Abia’s north American diaspora applauds Alex Otti’s blueprint
USAfrica: An international electronic Live Call-in townhall event involving key leaders and influential voices across the Abia State communities in the U.S., Canada and north America continues to draw high marks for the articulation of a comprehensive, credible plan by the APGA candidate for governor of the State Dr. Alex Otti.
On the hot issue of the problems facing the Abia youth, he noted that his solution and agenda
will be based on the points that “Gone are the days when people are ashamed to introduce themselves as farmers. Agriculture is in vogue now” “Unemployment and crime rate will drastically reduce once there’s a good environment for businesses to thrive. We will revive all our dilapidated industries by creating an enabling environment for investors to do their businesses. We will encourage youth involvement in Agriculture through incentives and provision of equipment for mechanized farming.”
Dr. Otti, the immediate past Group Managing Director of the Diamond Bank, called in from Nigeria when the session started 10pm (EST) on February 1, 2015, said he grew up under financial poverty but education changed everything.
“Education will be free but compulsory.Teachers will be sponsored for refresher courses to enhance their skills and qualities”, he said shortly after he was introduced by the event facilitator Dr. Chido Nwangwu of USAfrica. “We will renovate the existing schools and build new ones where necessary. Civil servants will be paid as at when due” — he promised
The townhall event which lasted for almost 3 hours with key members of the Abia State National Association, Abia First, APGA party, friends, volunteers and well-wishers attracted almost 1,000 participant.
On the politics of governing Abia State, 2015 APGA Abia governorship candidate stated that “I’ll do away with god-fatherism as Governor. It has been a factor in the problems we’ve faced here —“ an indirect swipe at the PDP incumbent Governor T.A Orji and his handpicked 2015 candidate. Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, and prior to the duo, Governor Orji Uzo Kalu who handpicked T.A. — who later fell out with Kalu.
On business, he promised that “Our markets including Ariaria will be totally reconstructed with modern facilities installed to attain International standard
On the critical issue of healthcare, he said ”We will attract doctors of Abia origin all around the world to come and contribute to the development of our health sector…. I will renovate and equip our hospitals with priority attention to three Specialist hospitals, one in each senatorial zone.”
The opening prayer was said by Mazi Emmanuel Odinakachi, welcome remarks from Dr. Chris Ike, Q&A segment by Prince Chris Enweremadu and closing remarks by Leon Ibeka and Chief Oluchi Ogwo.
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Dr. ALEX OTTI, Diamond Bank’sGroup Managing Director/CEO, wins USAfrica BEST OF AFRICA1st International Banker of the Year 2013 award. http://usafricaonline.com/2013/05/17/alexotti-wins-usafrica-bestofafrica-2013-interna/
USAfrica, Houston, Texas: One of the key bankers in Nigeria and Africa, Dr. ALEX OTTI (the Group Managing Director/CEO of Diamond Bank)
The prestigious trophy was handed to Dr. Otti — on behalf of USAfrica — by the leading candidate for the Mayor of America’s 4th largest city Houston and former city attorney Ben Hall and witnessed by key captains of the oil and gas industry, business leaders, African American civil rights leaders and breakthrough creative professionals of our two continents, petroleum services delegates to OTC, financial services experts and hundreds of professionals.
The Founder of USAfrica and the USAfrica BEST OF AFRICA annual awards Dr. Chido Nwangwu described the honoree Dr. Otti as very deserving of the award for “meeting USAfrica’s criteria for someone who made an outstanding difference and empowers Nigerians/Africans and Americans in the banking sector and international business. Secondly, as someone who through executive leadership and scholarship embodies the core goal of USAfrica in flying the distinctive flag of the African professional class in the diaspora and globally.”
Dr. Nwangwu, former adviser on Africa business/issues to Houston’s ex-Mayor Lee Brown noted that Dr. Otti is “a seasoned and distinguished banker and scholar who has advanced respect for Diamond Bank in the world’s banking community. Alex is being recognized especially for his vision, leadership, integrity, hardwork, varied skills, contributions as a role model and mentor to many bankers, business persons and financial products organizations in Nigeria, Africa, U.S and Europe — especially his support for community, professional and and national development.”
Dr. Otti thanked USAfrica for the award and for professionally and credibly uplifting Nigerians, Africans and Americans through its multimedia networks and special events.
USAfrica established since 1993 in Houston is assessed by the CNN and The New York Times as the largest (and arguably, the most inﬂuential) African-owned, U.S-based multimedia and public policy networks, producing and publishing print, web, electronic content and international logistics services.
The USAfrica BEST OF AFRICA awards is held every year in May in Houston, Texas. http://usafricaonline.com/2013/05/17/alexotti-wins-usafrica-bestofafrica-2013-interna/
•Dr. Chido Nwangwu, moderator of the Achebe Colloquium (Governance, Security, and Peace in Africa) December 7-8, 2012 at Brown University in Rhode Island and former adviser on Africa business/issues to the Mayor of Houston, is the Founder & Publisher of Houston-based USAfrica multimedia networks since 1992, first African-owned, U.S-based newspaper published on the internet USAfricaonline.com; CLASSmagazine, AchebeBooks.com, the USAfrica-powered e-groups of AfricanChristians, Nigeria360 and the largest pictorial events megasite on the African diaspora www.PhotoWorks.TV . He was recently profiled by the CNN International for his pioneering works on multimedia/news/public policy projects for Africans and Americans. http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/international/2010/07/29/mpa.african.media.bk.a.cnn e-mail: Chido247@Gmail.com wireless 1-832-45-CHIDO (24436).
IF any of the Nigerian President’s 100 advisers has the polite courage for the extraordinary task of reminding His Excellency of his foremost, sworn, constitutional obligation to the national interest about security and safety of Nigerians and all who sojourn in Nigeria, please whisper clearly to Mr. President that I said, respectfully: Nigerians, at home and abroad, are still concerned and afraid for living in what I call Nigeria’s Federal Republic of Insecurity. FULL text of commentary, exclusively, at USAfricaonline.com http://usafricaonline.com/2011/12/17/nigeria-federal-republic-of-insecurity-by-chido-nwangwu/
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