By Nnaya Eziyi, Umuahia
The member representing Ohafia North State Constituency in the Abia State House of Assembly, Hon Mandela Obasi has vowed to crash the rate of hospitality services in the state.
Obasi stated this while speaking to our correspondent in his office after the inauguration ceremony of his new hotel, Evergreen Hotel in Umuahia, the Abia state capital.
He said the gesture was part of his numerous contributions to reducing cost of doing business and creating employment windows for the teaming youths in the state.
“As stakeholders in the development of the state, we all owe it as a duty to contribute meaningfully in one way or the other to move it forward,” said the lawmaker.
Insisting that the gesture would not reduce the quality of services in the hotel, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) member, described the state as very conducive to business.
He appealed to the other stakeholders to go beyond inviting outsiders to come and invest in the state, to leading by example to assist the government to improve the economy of the state .
“I am a strong believer in leadership by example. And so as a leader, I owe it as a responsibility to the society to do those good things I expect others to do to move it forward ” he argued.
Speaking during the ceremony, Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu had commended Obasi for heeding the clarion call by the government to investor to come and invest in the state.
He said the government is committed to partnering potential investor to nurture and sustain their businesses in the state to create jobs and boost its Internally Generated Revenue (IGR).