By ANAYO OKOLI
UMUAHIA — Governor Theodore Orji of Abia State has warned indigenes of the state resident in China against drug trafficking.
A statement by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Ugochukwu Emezue, stated that the governor gave the advice in a town hall meeting with Abia people residing in China.
Orji, who was on the entourage of President Goodluck Jonathan’s investment summit visit to China, warned Abia indigenes to be law abiding and shun the urge to push hard drugs.
He reminded them that Abians were noted for integrity, hard work and excellence, and implored them not to do anything that would bring shame to the state and the country as whole.
Orji pleaded with those who had factories in Gwangzhou and other cities in China to come back home to also establish factories in such areas as Aba, Umuahia and Ohafia, even as he assured them of adequate security.
On security, Governor Orji assured a group of investors in Beijing that the security of their investments in Abia State was guaranteed, should they decide to invest in the state.
He said security was being maintained round the clock in the state, maintaining that no investor in the state would face any form of security threat.
“Abia is a virgin market for foreign investments in various sectors like oil and gas, housing, education, agriculture, health and tourism,” he said.
Governor Orji listed improved infrastructure, tax breaks as among incentives for prospective investors in the state
He also noted that the agility of the state’s workforce and their cordial relationship with foreigners would be of immense benefits to investors.