Dr Alex Otti in an interview with channels television maintained that the reason why Abia State has remained like a deserted state with no funds to maintain her is because Abia has had periodic leaders who are more interested in their pockets than the welfare of Abia people.

He further said, that the present Abia State Governor doesn’t deserve to present himself again to be re-elected due to his selfish Government.

When he was interrogated with the initiative of made in Aba products which has been recognized by different organizations within and outside Abia State.

He argued that the initiative was more of propaganda, because if such initiative has provided for Abia people as much as they painted, there should not be 30% unemployment rate in Abia State.

Regarding his job creation plan if elected Governor of Abia State, he exposed that he has what he called “5 PILLARS” in his manifesto, which one of them is INDUSTRIALIZATION. He analyzed Sam Mbakwe’s policy in industrialization when he served as the Governor of old Imo State. The policy of setting up one industry per Local Government which was achieved in the 80s with little or no funds.

He clearly stated that if Sam Mbakwe could achieve the policy which gave birth to Golden Guinea, International Glass industry, the Palm plantation in Ukwa and also other industries, that he is also running with the policy of setting up one industry per local Government.

Extensively, he said, the proposed creation of minimum of 17 industries will go from manufacturing through agro-processing, SMEs which is also an aspect of his manifesto.

Responding to the question, whether he will start up new industries or renovate the old ones, he excited said that bringing an old building down and starting afresh has always been less cost effective.

He maintained in his statement, that the need for a working SMEs in Abia State can not be over emphasized. Based on that, he will set up a bank in partnership with private sectors which will grant them accessibility to funds for their businesses.

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