A financial expert and Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Dr. Alex Otti (OFR) has felicitated with the good people of Abia State on the occasion of the 29th anniversary celebration of our dear state of Abia.
In a release made available to the press, Dr. Otti disclosed that 29 years is a long journey in the life of a people, and therefore encouraged Abians to be happy and grateful to God for the gift of life, and for the enablement to weather all sociopolitical and economic storms that have threatened humanity in recent times.
He specifically expressed joy that the Coronavirus pandemic did not wreak the kind of havoc earlier feared in Abia, and reminded Abians that the world is yet to overcome the threat and danger posed by the virus hence the need for all to continue to observe all safety measures recommended by experts in order to stay alive.
According to Dr. Otti “It’s gratifying to note that in spite of the daunting challenges confronting the people since the creation of the state 29 years ago, Abians of all walks of life have shown rare audacity and great determination to collectively forge ahead as one people in their quest to herald a democratic, peaceful, and economically prosperous state, which would reflect the vision of the founding fathers of Abia State”
He further added that ” Abia has all the potentials to favourably compete in the comity of progressive and prosperous states, hence the need for us to pause, ponder and purge our state of those vices that have become our albatross in our quest to attain great heights as a state”
Dr. Otti reminded Abians that the 29th anniversary celebration provides Abians with yet another opportunity for sober reflection and sincere scrutiny which can help all citizens ask critical questions that bother on leadership and development of the state, and enjoined all Abians to reflect on past mistakes and redouble their efforts in ushering a new Abia where all shall be selflessly committed in the pursuit of the sociopolitical and economic well-being of all citizens.
Finally, he congratulated Abians on the 29th anniversary celebration, and prayed God to continue to sustain all citizens in good health, while urging all to strive in their individual and collective ways to break new grounds for Abia development and economic prosperity.
to Dr. Alex Otti