The New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) gubernatorial candidate in Abia State for the March 2023 elections, Ukpai Iro Ukpai, has lamented the myriad of challenges hampering human, economic and infrastructural development in the state.
He identified insecurity, unemployment, collapsing infrastructure, increasing corruption in the debt profile, declining tax revenues and idolatry as major problems hindering the growth and development of Abia.
Okpai, who was speaking Thursday in Umuahia, said he has identified ways to solve the crumbling basic and structural challenges to end the compounding challenges facing Abia state, promising to create massive jobs for the unemployed citizens of Abia by using the digital economy and society, which he serves. As a pivot, increase state revenue so that the state is no longer dependent on federal funding from Abuja.
“We create wealth as commercial investors transact and increase tax revenues, stop revenue leakages, reduce abuses in governance, reduce our debt stock, produce goods for Abyei and the rest of the world by leveraging our human capital and creativity of our people, and economize on spending,” he added. NNPP standard bearer.
Continuing, Ukpai stated in part, “Without a doubt, these industries will be taken into consideration during the design and construction of infrastructure. Make no mistake. The majority of work undertaken by my government will involve public-private partnerships (PPP).”
I made it clear that we should all live exemplary lives in government, and that we would not tolerate any corrupt behaviour.
“The country of Abia is to be truly lived, experienced and felt as God’s own country under my administration, where Jehovah God is honored and revered.
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