Governor Alex Otti says plans are underway to build a technology hub in Aba to boost productivity and accelerate socio-economic development in Abia.
Mr Otti said this on Thursday when the General Overseer of the Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Movement, Lazarus Mouka, paid him a visit in his country home in Nvosi, Isiala Ngwa South local government area.
The governor explained that the world had transitioned from the industrial era to the information era and that society continually records the invention of technological innovations.
“The government has plans to build a technology hub, and we are in discussion with technology giants,” stated the Abia governor. “If you have been following developments in the world, the industrial age has passed and we are in the information age.”
Mr Otti added that through technology, people could either work or conduct meetings and transact business around the world virtually. He added that the advent of COVID-19 further facilitated the development of the capabilities and impact of technology in the running of our daily lives and society.
The governor explained that the Abia government was desirous of building a conducive environment for businesses to thrive and added that the government was deliberate about building high-level infrastructure in Abia.
According to him, high-level infrastructure development is key to improving the ease of doing business rating, increasing job creation, reducing poverty and enhancing the gross domestic product of Abia.
“That’s why we are very deliberate about rebuilding Aba and our conviction is that if we rebuild Abia, that Aba is able to generate resources that will help us rebuild the entire state,” Mr Otti stressed.