My Social Contract With Abians: The Drivers

Our children are the future of Abia. To build a thriving, knowledge-driven economy, we must invest strategically in education, transforming our schools into hubs of innovation and opportunity.  Our plan includes:

  • Prioritizing Quality Teachers: Recruit qualified educators, especially in science, technology, and math.
  • Curriculum Upgrade: Review and modernize curricula to align with 21st-century skills and the global marketplace.
  • Quality Assurance: Establish a quality assurance agency to ensure consistent standards across public and private schools.
  • Motivating Teachers: Providing professional development, competitive salaries, and incentives for educators.
  • Reducing Out-of-School Children: Partner with churches and communities to boost enrollment.
  • Free Basic Education: Ensure all children access free education from primary to junior secondary.
  • Adopt-a-School Program: Encourage community support for school improvement initiatives.
  • Infrastructure Upgrade: Rebuild dilapidated schools and work with alumni associations for support.
  • Tech Investment: Integrate broadband and coding/programming centers into schools.
  • Reviving Technical Education: Establish robust technical and craft schools focused on student interests and market needs.
  • Supporting Higher Education: Fund state universities and research initiatives.
  • Inclusive Education: Prioritize adult literacy, special education, and support for athletes and vulnerable students.

Our goal is to guarantee quality healthcare access for every Abian, regardless of socioeconomic status.  We’ll focus on prevention, infrastructure, and upgrading services throughout the state. Our plan includes:

  • Robust Funding: Create a policy framework to ensure adequate funding for primary, secondary, and tertiary healthcare facilities.
  • Improved Infrastructure: Invest in infrastructure including equipment, access roads, and running water for all health facilities.
  • Quality Assurance: Establish an agency to monitor and enforce minimum standards for all health facilities, both public and private.
  • Attracting Talent: Review healthcare worker incentives and hire competent professionals to drive our vision.
  • Abia Health Insurance: Establish a sustainable health insurance scheme for affordable healthcare access.
  • Preventative Care: Promote lifestyle changes to combat chronic diseases like cancer, diabetes, and hypertension.
  • Strategic Partnerships: Collaborate with national/international agencies and tap into the expertise of Abian healthcare professionals in the diaspora.
  • Emergency Preparedness: Provide ambulances and 24/7 emergency facilities at all state health institutions.
  • Medical Villages: Create state-of-the-art tertiary facilities, attracting top talent, to tap into Nigeria’s medical tourism industry.

Abia’s young population is a powerful asset, brimming with potential. Our plan will equip them with the skills and resources needed to drive their own success and propel the state’s growth. Here’s how:

  • Strengthen youth institutions: Equip ministries and departments focusing on education, commerce, industry, and technology to better support young people.
  • Youth leadership: Create policies to include qualified youth in government leadership positions.
  • Venture capital: Partner with the private sector to establish a N5 billion youth-focused fund for tech and innovation startups.
  • Formalize apprenticeships: Develop a structured framework to train young entrepreneurs with competitive global skills.
  • Sports development: Revamp the Nsulu Games Village with modern facilities to nurture world-class athletes.
  • ICT hubs: Establish hubs with high-speed internet, reliable power, and tech labs to empower young digital talents.
  • Promote sports: Revitalize school and community sports competitions to identify and nurture young talent.
  • Community support: Offer matching grants for communities to build sports facilities for recreation and competitions.
  • Thriving entertainment: Invest in the entertainment sector through partnerships and programs to promote young artists in music, film, comedy, and other areas.

Women are the backbone of our communities, shaping education, driving the economy, and raising the next generation. We prioritize their empowerment because it leads to a more prosperous Abia. Our plan includes:

  • Supporting Women’s Cooperatives: Provide tailored support to women-led cooperatives in agriculture and trade.
  • Promoting Gender Balance: Actively seek and appoint qualified women into leadership positions across government.
  • Protecting Women’s Rights: Revitalize welfare programs to support women facing difficulties and eliminate harmful practices like gender-based violence.
  • Business Empowerment: Create programs to connect women-owned businesses with funding from NGOs and development finance institutions (DFIs).
  • Adopting Conventions: Ratify national and international conventions that protect the rights of women and children, when aligned with our values.
  • Boosting Agricultural Productivity: Partner with research institutes to provide women farmers with improved techniques and seedlings.


