Governor Alex Otti has signed into law the Greater Aba Development Authority (GADA) bill, which was passed on December 8 by the Abia State House of Assembly.
The GADA, which is the first bill to be signed into law by the Governor since his assumption of office, seeks to give special developmental focus to Aba and encourage investors, among others.
Speaking shortly after assenting to the bill, Otti said establishing the GADA would give Aba special attention as a commercial hub.
The Governor said that Aba combines light manufacturing, heavy manufacturing, micro, small and medium-scale businesses and other trading activities.
He congratulated the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, his colleagues in the House of Assembly and members of the State Executive Council on the passage of the executive bill and stated that with the law, Aba rejuvenation has achieved legal backing to bring about the needed development.
Presenting the bill earlier for the Governor’s assent, Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice of Abia State Ikechukwu Uwanna noted that the executive bill was passed into law by the House of Assembly on December 8, 2023.
Shedding light on the newly signed law, the Director-General of the GADA, Mr. Uche Ukeje, described the law as a special vehicle that would drive the development of Aba.