By ?Nnaji Obed Asiegbu Obedng
Abia State Governor, Chief Theodore Orji, has advised the incoming government in the state to build on the foundation already laid by his government in advancing the course of the state.
He gave the advice while commissioning the first phase of the Aba Mega Mall by Greenfield Assets Ltd and laying the foundation of a new phase at Okpu Umuobu, Osisioma Local Government Area.
Governor Orji further asked the incoming government to learn from past experiences in order not to make mistakes that will retard the growth of the state.
According to him, his administration has put in sustainable infrastructure in the state that will stand the test of time, adding that Aba remains a melting pot of great resources.
He thanked the Osisioma people for donating their land to the government for the building of the shopping mall and urged other communities to release their land for development purposes when the government asks for such land.
Governor Orji thanked Aba people for their support and urged them to renew their attitude to make the city great.
In his speech, the Group Managing Director of Green field Assets Ltd, Paul Obanua thanked the Abia state government for the support it received, pointing out that nobody from the government asked the company of any favours with respect to the project.
He said that the first phase is made up of 1000 stalls while the next phase will comprise an abattoir, cinema , a dry port as well as a motel, maintaining that the company is interested in harnessing the industrial capacity of Aba.
Earlier, the chairman of the occasion, Elder Emma Adaelu thanked the Greenfield Assets Ltd for siting the mall in Aba and the Governor for giving his full support to the project and urged Aba people to buy stalls in the mall.