From Maduabuchi Nmeribeh, Kano
A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in the upcoming 2021 governorship election in Anambra state, Dr. Ifedi Okwenna, at the weekend, urged Anambra people in Kano and other parts of the country to channel their investments towards home for wealth creation and development of the state.
Okwenna who stated this in a Town Hall meeting with the Anambra Business Community in Kano, also promised to make Anambra a business-friendly environment if elected Governor of the state in 2021.
He expressed worry over low level of indigenous investors in Anambra state, while a lot of investments across all the states in Nigeria are owned by Ndi Anambra, promising that his administration will encourage indigenous Investors and Businessmen to invest in Anambra state as a matter of priority, to grow the economy of the state, create capital and build wealth to reduce poverty in the state.
The former Anambra state Commissioner for Environment, Mineral Resources, Science and Technology further stated that, “when I look at the array of investments owned by Ndi Anambra all over Nigeria and across the Globe, I find no reason why an Anambra State Government should go abroad looking for Investors.
“All the Government need to do is to create an enabling environment to attract our brothers to invest at home” Okwenna posited.”
The Ugwumba Osumenyi, further pledged that, “when elected into office as Governor, I will modernize all existing markets in Anambra, build new modern malls and markets, create terminals across the state, develop industrial parks and partner with the Federal Government to develop a Dry Port in Anambra, as well as exploring options to make Onitsha River Port functional.
Earlier in his speech, the President of Anambra Community in Kano State, Comrade Chris Muolokwu, lamented on the numerous discouragements investors always receive from Anambra State government each time they make effort to invest in the state.
Comrade Muolokwu however assured that they would be ready to invest at home, when environment becomes enabling and encouraging.