…Assures Of a Peaceful And Secured Yuletide Season
FIC Report (Abia State) – Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has sent a message to the good people of Abia State on the occasion of the Christmas Celebration.
The Governor thanked God for granting us the privilege of being alive to witness the 2021 Christmas celebration and urged Abians to celebrate the season with a full understanding of its significance in the life of the average Christian.
The birth of Christ, according to the Governor, is about the most important event in Christianity, since it was the beginning of the redemption of mankind.
Governor Ikpeazu assures the people of Abia State that his administration has taken critical steps to ensure that our people are able to take part in the celebrations through the release of about 3.5 Billion Naira to deal with the issue of salaries of some ailing Parastatals and Pensioners, maintaining that the mainstream civil servants have continued to be up to date in receiving their salaries.
The Governor assures the State work force of the determination of his administration to continue to mainstream the issue of welfare of workers in the State.
The Governor further assures that contractors have been mobilized to resume work on major road projects, especially in Aba, promising Abians that the current dry season window will be fully utilized for massive rehabilitation of key roads.
According to the Governor, the first quarter of 2022 will witness a massive turn around in roads and other critical infrastructure, and thanked the people for their patience so far.
He also assures traders at Ariaria and Ngwa Road Markets that government is working very hard to ensure that rebuilding process of the markets is sped up as much as possible. He also announced that his administration has set aside funds which will go to the affected traders directly to the tune of 150 Million Naira as a form of assistance to those traders whose businesses have been affected by the reconstruction of the markets.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu assures Abians that this Christmas period will be defined by peace and security as government has put in place measures to deal with any form of criminality across the State.
The Governor states that all relevant security agencies are on red alert to nip in the bud, any person whose plan to disrupt the peace, security and stability in the State at this yuletide period and even beyond.
The Governor, however, tasks everyone to take security of lives and property around them seriously.
The Governor prays the Almighty God to grant the people of Abia State a peaceful celebrations this yuletide season.