Industrialists in Anambra, Enugu and Ebonyi states under the aegis of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) have described Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State as “a visionary and pragmatic leader”, who has brought his ingenuity to bear in the administration of the state for the overall interest of the people.
The manufacturers said that they were impressed with Ugwuanyi’s “unparalleled achievements on infrastructural development, peace and security”.
They asserted that “Enugu State is one of the safest states in the country to live and do business, as widely adjudged by various reports.”
On behalf of members of MAN during the visit to the governor at the Government House, Enugu, the branch chairman, Chief Alloy Okafor, noted that Enugu is “perhaps the only state you can walk free without fear of molestation or waylay even in the wee hours”, adding that “worthy of note is police patrol vehicles prowl almost every streets and crannies on hourly basis”.
Okafor explained that the visit was “borne out of the need to
commend the governor for a job well done so far and also to thank
you as you have demonstrated once again your ardent belief in
dialogue as the only viable option to air issues and the best
mechanism of feed backs.”
He also enumerated other areas where the governor had made
giant strides in infrastructural development of the state, saying that “the construction and maintenance of state and Federal Government roads are things that gladden the hierarchy of the association.
“Though the association might be oblivious of how much the Federal
Government owes you on intervention on federal roads. However, it warms the heart that your government is more concerned about the welfare of the citizens and Nigerians at large that ply these roads
The Chairman therefore, urged the governor to sustain the tempo and assured him of the association’s unflinching support to his administration.
Ugwuanyi stated that his administration had since inception been striving on how to make Enugu the economic hub of the country, stating that his council on the Ease of Doing Business had in addition to other enabling provisions, encouraged and assisted investors in this direction.
He said that “only recently, we inaugurated the Enugu
State Ease of Doing Business Council (SEODBC). The council is charged with the primary role of implementing the national Ease of Doing Business Action Plan with particular attention being given to six critical indicators out of the eleven recommended by the World Bank.
“This includes starting a business, registering a property, access to
land, regulatory environment, and security,” he said.