A significant milestone was achieved during a recent meeting between the state government and the World Bank team led by the Country Director, Professor Shubham Chaudhuri, in a testament to Abia’s commitment to development and progress.
The meeting, which was dedicated to Portfolio and Partnership Review, focused on shaping and strengthening the state’s development trajectory.
The meeting, attended by Abia State’s leadership, marked an essential step in the ongoing collaboration between the state and the World Bank.
The discussion revolved around an in-depth review of the various programs and performance metrics associated with World Bank-assisted projects within Abia state.
Key to the discussion was the assessment of how World Bank-assisted projects have contributed to the development and welfare of Abia’s residents.
The meeting went further by exploring avenues for additional technical assistance that can be harnessed to drive other development initiatives across Abia state.
Giving an update on the meeting, Governor Alex Otti expressed optimism regarding the partnership’s potential to steer sustainable progress in Abia state.
He wrote on X:
”I was honoured to welcome the World Bank team to an important Portfolio and Partnership Review meeting led by the country director, Prof Shubham Chaudhuri.
”We delved into key areas that will shape and strengthen Abia’s development journey for the better.
”A significant part of the discussion revolved around an in-depth review of the programmes and performances of the World Bank-assisted projects in Abia and how they align with the vision and development goals of our administration.
”The visit was also an opportunity to seek technical assistance to drive other development initiatives across the state. I believe the gains of these partnerships will steer sustainable progress in Abia state.”
As the partnership continues to evolve, Abia State is expected to witness transformative changes that will uplift communities, foster economic growth, and ensure a better quality of life for all.