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Politics / Re: Pictures Of Abia State Easter Carnival by emindu: 11:43am
ABIA CARNIVAL 2014. First of it kind Organised by our Amiable Gov. Theodore Orji of Abia state
Politics / Pictures Of Abia State Easter Carnival by emindu: 11:41am
ABIA CARNIVAL 2014. First of it kind Organised by our Amiable Gov. Theodore Orji of Abia state.
Politics / Governor Orji Lauds Abia State’s Performance In The 2013 WASSCE by emindu: 1:40pm On Apr 16
Gov Orji Lauds Abia State’s Performance in the 2013
WASSCE Result
Abia State Governor, Chief Theodore Orji, has
lauded the state’s performance in the 2013 West
African Senior School Certificate Examination, where
the State emerged as the overall second best in the
official result released by WASSCE.
The results released by WASSCE showed that 12
states in Nigeria recorded percentage that were
above national average in the following order:
Anambra State (67.85 per cent), Abia State (65.17
per cent), Rivers State (58.56 per cent), Lagos State
(56.03), Cross River State (53.34 per cent), Bayelsa
State (51.66 per cent), Enugu State (50.22 per cent),
Delta State (46.49 per cent), Imo State (46.03per
cent), Abuja (43.9 per cent), Ogun (39.92 per cent),
and Kaduna (39.47 per cent).
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr.
Charles Ajunwa, Governor Orji who expressed
happiness over this development, attributed the feat
recorded in the 2013 WASSCE by Abia State to the
new reforms introduced by government in the
educational sector.
Apart from assuring on his government’s continued
support to the educational sector, Governor Orji said
he would ensure that all Abians have access to
qualitative and affordable education under a
conducive learning environment.
The governor who declared that education remained
the only key that would unleash development in all
parts of the state, called on parents to enroll their
children into primary and secondary schools as
doing so according to him, will help to make them
become useful to themselves having acquired
knowledge.
“I am elated by the performance of Abia State in the
official WASSCE results made available to the public
recently. That we came overall second position after
Anambra State, only goes to show that our decision
to invest in the educational sector, was a step in a
right direction. And I believe that we can do better
than this. Since Abia State is number one in the
country alphabetically, we must strive to maintain
the first position in all endeavours.
“If you recall, during the presentation of the 2014
Appropriation Bill to the State House of Assembly
titled, ‘Budget of Legacy Consolidation’, I said that
education remained the only key to developing Abia
State. To this end, this government is poised to
stamping –out every trace of illiteracy in the state
by ensuring continuous increased allocation of
resources to the sector.”
dailypost.ng/2014/04/15/governor-orji-lauds-abia-states-performance-2013-wassce/
Politics / Re: Terrible Condition Of Aba - Ikot Ekpene Road Abia State Axis by emindu: 4:23pm On Apr 06
Young man that road is a federal road and from the look of the picture I think the road is under construction
Politics / How We Chased Kidnappers, Baby Factory Operators Out Of Town – Gov. Orji by emindu: 4:15pm On Apr 06
By Dapo Akinrefon
To Chief Theodore Orji, the governor of Abia State, what is uppermost on his mind is to complete his transformation agenda for the state before he leaves office in 2015.  After a project tour of Abia  State, the governor took time out to field questions from Sunday Vanguard on issues ranging from his successor to the steps taken by his administration to transform the state. He also spoke on the challenges posed by kidnappers and baby factory operators in Abia. Excerpts:
We have gone round and seen the  infrastructure in place including the youth empowerment programme.  Is  there anything  more you want to do for the youth under the  empowerment programme?
As a government, what we want to do for the youth is unlimited but we are taking them in sequence. First and foremost, you have to provide a means of livelihood for them. Employment by government is not easy  because the fund is not there. So, providing employment through government agencies like the civil service is very limited. A lot of people are unemployed; if you go through government agencies, it will only take a limited number of  youths but then they have to live and they have to move forward.

