Abia State development: Ikpeazu visits World Bank, Seeks Partnership


In a bid to drive massive development to Abia State, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu had recently met with the Managing Director/ CEO of The Infrastructure Bank, Adekunle Oyinloye and his team, as well as the British High commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Ankwright, asked for their partnership in the development of Abia. 

Governor Ikpeazu discussing with the Country Director of World Bank in Nigeria, Rachid Benmessaoud

The governor, also met with the Country Director of World Bank in Nigeria, Rachid Benmessaoud, at the Bank’s office in Abuja.

In his address to the world bank Country Director, Governor Ikpeazu solicited for the support of multilateral institutions to drive his development agenda in Abia.

According to him, “Abia must develop and it is our duty to develop our state with support from global organizations like the World Bank. The world must hear about and support what our people are doing at Aba. As the Chief Marketing Officer of the state and the Aba brand, it is my duty to tell the world what our people can do and also beg the world to come help us develop Abia.

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That is why I am here. On our part, we are doing everything we can to ensure that Aba and all of Abia remain open for business. If we do the needful in Aba, which we are ready to do now, Abia will be counted among states in Nigeria that will no longer be relying on the allocation from Abuja, because we have all it takes to provide for ourselves and others in Aba. As a matter of fact, Aba is the SME capital of Nigeria”.

L-R:Managing Director/ CEO of The Infrastructure Bank, Adekunle Oyinloye,
Country Director of World Bank in Nigeria, Rachid Benmessaoud, 
Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu

Responding, Mr Rachid Benmessaoud promised to explore areas of synergy and support to Abia State within the available programs and resources of the world bank.



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