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The Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano has revealed that the whole of South East is open and ready for long time investors in critical sectors including oil and gas, aviation and tourism.
He listed Agriculture, Industrialization, Trade and Commerce and Oil and Gas as key drivers of investment in the Anambra state and the entire south east.
In his remarks during the July Breakfast meeting organized by the Nigerian American Chamber of Commerce (NACC) in Lagos, he said the volume of economic blueprints set by his administration since 2014 which were powered with rising infrastructural deliveries are pushing up private sector investment in the state.
Anchoring his presentation on the theme; Investment Promotion and Protection: The Anambra State Experience- challenges and opportunities, the Governor represented by his deputy, Dr Nkem Okeke, said “When I assumed office in 2014, there were no landmark infrastructure, no clear-cut strategic vision for the future and we met a state that was heavily traumatized by security issues such as kidnapping, armed robbery and before the blueprint, we had to tackle the issue of security first as it discouraged investments and cut off grid of modern development from the state”.
“After we tackled the issue of security, we set up the Anambra State Investment Promotion and Protection Agency (ANSIPPA). Today, what is widely accepted as Anambra investment success story is as a result of the resolve of my administration to make the state a socially, stable, business friendly environment for investors to seek wealth-creating opportunities”, he said.
According to him, “Our exploits in the face of investment can be broken down into the four pillars of our blueprint. Thus we have investments covering the broad areas of Agriculture, Industrialization, Trade and Commerce and Oil and Gas”
“In the first two years of my administration, the state recorded $4 billion investment and now the biggest investment drive is coming from Elite International Corporation Limited of China which is investing over $2 billion in the Anambra Airport City project located in Umueri in Anambra East Local Government Area.”
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