My desire to run for the highest public office in the state is driven by my passion to transform Abia State to a state of envy among the federating states of Nigeria.
How Do I Intend To Achieve this?
Have a close look at my transformation agenda broken into segments:-
USING TECHNOLOGY TO CREATE A DIGITAL ECONOMY
I am going to leverage advanced technology to turn around the fortunes of our state. I hope to achieve this by creating a Digital Economy and a Digital Society, as a viable hub of wheel to stimulate Massive Job Creation in the state.
Understandably, the adoption of technology by developing countries has had profound effects on their economies, such as reducing the national costs of production, establishing standards for quality, creating job windows, empowering individuals for self-reliance and promotion of entrepreneurship, among others. I will replicate this in our state, having the understanding that technology has been the key driver of economic growth of countries, regions and cities, in recent time.
Using Digital Economy combined with my creative, distinctive and innovative plans and a coherent network of prolific ideas and general framework of economic thoughts, I hope to turn around the fortunes of our dear state.
By the grace and mercy of God, I will create jobs for our teeming unemployed youth through my techno-leadership system occasioned by Digital Economy. I do not hold prime the erroneous belief that government has no business in creating employment opportunities for its people. This belief is diversionary, evasive, defeatist, and amounts to passing of its justiciable obligation to the private sector.
It is my belief that the cheapest infrastructure to use for transforming a place like Abia State is Digital Economy.
Therefore, I am going to invest my time, energy and intellectual resources to evolve and drive Digital Economy and Digital Society to activate the requisite transformation we all have been desiring, by the Grace of God and to His Glory alone.
Support me and trust me with the future of Abia State; Vote me in as the Next Governor of Abia State in 2023, for the future of our children.
Ukpai Iro Ukpai
PhD, CQRM, LL.M, B.Eng
Abia State NNPP Guber Candidate, 2023