The Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano has restated his commitment to making the state 1st Choice Investment Destination and a hub for industrialization and commercial activities prior to end of his tenure.
Governor Obiano, who stated this yesterday, when celebrating his one year in office at Awka, the state capital, added that his government was determined to ensuring that Anambra become socially stable and business friendly environment that would attract both indigenes and foreigners to seek wealth-creating opportunities.
He recalled that his administration was able to transform Anambra State in the past one year, especially the popular Upper Iweka and the great commercial city of Onitsha which was previously a den of robbers into one of Nigeria’s leading business-friendly cities, and pledged to sustain the tempo.
“We have cut off their weapons supply lines and sealed off their supply routes. We have pulled down their physical and psychological empires. Ndi Anambra when those bulldozers mow down the warehouses where kidnappers hold their victims in captivity, when we bring down the mansions they built with the blood-money they made from their human cargoes, we pull at the psychological root of their business; we hack at the very source of their evil energy. Today, we breathe a new air of freedom! Today, we give our loved ones out in marriage under the wise gaze of our elders in the village. Today, we feel free to bring our children home from the cities to listen to the fantastic tales of their grandmothers under the gaze of the full-moon”, Obiano said.
The Governor further disclosed that arrangements had been concluded with UD Independent Petroleum Production Company (UDIPPCO) to build a gas-powered plant that will generate 80 mega-watts of electricity, even as he earlier signed on Falcon Corporation Limited to build another gas-powered plant that will generate 100 mega-watts of electricity with a view to stablizing power in the state.