*Gov Orji
Therefore, what we can do is give them the ones that will give them immediate employment like what we are doing here now. There are a lot of programmes like the skill acquisition  where they can be trained  and, on graduation, you equip them and give them money to start up. The most immediate one is this issue of transportation; you buy the vehicle and give to them and they become the owners, they become transporters and entrepreneurs.
Of course these were people who were not doing anything before. They are self-employed and now they have eased a congested transport system in the state. They help to transport goods and services from one location to the other with ease. Another one is farm settlements or liberation farms where these our youths are employed. We  also have a  palm estate being managed by some persons. They have been employed from the three senatorial zones. We have our park estate, which someone is managing. We are in partnership with a company  recruiting our youths there, over 500 of our them and in the estate over 1,000; this is a way of getting our youths busy.
Do the beneficiaries include those displaced persons?
Of course, they are the major beneficiaries. Any person that was displaced from the former market will be considered before any other person  in terms of shop and price. That was the condition we gave; the price must reduce drastically.
Many people  thought it was not going to be possible; but  kidnapping disappeared. How were you able to tackle insecurity in the state?
As I always tell people, I will not come and tell you the secrets I used because these are security issues. First  is determination. You have to be determined to fight kidnapping and that comes with a lot of things. You have to put in a lot of resources, because it is capital intensive, buy equipment to give to security agencies;  spend money on information gathering and  on the populace to help you.
It is something that involves life and death. Before you send a person to do such  a job,  you make that person  happy. You have to inject some resources into that …then the people must cooperate with you. These are the people that gather the information; they get it even more than the State Security Service (SSS). The people know the kidnappers, because they live around. When they give  information to the police, the army or SSS about  kidnappers, their work will be made easy.
It is very expensive to get  information, because there was a time one traditional ruler gave out the name of a  notorious kidnapper, who was apprehended. From outside the state, they organised and came to murder the man and his wife. So, for a person to volunteer and get information, a lot of things must be put in place, and you have to keep the identity  sources of your information secret.
These are some of the things you have to do; it is the function of the government, which can pull you down as well as lift you. You will achieve it when you know the gains that will come; it will spur you to action. When you know there are people who have confidence in you; they will more than determined to follow you, because they know you are protecting their lives and their property. Life is essential as well as property, because if it is destroyed over-night you won’t be happy.
In every 12 there must be a Judas but that doesn’t mean  security agents didn’t cooperate with us – they gave us  maximum support. The team took a higher level when the army came in. Before it was only the police that was handling it; but  the inadequacy in the police did not  allow them  to fight very well; though they did their best. But when the military was involved, that was when the kidnapper ran  away.  You know our people don’t like soft hands; the khaki of a soldier terrifies them. When they saw it, they knew it wasn’t business as usual. The army engaged them seriously.
Their leader  died in the course of exchange of fire when soldiers went to his camp. His men  fled, because their general had been killed.
What about the issue of baby factory that has surfaced in the state?
The level is quite low, just as the level of kidnapping is very low. I will be telling a lie if I say there is no kidnapping again in Abia. But now you can have one incident of kidnapping, perhaps, once in a long time, which is very encouraging. There used to be six to seven issues of kidnapping in a day, especially in Aba.  There was a time almost the entire Aba people ran away. Today, it is just  minimal. The kidnappers do it with fear because they know the consequences. We have police posts everywhere in Abia  with the establishment of  army unit  in Ohafia.  So,  kidnapping is drastically reduced.
That of baby factory, which is a new phenomenon, started after the  battle against kidnapping. We confronted  and arrested the people involved. We demolished their buildings. Now, baby factory issue has diminished. The same happened in Umuahia south local government; one woman who was living there was said to be running a maternity home, recruiting girls and inviting men to impregnate them and she would take  the baby and sell. When we learnt about that, she is a very rich woman, making money from the business, we went there and brought down the building, some of her vehicles. We  are on top of the issue as we are  beaming our searchlight everywhere.
