The former governor of Abia State in Nigeria Okezie Ikpeazu has been in office since May 29, 2015. Here are some of the notable infrastructure projects and initiatives undertaken during his time as governor:
Road Rehabilitation: Governor Ikpeazu’s administration placed a significant focus on road infrastructure development. Various road projects were initiated and completed in different parts of the state, including the reconstruction of major roads such as Aba-Owerri Road, Aba-Port Harcourt Road, and Osisioma Flyover.
Aba Urban Renewal: Aba, the commercial hub of Abia State, underwent a major urban renewal program under Governor Ikpeazu’s leadership. The initiative aimed to transform the city’s infrastructure, including road networks, drainage systems, and marketplaces. The objective was to enhance the ease of doing business and improve the living standards of the residents.
Healthcare Development: The administration made efforts to improve healthcare infrastructure in Abia State. This included the renovation and equipping of hospitals, as well as the establishment of new medical facilities such as the Diagnostic Center and Specialist Hospital in Umuahia.
Education: The governor initiated several projects to enhance the educational sector in Abia State. This involved the construction and renovation of schools, the provision of educational materials, and the implementation of policies to promote the quality of education in the state.
Agriculture: The Ikpeazu administration emphasized agricultural development. Initiatives were implemented to support farmers, encourage agricultural investment, and boost food production in the state. The government also facilitated partnerships with private investors to enhance the agricultural sector.
There are additional developments and projects done by Ikpeazu before the end of his tenure and a new governor has been elected this year in February.