The Abia State Governor-Elect, Dr. Alex Otti on Wednesday played host to the Managing Director of Julius Berger Nigeria, Dr. Lars Richter in his country home in Nvosi, Isialangwa South Local Government Area.
It is believed that the visit of the Managing Director of the leading engineering and construction company would mark the beginning of solid road constructions in Abia State.
Otti had, in one of his interactions with the media during the campaigns for the governorship election, declared that announcing him governor of Abia State would attract many strategic investors and development partners to the state.
Since being declared Governor-Elect of Abia on March 22, 2023 by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Otti has been meeting with several groups, corporate organisations and individuals, many of whom come to felicitate him on his victory at the polls, while some others come with proposals to partner with the State in the areas of investments and infrastructure development.
One of the earlier callers was Nigeria’s telecom giant MTN, whose team of senior management, led by the Chief Enterprise e-Business Officer, Lynda Saint Nwafor, said MTN would be looking at collaborating with the incoming Abia State government in different sectors, including telecommunications access, empowering the small and medium enterprises (SMEs), education, security, and E-Governance, among others.