Do you have a blueprint as  the chairman of South East Governors?
Yes, I have that in mind. We have this Southeast Economic Summit by Engineer Chris Okoye. He has to come and champion this issue in conjunction with  government so that we can now have a blueprint of what we can do as a group and individually and what we can do with foreign participation and in alliance with our colleagues in the South-south and South-west, if possible. If we have that blueprint, by the time our tenure  is  over, we will be in a position to put up a standard which we may accomplish to a certain extent and if we don’t achieve it, those coming behind will follow the footstep and do something.
You have on ground huge projects. How do you ensure they do not become a waste after you have left?
If you didn’t come to Abia, you wouldn’t know anything as you have seen is on ground especially with the  propaganda  championed by the person we all know.  We  took a lot of things into consideration before we started building. The first thing now is that we are considering some event/property management people, because after building, including the secretariat; if you leave it for government to manage, in the next two years, if you come to that conference centre or secretariat, you will weep. Now we are trying to bring in experts, who will  cater for the structures to make sure  they are  maintained. If there is any fault, they will take care of it and government will be paying them.
Secondly, they have to organise events to make money. So they will run that place like a business venture not  government going there every day; not paying anything.  Anybody  who wants to use that place will have to pay money to government and that money will be used for other projects. That is what we have in mind about the international conference centre, the secretariat, the BCA building and the e-library among others.
What programme do you have for women?
We do not discriminate;  women are all involved in our programmes. When we have our empowerment programme, if  women that come  cannot drive, we advise them to bring one of their children. So their children enjoy our empowerment programme, they benefit from scholarship as well as  bursary and our health facilities. They and their children get involved in the skill acquisition programmes.
Often times, you will see my wife building  homes for widows and  widowers and  empowering them with cash. Some of them will come and meet you to also assist them on personal issues and you will oblige them. These are little things you do to make them happy. That is why you see them in the field; or anywhere I go; they  are ready to die for you because they know you care.
Most second term governors plan to go to the Senate. Are you going too  and do  you have an anointed candidate to succeed you?
Really, there is no anointed candidate! I have promised  Abia people that they will be the ones to elect the next governor. What I have done here is to provide a level playing ground to enable Abia people achieve their aim of  electing any successor.
On the Senate issue,  I never thought of what I would be after here until the people of  my zone,  Abia central, began to mount pressure on me. They started coming, beginning from members of the House of Assembly who passed a resolution that I must go to the Senate, that they would buy the nomination form for me; I was their consensus candidate.
The whole of Abia Central  senatorial zone has come to mount pressure on me. The pressure is so much that you cannot refuse. This is politics and your people are telling you that this is the first time something like this would happen in Abia  when a sitting governor is there and they are urging him to go to the Senate, that they will vote for me.
If you go out, you will see my posters and billboards. And these are people who are enthusiastic; doing it on their own. I have never brought out one  kobo and told someone to go and print  poster for me. We have issued press statement asking people to stop printing posters for me  but they  are persisting.
How do you assess President Goodluck Jonathan’s performance…?
You don’t assess somebody in isolation but comparatively with what others have done. Now, if you look at what President Jonathan has done, he is doing well; don’t mind what people are writing  about him. This is campaign period; people must have to say something and must have to write now that we have opposition party. In all sectors, Jonathan has done well. There is no sector that Jonathan has not touched, forget about the opposition propaganda.
The other day, we had the ground breaking ceremony of the Second Niger Bridge. He is not the first President, who came and promised us Second Niger Bridge but still he promised and has kept his promise. He came and said he would do it within a time frame and the money is available. This is sincerity! How else do you assess a leader who gives you his word and keeps it.http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/04/chased-kidnappers-baby-factory-operators-town-gov-orji/

