Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has assured that his administration is totally committed to the provision of quality education at all levels in the State, and to the provision of conducive environment for teaching and learning in the State.
The Governor stated this yesterday when he officially laid the foundation stone for the construction of the permanent site of the Abia State College of Health and Management Technology Aba.
Performing the event at the new permanent site of the institution at Umuobiakwa, the Governor stated that the present location of the institution in the heart of the Aba City Center has become unsustainable owing to increasing commercial activities in the area which impedes smooth academic work.
The Governor assured the new site is not only perfect for academic work but will give greater impetus to the agenda of his administration to spread development across all parts of the State.
The relocation of the College from the main City Center, the Governor noted, will drive economic development from the city and help enhance development at the hinterlands.
Governor Ikpeazu assured that construction at the new site will progress at a reasonable speed to enable the College move to the site within a short time.
The Executive Chairman of Obingwa LGA, Hon Michael Ibe Nwoke thanked the Governor for siting the new College site within Obingwa LGA and assured that the people will provide the needed support for the project at all times.
Honorable Commissioner for Health, Dr Joe Osuji, The Rector of the College, Professor Lawrence Chigbu, Chairman of the Governing Board of the College, Engr. Ogbuokiri, top management staff of the College as well as the Traditional Ruler of Isiala Mbato Autonomous Community, Eze Iheanyi Ikpeaba and elders of the Community witnessed the event.