The Problem

Abia State as of today has the following identified PROBLEMS which for the past 31 years past governments have allowed such dilapidation and deprivation to NDI Abia.

1. HEALTHCARE & HOSPITALS
  - High Maternal Mortality Rate, MMR (10% above National average)
  - High Infant Mortality Rate, IMR (18% above National average)
  - High Childhood   Mortality Rate, CHR (12%)
  - Neglect of the Aged
  - Not enough Hospitals
  - Dilapidated General Hospitals Infrastructure
  - Lack of medicines in Govt. hospitals
  - Lack of Doctors, Nurses and other Health professionals
  - Lack of pipe borne clean water supply in the cities and villages
  - Menace of water borne diseases like typhoid, dysentery and worm parasitic infestation among school children

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2. EDUCATION & SCHOOLS

- Poor Enrollment of children in schools especially the girl-child
- Dilapidated School Buildings
- Old and archaic classrooms
- Nearly 20 months arrears of teacher’s salaries owed
- Hungry school children
- Parents inability to properly feed their children and pay school fees
- Low literacy level especially amongst women.

3. ROADS & TRANSPORTATION

- Deplorable Federal, State and Communities
- Open and Blocked Drainages
- Deplorable state of Motor Parks - Old and rickety buses in the Abia Transport Service Fleet
- Chaotic Management of the markets and Motor parks)
- No Airport in Abia State

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4. HOUSING & ENVIRONMENT

- Not enough houses for citizens
- Polluted air
- Poor road network
- Widespread Erosion menaces
- Deforestation
- Lack of beauty and flower gardens in our Community Landscaping
- Abia State is termed as the "dirty State" with poor & blocked drainage systems
- Aba City taking the lead as dirtiest city in Abia State

5. FOOD SUPPLIES & AGRICULTURE

- High cost of food items
- High wastage of Crop Harvest
- Lack of farm implements
- Infertile farmlands
- Lack of seedlings for planting
- Far distances between farmlands and Farmers' homes
- Lack of water to farms
- Archaic and old system of farming
- Lack of knowledge of new, growth yielding farming methods by farmers
- Low Crops Yields
- Menace of Cattle Herders

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6. SECURITY, LAW & ORDER

- General Insecurity
- Kidnapping
- Rape
- Inter/Intra Communal Clashes
- Ritual Killings
- Chieftaincy and other Power Tussles
- Town/Village Unions Leadership Disagreements
- Religious clashes
- Poor coordination of Local Vigilantes
- Poorly equipped Community vigilantes
- Few Local Police Stations

7. SPORTS & LEISURE

- Sorry state of Enyimba Football Club
- Lack of Care for Sports and Sports People
- No well-maintained Stadium
- No single Special Day for Abians to jointly celebrate
- There are no Gardens/Parks for relaxation
- No Amusement Centres

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8. CULTURE & TOURISM

- No tourism Centres forAbia State
- Neglect of Azumini Blue River
- Dilapidated state of Biafra War Museum in Umuahia
- No Abia branded Uniform from Local fabrics

9. COMMERCE, TRADE & INDUSTRY

- Poor State of Aba as a Commercial Hub
- Lack of Funding for Entrepreneurs
- Lack of Social amenities in the markets
- Lack of Infrastructure in Community Markets
- Low level of Foreign Investments
- Most Cottage Industries are moribund
- Lack of Power or Energy for Industries
- Scarcity of Banks in Abia State
- Lack of attention to other Natural Resources apart from Oil

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10. The Courts And The Reformation Of The Criminal Justice System

- Poor Court Houses & premises
- Few number of Magistrates and High Court Judges, overworked and understaffed
- Poorly integrated Customary Court Services
- Over crowding of Prisons and
- No rehabilitatory trainings to Prisoners