Politics / Odimegwu Onwumere An Unrepentant Liar Uche Aguoru by emindu: 9:23am On Mar 17
Odimegwu onwumere an unrepentant liar Uche Aguoru
Reading through Odimegwu Onwumere,s piece which he titled Abia people reply Gov.TA Orji on his 400m naira Arochukwu/ ohafia road any body can just notice how onwumere was trying to cook up lies against the person of Gov.T. A Orji and his govt using an imaginary woman who in odimegwus account decided to remain anonymous. After going through Odimegwus write up I laughed all through the night because of where he is heading to which is too open even to a year old child, all your attempts at trying to praise your master and discredit Gov. T.A Orji can't work as Abians now know better no matter how hard your master OUK tries to discredit Ochendo and his good works that has made Abians to keep thanking God on daily basis for bringing Ochendo to liberate them from Orji Kalus occultic grip, I know you must have taken an oath in Orji kalus shrine that has made you to perpetually remain under his clutches against your conscience and turning blind eye to the uncommon transformation going on in Abia at the moment under governor T.A Orji to the extent of rating orji Kalu higher than Ochendo simply tells every Abian how you have sold your soul to the devil. but there is good news if Ochendo can liberate Abia from Odiuko and orji Kalu you too can be liberated if you can take the bold step by saying the truth where it stands and acknowledging all the numerous projects that has not been done in Abia since creation which Gov. T.A Orji is now doing I bet you that will be the beginning of deliverance from Occultic coven where you are held up OUK and blinded from the truth I know the pain that you and your master Orji kalu is passing through just because Abians are now happy again and instead of you and OUK to swallow your pride and come to beg Abians for forgiveness all you can do is to keep launching campaign of calumny against our amiable Ochendo, the liberator of Abia, you claim to have been educated didn't common sense tell you
> before the FG got into the construction of Arochukwu/ohafia rd that the state under gov.T.A Orji that has been doing interventions on that road if not that your bias level would not allow you to reason properly and know that contracts are not given under covers and ABSG is prudent in resource management and therefore goes through due process before handing out contracts and all you have to do is to go to the affected offices and ask questions and also get your facts right before coming out with the nonsense you wrote and it will be of interest to you to know that Abians are no longer interested in all of OUKs lies and fabrication against Ochendo as we have known that Ochendo meant well for Abians.
Politics / Re: Orji Emerges S’east Governors Forum Chairman by emindu: 6:08pm On Mar 10
What i know TA Orji is trying for the people of Abians.
This is not paying lips service, i was once like you
guys believing in a lies of his detractors. But now i
have seen of a truth Orji is trying. @ the initial time
believe me he started poorly due to some reasons
best known to him. Please let us pray for him.
Leadership portion is not an easygoing programme.
One love ndi Igbo.
Politics / Re: Orji Emerges S’east Governors Forum Chairman by emindu: 12:59pm On Mar 10
Constructed roads in Aba by Ochendo

