Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, has acquired an award of excellence as one of the best governor with an Improved State in Safety (South) in 2020.
The evaluation/analysis outcome from the Enterprise Day Newspaper within the Nationwide Discourse and Good Governance Awards ceremony for the yr 2020 organised in Abuja, confirmed that Ikpeazu clinched the award after the state beat Anambra and Ekiti States within the competitors.
In his response shortly after he acquired the award, Dr. Ikpeazu described Abia State as a secure haven for buyers and enterprise operatives.
He revealed that the improved safety state of affairs within the State, coupled with entry roads created by his administration had elevated companies, whereas authorities has additionally supplied enabling atmosphere for enterprise to thrive.
The Governor represented by his deputy, Rt. Hon Ude Oko Chukwu maintained that the award will spur the State to do extra in direction of enhancing safety within the State, in addition to have interaction in holistic approaches to spice up financial actions in Abia.
Based on the State Chief Government, his administration launched Abia state homeland safety watch and the Abia state crime prevention and administration system, a mixture of recent technological system designed to battle crime in “Our quick paced world”.
He described the award as nicely deserving and appreciated the organisers of the award ceremony.
Earlier in his remarks, the previous head of state, Normal Yakubu Gowon Rtd, who joined the occasion just about, stated the safety of the Nation remained paramount, therefore the necessity for presidency to take the problem of safety critically.
Gowon, who additionally decried the injurious impact of the novel COVID-19 within the nation, recognized its unfavorable results to incorporate excessive value of governance, enhance in unemployment, amongst others and harassed the pressing want to seek out options to the pandemic.
Normal Gowon famous that the award ceremony was geared at preserving the governors at excessive alert and reminded the awardees that the award was a catalyst for higher efficiency.
In his welcome handle, the Managing Director Enterprise Day, Dr Ogho Okiti stated the Nationwide Discourse and Good Governance Awards is aimed toward offering an impartial suggestions mechanism to states on totally different insurance policies, packages and tasks executed and the results of such on the socioeconomic wellbeing of the residents of the states.
He emphasised the necessity for Nigerians to demand for excellence in governance and charged authorities to accentuate efforts at offering enabling atmosphere for companies to thrive.
The ceremony additionally noticed Adamawa state emerge as probably the most improved state in Training, 2020, whereas Kogi state emerged as probably the most improved state in socio-economic, youth and girls employment.
Abia rated excessive on safety archtecture, as Gowon duties leaders on security of citizenry