Anambra Has Become Haven For Investors, Others – Obiano ,
The Governor of Anambra state, Chief Willie Obiano has said that his administration has committed positive efforts to be able to restore the faith and confidence of investors to bring their wealth to Anambra,as most business policy friendly state in Nigeria .
The Governor dropped this hint when he received a powerful delegation from the Anambra Consolidation Forum (ACF)who paid him a courtesy visit at the Governor’s Lodge, Amawbia.
Gov Obiano while addressing the delegation recalled that in time past the World Bank had labelled Anambra a B-minus state, meaning a no-go area for investors due to the prevailing security situation and other challenges. He stated that however the State under his watch has been recording massive influx of investors.
He described the drastic measures his administration has taken in ensuring maximum security as well as decisive actions taken to deal with insecurity.
This, he acknowledged has restored stability in the state, in addition to the transparency and accountability the administration has brought into investment processes in the State especially through the establishment of the state’s one-stop shop for investment, the Anambra State Investment Promotion and Protection Agency(ANSIPPA).
He emphasized that Anambra as the heart of the Igboland was getting it right under his leadership, and that the system of governance which his administration has proposed and is implementing in the state was to serve as a model for other SouthEast States to emulate.
While thanking the group for their show of solidarity, Governor Obianosaid it would motivate him to pursue the transformation of the state with added vigor.
In his part ,the National Leader of the Forum, Mr Emmanuel Mmaduabuchi stressed that the upcoming election was not about GovObiano but about the survival of the soul of the Igbo nation. He said it was incumbent on Ndi Anambra not to play willfully into the hands of political parties who do not have the interest of Ndigbo at heart.
Considering the achievements,and excellent performance of the Governor, the group stated, they have therefore resolved to support him for another four years of uninterrupted purposeful, people and result-oriented leadership in the State.
The Anambra Consolidation Forum comprises political stakeholders of Anambra origin residing in Abuja and all the northern states of the federation.
By Kingsley Ezekwelu