s own State and it is very obvious that the hand of God has been upon our State at every turn. We have faced multiple challenges but at every critical moment, God has intervened to steady the ship of state and for that, we return all the glory to God.’

‘At creation, we assumed the sobriquet of God’s own State and it is very obvious that the hand of God has been upon our State at every turn. We have faced multiple challenges but at every critical moment, God has intervened to steady the ship of state and for that, we return all the glory to God.’

Ikpeazu however, lamented that the celebration has been tainted with the demise of two amazons from the state; Lady Adanma Okpara and Lady Victoria Aguiyi Ironsi, wives of the former Premier of the Eastern Region, Dr. Michael Opkara and former Military Head of State of Nigeria, General Johnson Aguiyi Ironsi, respectively.

Ikpeazu also noted that the work done by Ironsi and Okpara in the areas of peace, unity, and the use of agriculture as a tool for economic development would continue to serve as guiding lights to his administration.

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