Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has urged people from different parts of the country and beyond to feel free to come to Aba for business or pleasure or both because the town has been fully rejuvenated and is ready to play hosts to all manner of persons with lawful intentions.
The Governor stated this at the closing and prize giving ceremonies of the maiden Abia Governor’s Cup for the Golf Open Championship organized by the Aba Sports Club 1926 at the club.
Governor Ikpeazu noted with pride that Aba has moved from the status of a pariah town back to its position as a bubbling commercial center.
According to the Governor, if over 250 professional and amateur Golf Players, most from outside the State and even across the West African coast can converge in Aba and have sta for several days in the spirit of the competition, it speaks volumes to the transformation that has taken place in the town.
The Governor assured that Abia will continue to put issues around sustainable economic development and security of Investors on the top burner in the State, and asked discerning Investors to come to Aba, make money and enjoy.
He commended the Aba Sports Club for the initiative of this competition which has helped to open up our town and state, noting that those who came for the Tournament will tell stories of what they experienced here.
He assured the Club that he will continue to partner with them in sustaining the Competition.
The Governor also congratulated the Winners and later presented the star prize, a brand new SUV vehicle to the overall winner in the professional Cadre, Mr. Bako from Kano State and another vehicle to the winner of the second cadre, Mr. Gbenga.
Earlier, the President of the Aba Sports Club 1926, Chief Jerry Kalu appreciated the Governor for his support in making the competition a reality and for his efforts in the repositioning of Aba.
Some members of the State Executive Council as well as Trustees and Members of the Aba Sports Club 1926 witnessed the event.