By Christian George
The Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has enjoined Abia State Governor-elect, Dr Alex Otti to focus on good governance.
The WTO boss charged the Governor-elect in a speech she delivered virtually at the inauguration of the 100-member 2023 Abia Transition Council held in Aba, Abia’s economic hub.
She reiterated that Nigerians, especially those from the South-East, have lost faith in governance, adding that everything about the state would depend on his governance.
According to her, “Nigerians, especially from that side of the South-East, have lost faith in governance. They no longer believe the government can provide anything for them.”
She urged Otti to run a “better and cleaner governance” and transparent governance that should be exemplary.
In a report by Daily Post, Okonjo-Iweala also urged Abia citizens abroad, who can assist in recovering the state and upgrade development to return and help out.
She encouraged Otti to make Abia function in line with the modern world, adding that “there is a unique chance to set Abia on the right side of development and modernisation through disruptive digital technology”.