‘Abia State Is Dear To My Heart,’ Says IBB
Former military president, General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida (IBB), has applauded Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, for his efforts in re-positioning the state.
Babangida made this known at his Hilltop residence in Minna, Niger State, when Ikpeazu paid him a visit.
Recall that Babangida created Abia State in 1991 while as a military President.
The former President, who expressed his delight over the positive development in the state said: “Abia State is dear to my heart. I know a lot about Abia and our people in Abia. Abia is very important to Nigeria and Africa.
“Please do not stop the good work you are doing already, and always remember that the opportunity to serve has expiry date. I am, indeed, happy when I read of your good works in Abia.”
In his response, Ikpeazu appreciated the elder statesman for giving his best to Nigeria.
“I must thank you sir, for your efforts in keeping the nation as one…we will not allow your efforts for a beter Nigeria to be in vain.
“I must also thank you sir for your support to us in Abia; you encouraged us a lot and I promise we will keep doing our best in Abia,” Ikpeazu said.