Our most vulnerable citizens, including retirees, the elderly, and people with disabilities, deserve respect, dignity, and support. We’ll leave no one behind by:

  • Data-Driven Support: Create a database of seniors, people with disabilities, and those facing economic hardship to tailor programs effectively.
  • Reviving Welfare Agencies: Revitalize existing agencies to better serve retirees, ensuring efficiency and accountability.
  • Subsidized Healthcare: Provide subsidized medical care for citizens age 65 and older.
  • Partnerships for Care: Collaborate with NGOs and faith-based organizations to create homes and centers for the elderly.
  • Prompt Pensions: Ensure timely payment of pensions and entitlements to retirees.
  • Empowering People with Disabilities: Establish centers to provide skills training and ensure representation in government.
  • Opportunity for All: Provide free skills training at dedicated centers for children from disadvantaged backgrounds.


We’re committed to creating a healthy and sustainable environment for all Abians. Our plan includes:

  • Public Health Campaigns: Promote healthy practices to reduce health risks and environmental hazards.
  • Gully Erosion Control: Partner with the federal government, development agencies, and communities to reclaim land lost to erosion.
  • Urban Development: Implement or create comprehensive urban master plans and enforce responsible construction practices.
  • Environmental Agency Reform: Strengthen and empower ASEPA to fulfill its environmental protection mandate.
  • Waste Management: Encourage private sector involvement in waste management and promote a “waste-to-wealth” policy.
  • Flood Prevention: Clear blocked drainages and prohibit open drainage systems in urban areas.
  • Waste Recycling: Mandate waste management contractors to demonstrate recycling capabilities.
  • Sanitation: Partner with businesses to establish hygienic public toilet facilities in urban and rural centers.


The protection of life and property is our top priority. A secure environment is essential for progress. Our security plan will:

  • Zero Tolerance: Adopt a zero-tolerance stance against violent crimes including kidnapping, armed robbery, rape, and murder.
  • Federal Support: Provide operational tools and logistical support to federal security agencies (Police, Military, DSS, NSCDC) to boost their effectiveness.
  • Collaboration: Foster strong working relationships between the state government and security agency leaders.
  • State Security Revamp: Revive and restructure state-owned security structures for increased responsiveness and efficiency.
  • Community Partnership: Integrate community security initiatives seamlessly with federal agencies for comprehensive protection.
  • Inmate Rehabilitation: Partner with correctional facilities to provide inmates with skills and rehabilitation, preventing a return to crime.
  • Vigilance: Maintain strong community security programs that effectively safeguard life and property within their areas.


Abia faces a critical juncture. The erosion of social values, as highlighted by Mahatma Gandhi’s cautionary tales, has created challenges that demand decisive action. Our administration is committed to restoring integrity and ethical conduct at all levels, guided by the principles of fairness, transparency, and accountability. We will also foster a more harmonious society where communities and individuals can thrive. Here’s how:

  • Appoint with Integrity: Prioritize proven track records of competence and professionalism in all government appointments.
  • Public Asset Declaration: Mandate public asset declarations by all senior officials, starting with the governor, to promote transparency and accountability.
  • Prudent Spending: Emphasize modesty in government functions, directing resources towards impactful community projects.
  • Empower Oversight: Strengthen the Auditor-General and other agencies to combat financial waste.
  • Ethical Procurement: Vet bidders for value and track record, prohibiting conflicts of interest for appointees and civil servants.
  • Partnering with Ethical Businesses: Prioritize companies with tax compliance, fair labor practices, and a record of quality project delivery.
  • Technology for Accountability: Implement smart systems to improve civil service efficiency and discipline.

Building Social Harmony

  • Community Engagement: Facilitate dialogue between groups within communities to promote peaceful co-existence.
  • Revive Dispute Resolution: Strengthen traditional and formal systems for swift and fair conflict resolution.
  • Economic Opportunity: Work with trade associations to ensure equal opportunities for all legitimate businesses across the state.
  • Rule of Law: Enforce law and order to create a just and peaceful society where disputes are resolved through proper channels.

Together we the people of Abia State can achieve more than any single person could ever do alone.






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