Abia State Governor, Chief TA Orji has called on the United States government to explore opportunities for business and other collaboration with Abia state.Governor Orji made the call when he received the United States Consular General in Nigeria, Mr. Jeffrey Hawkins who was in the state on a working visit with his team.
The governor said he expects the United states to find Abia a veritable ground for direct investment in the area of agriculture,education science and technology and other areas.
According to him, US remains an important partner in trade, education, as well as a model of democracy with Nigeria and stated that appreciates the cordial relationship the country enjoys with the US.
He assured the consular General that Abia state is peaceful, adding that Abia state is eager to partner with the US.
Earlier, the US consular General in Nigeria, Mr. Jeffrey Hawkins stated that he and his team were on a one week tour of the south East states to interact and engage with the people.
He said he was impressed with what he saw and described the people of the south East as dynamic, friendly and enterpreneural people.
Mr. Hawkins said he looks forward to many fruitful exchanges between Abia state government and the United states.