Politics / Re: Orji Emerges S’east Governors Forum Chairman by emindu: 12:54pm On Mar 10
Some of the good works of Ochendo

Politics / Re: Orji Emerges S’east Governors Forum Chairman by emindu: 12:26pm On Mar 10
Bad belly people ,Nobody can stop T.A Orji from doIng his good works
Politics / Re: Orji Emerges S’east Governors Forum Chairman by emindu: 12:23pm On Mar 10
T.A Orji has been elected the new chairman of South East Governors Forum. Gov Orji who took over from Anambra State Gov., Mr. Peter Obi. Governor T. A Orji had asked for the support of all stakeholders to enable him succeed.
Politics / Re: Orji's Son's Aide Killed By Policeman by emindu: 3:41pm On Feb 17
Governor Orji’s Son Escapes
Assassination As Aide Was Killed
The first son of Governor Theodore Orji of Abia
State, Chinedum, on Saturday escaped
assassination when an unknown gunman shot at his
car, as he was about to be conveyed out of the
venue of a reception organised by Ikwuano/
Umuahia Federal Constituency in honour of his
father in Umuahia.
But his Personal Assistant, Mr John Ndubuka, was
not so lucky, as the bullet aimed at Chinedum hit
Ndubula below the neck. He was pronounced dead
by doctors at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC),
where he was rushed to after the shooting.
The state Commissioner for Information, Mr. Eze
Chikamnayo, while speaking with journalists on
Sunday at a press conference said, due to the
circumstances of the shooting, nothing could be
ruled out, including assassination. The governor’s
son could have been the target of the gunshot, he
concluded.
Meanwhile, the Police PRO in the state, Mr. Geoffrey
Ogbonna, has confirmed the incident, and said
three suspects have been taken into custody while
investigation had commenced to establish the
source and motive behind the shooting.
Politics / Re: Orji's Son's Aide Killed By Policeman by emindu: 3:39pm On Feb 17
Governor Orji’s Son Escapes
Assassination As Aide Was Killed
The first son of Governor Theodore Orji of Abia
State, Chinedum, on Saturday escaped
assassination when an unknown gunman shot at his
car, as he was about to be conveyed out of the
venue of a reception organised by Ikwuano/
Umuahia Federal Constituency in honour of his
father in Umuahia.
But his Personal Assistant, Mr John Ndubuka, was
not so lucky, as the bullet aimed at Chinedum hit
Ndubula below the neck. He was pronounced dead
by doctors at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC),
where he was rushed to after the shooting.
The state Commissioner for Information, Mr. Eze
Chikamnayo, while speaking with journalists on
Sunday at a press conference said, due to the
circumstances of the shooting, nothing could be
ruled out, including assassination. The governor’s
son could have been the target of the gunshot, he
concluded.
Meanwhile, the Police PRO in the state, Mr. Geoffrey
Ogbonna, has confirmed the incident, and said
three suspects have been taken into custody while
investigation had commenced to establish the
source and motive behind the shooting.
Politics / Re: The Son Of Abia State Governor, Chinedu Orji Killed His Personal Assistant In A by emindu: 9:10am On Feb 17
False Report: Orji’s Son Did Not Kill His PA,
Governor’s Son The Intended Target
Reliable information reaching 247ureport.com from
Abia State indicates that the grand reception given to
the governor of Abia State, T. A. Orji which ended
without violence – according to accounts from
eyewitness at the event. Our source states that the
event may have been sabotaged by the opposition.
The news following the end of the grand reception –
which was hosted and financed by the host
community – indicated that a close relative of the
Orji family may have be shot by a security agent
under the orders of the Governor’s son. Carefully
inquiry into the incident indicates that the news
report was false and fabricated.
Information available to 247ureports.com suggests
that the Governor’s son may have been the target of
the shooting. As gathered, the said shooting occurred
after the event had ended and the governor and his
entourage already departed from the venue –
including his son. As the governor’s entourge
approached the market junction – what appears a
roadblock/traffic jam – stopped the governor’s
convoy to a halt. The governor’s relative who also
served as the Personal Aide to the governor’s son
stepped out of the vehicle to investigate the traffic
jam. While the PA was out on the street - a massive
crowd and/or supporters of the Governor were
trooping from behind – amidst cheers of “ochendo”.
Moments later the governor’s son stepped out of the
vehicle – and was walking directly in front of the PA
– when a shot was heard from from the back of the
PA coming towards the direction of the governor’s
son – the bullet struck the PA who was standing
directly in front of the governor’s son.
It was initially believed for the bullet to originate
from a police officer – owing to accidental discharge.
But the police commissioner in tslking to
247ureports.com denied that it was accident
discharge on the part of his officers. He stated that
the assailant fired only one shot. “It was not us”.
Immediately, the PA was taken into one of the
vehicles and was headed for the nearest medical
center. According to an eyewitness source, the PA
was still breathing on the way to the medical center.
“But he gave up before we could reach“.
Within minutes of the newsbreak of the death of the
PA, the Igbere news network hurried to spin an angle
to the incident – stating that the governor’s son had
shot his relative who also served as his close PA.
Eyewitness reports indicates the Igbere version of
the story to be false and fabricated.
Politics / Re: The Son Of Abia State Governor, Chinedu Orji Killed His Personal Assistant In A by emindu: 9:07am On Feb 17
The deceased wasn't a political appointee but a civil servant and a close relative to my Governor. The same compound for God sake and what the hell will make some disgruntled elements especially the Uzor Kalu's sponsored Igbere TV page and other Uzor Kalu cronies think someone will take the life of his brother in his own village just on their way home from a civic reception organized by our people, the nine clans of Ikwuano/Umuahia. I am shedding tears doing this and it's really not appropriate. With dismay, I have stumbled upon some wicked individuals that had resorted to spreading lies on the internet instead of praying for the bereaved family and friends. People should stop playing politics with hate and propaganda with a soul lying down at the morgue. John Ndubuka was not just an ordinary friend to me but a very close ally and a brother. But let God be the judge and let the law hunt the killer of our dear brother.
Politics / Re: Pictures Of Aba And Its Environs by emindu: 2:17pm On Jan 27
Aba has been the centre of criticism against the Ochendo government. But the critics did not seem to understand the history of the cumulative decay of the city which started with the previous administrations of the state. They did not also factor the fact that Orji has only a paltry N3.5 billion monthly federal allocation to cater for the entire state. But today, Orji has marched into Aba to match action with words and his vision is to create an enabling environment for the reemergence of the small and medium scale enterprises and for the growth of the informal sector in Aba. He wants to restore the lost glory of Aba.
Politics / Re: Pictures Of Aba And Its Environs by emindu: 2:14pm On Jan 27
Urate ph road

