The Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly, and the Peoples Democratic Party flagbearer for Ikwuano/Umuahia Federal Constituency at the forthcoming 2023 general elections, Rt Hon Chinedum Enyinnaya Orji MNSE has called on Abians both home and abroad in particular and Nigerians in general to take advantage of the business friendly environment of the state to invest in her.
The Speaker made the call on Friday, 2nd December, 2022, during the commissioning of Platter Grillz Lounge, Restaurant, Cinema and Kids Arena located at 92, Azikiwe Road, Umuahia North LGA of Abia State.
The Speaker who was welcomed to the arena by the Chief Executive Officer of the facility, Chief Ernest Ugochukwu Edozie, extolled him for thinking it wise to invest in the State thereby creating employment for youths of the locality. He said the exotic ambience of the facility and the international standard of the interiors make it stand out as one of the best in the state.
He urged Abians to emulate the step taken by Chief Ernest Ugochukwu Edozie by taking advantage of the favourable business climate in the state to invest at home. While also imploring the youths to pursue self-reliance driven by the desire to start up small enterprises, saying this would also help to enhance productivity in the state, the Speaker described the performance of MSMEs in the state as evidently impactful. He assured that the Abia State House of Assembly under his leadership is committed to keep making laws that will continue to improve business operations and keep attracting investments into the state.
Responding, the Chief Executive Officer of Platter Grillz lounge, restaurant and cinema thanked the Speaker for his presence at the event, saying his decision to site the facility at home was borne out of the desire to invest in the state, create employment opportunities for the youths and serve as an inspiration to them.
The Chief Executive Officer of Platter Grillz Arena, Chief Ernest Ugochukwu Edozie, conducted the Speaker round the facility.