APGA guber flagbearer promises to link Abia, Imo, others with rail lines
By Our Reporter
The founder of Gregory University, Uturu and Abia State All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA governorship flagbearer, Prof Gregory Ibe has promised to link Abia State with other States with modern railway lines, in accordance with his economic transformation agenda for the State, if duly elected by the voters in the 2023 guber election.
Ibe who made this known while delivering his address during the Convocation ceremony and 10th anniversary celebration of Gregory University at Dr Goodluck Ebele Auditorium , Uturu in Isuikwuato L.G.A, of Abia State, identified rail transportation as a major pillar for revival of Nigeria’s economy.
“Having laid a solid foundation in engineering and technology this past 10 years through the acquisition of heavy duty equipment , we are now ready to launch into transportation with a plan to innovate in the critical area of rail line infrastructure .”
” It is envisaged that with the take off of our college of Transport and Logistics, practical solutions are definitely on the way for imminent revival of railway transportation .”
Prof. Ibe who said the school has broken new grounds in achievements in 10 years of existence, explained that the Institution took off with just 78 scholars who were admitted into 3 Colleges but now boasts of about 3,000 students while more colleges and departments are now operating excellently .
The APGA guber candidate noted that 17,000 Abia residents have so far, benefited from his free medical outreach while 850 patients whose medical cases required surgery “have been lined up for surgical procedures in fully equipped GUU special hospital theatres.”
He advised the Igbos to pursue degrees in special areas like insurance, physiotherapy , Pharmacy D. among other related courses which are all offered by the university, explaining that Igbos are not appropriating vast opportunities in such fields.
Pro Ibe who challenged his guber opponents to display their investments or employment records in the State, made it clear that he has created thousands of direct and indirect jobs even as his staff are paid up to date.
Meanwhile, Okereke Precious Chioma of Chemical Engineering Department was unveiled as the best graduating student of GUU with a First Class, amassing 4.86 GP.
In his speech, the Vice Chancellor of the school, Prof Augustine Uwakwe said that all the First Class graduates would be given automatic employment and post graduate sponsorship , in line with the school’s policy of rewarding excellence .
The Vice Chancellor described graduates of the school as future job creators , not seekers.