Politics / Re: Pictures Of Aba And Its Environs by emindu: 2:13pm On Jan 27
Amaobi road

Politics / Re: Pictures Of Aba And Its Environs by emindu: 2:12pm On Jan 27
Some of the constructed roads in Aba

 
Politics / Re: Welcome To Umuahia by emindu: 9:59pm On Nov 25, 2013
some of the constructed structures laid by TAO

Politics / Re: Welcome To Umuahia by emindu: 9:51pm On Nov 25, 2013
the beauty of umuahia at night

Politics / Re: What's Ur Assessment on Gov. T.A Orji's Administration So Far In Abia State? by emindu: 4:38pm On Nov 21, 2013
abia state at night

Politics / Re: What's Ur Assessment on Gov. T.A Orji's Administration So Far In Abia State? by emindu: 4:36pm On Nov 21, 2013
ABIA STATE SCORE CARD TWENTY TWO YEARS AFTER

After twenty two years of existence as a state, Abia has witnessed a speedy pace of infrastructural development under the able leadership of Chief Theodore Orji (Ochendo). Within this period of existence, Theodore Orji’s led administration is the only government that has been able to lay for the state a foundation for a modern state of this contemporary time.
We the concerned youths of Abia state have thoroughly assessed the performance of His Excellency Chief T A Orji, and we are proud to enumerate the following as laudable projects executed by the Executive Governor of Abia state Chief T. A Orji.

