Governor of Abia state, Okezie Ikpeazu has stated that the development of South-East geopolitical zone remains a shared responsibility of the citizens and the government.
Mr Ikpeazu said this yesterday evening during the Okezie Victor Ikpeazu Leadership Colloquium at his country home in Umuobiakwa, Obingwa local government area.
The event was part of the activities organised by the state government to celebrate the governor’s 58th birthday.
He urged Igbos to remain active players in implementing programmes and policies to transform Igboland, saying the absence of an Igbo philosophy was a major cause of the slow pace of advancement recorded in the zone, adding that this ought to be addressed.
The governor also mentioned that using science and technology to produce innovative results showed great potential in transforming regions and societies, recommending digitisation as the new way to solve Igboland’s problems.
According to him, the former premier of the Eastern Region was able to develop the region’s economy into the fastest-growing economy by utilising its vast resources.