The Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations who also doubles as the UNDP Asst. Administrator and Director Regional Bureau for Africa, Ms. Ahunna Eziakonwa-Onochie, has expressed joy and excitement over the developmental giant strides being made by the Governor of Abia State, Dr. Alex Otti in such a short time in office.

Ms.Eziakinwa-Onochie made her feelings known during a meeting with the wife of the Governor of Abia State and her team at the ongoing 68th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, in New York, United States of America.

Speaking during the private meeting held in her office, the highly elated Eziakonwa-Onochie expressed joy at the giant strides made so far geared towards the development of the state in such a short time under the leadership of Governor Alex Otti, and disclosed that she received very laudable reports from the UNDP meeting held last year in Rwanda about Governor Otti, a meeting which the Governor himself attended.

Ms.. Eziakonwa-Onochie further assured that UNDP intended to assist in bringing about sustainable growth in the area of Commerce in Aba through the introduction of Technological advancement in Aba shoe-manufacturing in order to ensure that finished products are exported, thus giving Aba-made Products the recognition they deserve.

She once again reassured the Abia First Lady and her team of the willingness of the UNDP to give further support to achieve the empowerment initiatives of the Government of Abia state.

In her speech, Mrs. Otti appreciated the UN Assistant Secretary General for her kind words towards the government of Dr. Alex Otti as well as her thoughtfulness geared towards supporting activities that would quicken the development of the state, and assured that her husband’s lofty plans and programmes for the state are enormous and would be executed to the fullest in line with his leadership vision and campaign promises.

The Abia First Lady was accompanied to the meeting by two members of her team, the Special Assistant to the Governor on Vulnerable Groups and Poverty Alleviation, Mrs. Ifeoma Thomas and Special Assistant on Women Affairs, Mrs. Chinwe Onyeukwu.

Ndubueze Justice
Press Secretary
Office of the Wife of the Governor
Government House
Saturday, March 18, 2024.