The governor stated this in China on Wednesday.
The Abia State Governor, Theodore Orji, on Wednesday in China assured foreign investors of adequate security for business in the state.
In a statement signed by Ugo Emezue, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Orji, who is in China with President Jonathan, gave the assurance when he wooed investors to the state.
Mr. Orji, while maintaining that Abia is one of the safest states in the country, said that Abia is a virgin market for foreign investments in various sectors including oil and gas, housing, education, agriculture, transportation, commerce and industry, health and tourism.
The governor’s statement to Chinese investors occurs on the day a report by CLEEN Foundation listed Abia as one of the stable states with the lowest risk of threat towards the 2015 election.
Mr. Orji said improved security and infrastructure, as well as tax breaks count as great incentives for prospective investors. He said the agility of the state’s work force and their cordial relationship with foreigners was other benefits of investing in Abia.
The governor had also revealed in Lagos before taking off to China that the state government is set to build a world ophthalmology Centre in the capital city, Umuahia.
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