1) Construction of an international conference centre with Nine thousand seats capacity and state of the arts facilities, which will help boost the tourism sector of the state and which will
In turn provide employment opportunities for the teeming youths of the state.
2) Construction of a befitting workers secretariat at Umuahia with state of the arts facilities.
3) Construction of an ultra-modern office complex for Broadcasting Corporation of Abia State. (BCA).
4) Construction of a befitting Secretariat for Abia state Environmental Protection Agency (ASEPA).
5) Construction of Ultra-Modern Government House and Governors Lodge.
6) Construction of office complex For Abia State Planning Commission.
7) Construction of a high brow Housing Estate Amaokwe.
cool Construction of a specialist/diagnostic hospital in Aba and Umuahia.
9) Construction of over 250 Health Centres spread across the state.
10) Construction of women development Skills Acquisition Centre.
11) Construction of various Road networks in the state Reconstruction of Aba Port Harcourt Road a Federal Government Road, Amaekpe –Okagwe Road Ohafia , Abia state , Nkata –Alike Umukabia Road, Ohuhu , Umucha access Road to CKC , Ejiama Migha Abia state Ovim- Acha Road Amaogwu, Umuekwule Road Abiruba- Nkporo Road.
12) Reconstruction of Danfodio Road Aba, and Ukwumango spot on faulks Road Aba Abia state.
13) Construction of Ubani modern market with access Road and over 7,500 Shops.
14) A proposed Airport of International Standard for the state and projects too numerous to mention.

Abia Concerned Youths Assembly has been waiting on the side-line for too long and now we have resolved to rise from the side-line to warn every baseless critic and paid agents whose ultimate aim is that of criticizing the government negatively, thereby distracting the attention of the government. It is glaring that the bulk of those negative critics are not resident in the state neither are they vested with how the state operates.

Abia Concerned Youths Assembly considers it important to bring to the notice of all that the pace of development in Abia state, under the leadership of Chief T. A. Orji is unprecedented inspite of the state’s lean resources accruable from the Federation Account and this simply concludes that the critics of this government are on the wrong part of assessment by comparing Abia with other oil producing states in the country.

It gives us concern as concerned youths of an Assembly why the critics of T. A. Orji’s administration are from a single stock, as if the state affairs is a one man orchestra. If the likes of General Ike Nwachukwu (RTD), Senator Adolphus Wabara, Senator Uche Chukwumerije, Onyema Ugochukwu, Chief Emeka Wogu and Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe etc. are supportive of T. A. Orji’s administration. We wonder where these crops of baseless critics and detractors derive their strength from.

Abia state long before now was known and rated as a den for kidnappers and armed robbers, but T. A. Orji’s government has stamped out this social malady through his youth empowerment scheme. It is a thing of pride to note that it was in the reign of Chief T. A. Orji that Abia state was able to produce the chief of Army staff in the person of General Azubuike Iherjirika which has gone a long way in addressing the problem of insecurity in the state.

We as concerned youths of Abia are blunt to express that if previous administrations had taken into cognizance the need for basic infrastructures, Chief T. A. Orji would have nothing to do than to continue form where they stopped rather the government is bearing the brunt of laying the foundation for a modern state of Abia. It is quite embarrassing to state that the previous governments in the state were running the affairs of the state in a rented government house until Chief T. A. Orji saw the need to construct a befitting Governors lodge/Government House for the state in which states like Jigawa state that was created the same time with Abia state had long been operating in owned Government house/lodge.

Interestingly the history of Abia state cannot be complete if Chief Theodore Orji is not mentioned due to his efforts in fast-tracking developments in the state. Critics should learn to be objective in their criticism rather than depend on unfounded and baseless rumours.

We as concerned youths of Abia state, under the aegis of Abia Concerned Youths Assembly have decided to support sustainable democracy and good governance under Chief T .A. Orji taking cognizance of the fact that Abia state has never had it so good. Chief T. A. Orji has touched every sector of the state in his developmental drive.
We have no hesitation or reservation to applaud the good legacies of Chief T .A. Orji as the Governor of Abia state.
Politics / Re: What's Ur Assessment on Gov. T.A Orji's Administration So Far In Abia State? by emindu: 4:34pm On Nov 21, 2013
Noble, transparent, hardworking and diplomatic Governor, you are good to go. I always give you RESPECT and KUDOS because you deserve it. You are doing wonderfully well. When i came back, and saw the transformation in the state capital, Aba and Ukwa west plantain plantation site at Agro-service centre under Abia ADP which i heard that will be commission soonest, "kai", i was over happy. Your Excellency, i throw Salute. Thanks for your love and kindness. May the Almighty God continue to bless and protect you.
Politics / Re: Global Youth Forum To Honour Gov. T.A Orji For His Developmental Stride In Abia by emindu: 11:31am On Nov 19, 2013
A commendable effort here. God bless our dear governor for his unflinching effort in providing security for Abians. God who secured your office will secure you to finish your tenure. Thanks you sir.
 
