Wednesday, January 24, 2024



By Iroabuchi James Chikezie

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." — Ralph Waldo Emerson. The quote above lauds Governor Dr. Alex Otti's leadership prowess, aligning it with the sagacity of Ralph Waldo Emerson. It spotlights Dr. Otti's unique governance approach, underscoring his dedication to innovatively addressing Abia State's challenges. In a mere seven months, Governor Otti has already etched a profound impact on the state's landscape.

A compelling testament to his leadership is the proactive measures taken in anticipation of the imminent rainy season. The directive to meticulously desilt major road drainages, especially in the vibrant cities of Aba and Umuahia, exemplifies a forward-thinking commitment to the residents' well-being.

Governor Otti, under the banner of Operation Zero Potholes, ensures every street in major Abia cities receives meticulous attention. This all-encompassing strategy reflects an insightful understanding of community needs, fostering joy and satisfaction among the residents.

Furthermore, the desilting efforts transcend surface-level actions, extending into subterranean tunnels and gutters. Accompanying images vividly depict the transformation of these channels, now unobstructed and facilitating seamless water flow. This strategic initiative plays a pivotal role in addressing and averting flooding and stormwater issues on major thoroughfares.

With a discernible progress trajectory in just seven months, there's an optimistic outlook that Governor Otti will effectively fulfill his campaign promises, potentially achieving significant milestones within a year.

*Iroabuchi is a publisher at Social Pulse and writes from Umuahia.

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