Anambra State Has Attracted Direct Foreign Investment Of Over N30N This Year—Obi

By Mazi Odera
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The State Government has attracted non oil direct foreign investment of over thirty billion Naira within the first quarter of this year. Governor Peter Obi disclosed this when a delegation from the Enugu Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture paid him a courtesy call at the Governor's Lodge.

Governor Obi said his administration had provided the necessary infrastructure and conducive environment to promote the growth of commerce and industries for wealth creation and expansion of employment opportunities. He explained that this was part of the comprehensive programme of his administration to fight extreme poverty, hunger and crime in the society in the drive to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

Earlier the President of the Chamber, Dr. Ifeanyi Okoye represented by the Vice President in charge of Membership Development, Dr. Emmanuel Nwankpa noted the commendable achievements of the Governor on human and infrastructural development. Dr. Okoye thanked the Governor for his support and promotion of small and medium scale enterprises and stressed the need for South-East governments to encourage public-private sector partnership to provide a visible platform that would strengthen the economy.

In his reaction, Mr. Felix Akosa of Awka Chamber of Commerce said Governor Obi had distinguished himself in encouraging and empowering entrepreneurs in the State. Mr. Akosa noted that private sector driven economy was key to unemployment and other economic challenges of the country.