Woos Inventors With Incentives
Anambra State governor Chief Willie Obiano, on Friday, presented his administration’s mid-term report card to Ndi Anambra in Lagos at an interactive session held at the MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos. The event, which was attended by notable sons and daughters of the state, including former Common Wealth Secretary-General Chief Emeka Anyaoku, was an opportunity for the Governor to woo investors to Anambra, having created an enabling environment for businesses to thrive.
Addressing the gathering, the Governor, who hosted the session, alongside his wife Ebele, his Deputy Nkem Okeke and other top functionaries of the state, said the interactive evening was conceived as a platform to meet with Anambra citizens in Lagos, seek their professional advice and partnership in the ongoing effort by his administration to transform the state.
Obiano, who was presented with the Sun Newspapers Governor of the Year Award, informed that after he took the oath of office on March 17, 2014, his first task was to condense the basic philosophy of his administration into vision and mission Statements.
“I stated that my Vision is to make Anambra State the first choice investment destination and a hub for industrialisation and commercial activities, while my Mission is to make Anambra State a socially stable, business-friendly environment that would attract both indigenes and foreigners to seek wealth-creating opportunities.”
The Governor noted that one of the great initiatives that have facilitated the new narrative in Anambra so far is the formation of the Anambra State Investment Promotion and Protection Agency (ANSIPPA), the ultimate one-stop investment boutique of Anambra State.
“ANSIPPA has turned out to be one of the visionary initiatives of my administration; attracting investments valued at $3.2billion in the past twenty three months with $372m as equity from Anambra State Government,” he said.