 
Politics / Re: Orji Stops Okorocha’s Birthday Reception In Abia by emindu: 6:35am On Oct 14, 2013
virtually i see some people here as ones who revel and delight on discrediting Abiastate government without any fundamental basis of argument on which their lies,fake stories and malignity could be traced on…..in respect to that i notably want to use this moment to refute all lashes of derogation leveled against the state and the governor of Abia state….. the good people of Abia with goodwill and progressive mindedness will continue to be in unity with other neighboring state in south east
Politics / Re: Orji Stops Okorocha’s Birthday Reception In Abia by emindu: 7:08am On Oct 12, 2013
virtually i see some people here as ones who revel and delight on discrediting Abiastate government without any fundamental basis of argument on which their lies,fake stories and malignity could be traced on…..in respect to that i notably want to use this moment to refute all lashes of derogation leveled against the state and the governor of Abia state…..we – the good people of Abia with goodwill and progressive mindedness will continue to be in unity with other neighboring state in south east

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Politics / Youth Empowerment Tool For Wealth Creation, Says Gov. Orji by emindu: 2:00pm On Oct 05, 2013
Governor Theodore Orji of Abia State has said that youth empowerment is a tool for wealth creation that leads to socio-economic advancement.

Orji made the disclosure on Friday at the graduation of 400 beneficiaries of Abia Skills Acqusition Subsidy Reinvestment Empowerment Programme (SURE-P) in Umuahia.

He said that youth empowerment programmes created an enabling environment for young people to contribute positively to the growth of the society.

``This programme has created an opportunity for young people to engage themselves in ventures that will make them become good representatives of their families.

``This has further reduced the number of unemployed youths in Abia by empowerment of 400 people, an indication that this skills acquisition programme is a success,’’ Orji said.

A SURE-P Consultant, Mrs Bisiola Nwakodo, said the beneficiaries were trained in catering, computer operation, fashion designing, hair dressing, fish/poultry farming and interior decoration.

Nwakodo said the beneficiaries were placed on a monthly stipend of N10, 000 and attached to establishments for internship during their trainings.

“I am confident that the beneficiaries through practising what they have learnt will bring economic growth to the state,” she said.

The wife of the governor, Mrs Odochi Orji, urged the beneficiaries to be good ambassadors of the youth empowerment initiative by practicing the skills they had acquired.

``Self-reliance is capable of helping one to genuinely serve others and develop one's talents,’’ she said.

One of the beneficiaries, Mrs Chinwendu Abazie, said that she would use the equipment to generate income for her family's upkeep, while Mr Ndukwe Kalu, said he would become self-reliant and an employer of labour.

http://www.dailytimes.com.ng/article/youth-empowerment-tool-wealth-creation-says-gov-orji

Politics / Re: Abia Signs PPP Framework For N163 Billion Naira ($1b) Osisioma Industrial Park by emindu: 7:37am On Oct 03, 2013
There is a new picture of Aba, a mental prototype of what Aba should be, in the mind of Ochendo. Thank God, he is today in Aba with full force working towards the actualisation of the Aba of our dreams. The transformation is starting with the construction of 16 roads. The caterpillars are at work. Through Azikiwe, Asa road, Brass, etc, it is a new face for a once fallen city. By the time Ochendo is done, Aba residents will sing a new song. The critics will swallow their words. They will sing eulogies to a man whose entire trajectory in power has been a rescue mission for the people of God’s Own State.

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