ANAMBRA State Secretary of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Anthony Ifeanya, has revealed that plans had been perfected to shortlist Anambra State as one of the oil producing states in the country.
Ifeanya, who made this revelation during a press interview in his office at the Corporate Headquarters of APGA in the state, said that the drive would no doubt, enhance the chances of the state to start benefitting from the 13 per cent oil derivation like every other oil-producing states in the country.
The APGA Secretary, who is a former Chairman, Ayamelum Local Government Area, maintained that the APGA Government in the state has significantly done well since it assumed office in 2006 after its protracted legal tussles in the law court and identified the changing of the state sobriquet from the Home For All to Light of The Nation, transformation of the Awka Capital City which according to him, was like a glorified village to a modern and a befitting capital city with construction of the gigantic flyover bridges at the three major strategic junctions along the Onitsha-Enugu Express-way in Awka as some of the glaring testimonies.
Ifeanya, who affirmed that it has been progress all the way since APGA government came to power in the state, also singled out the construction of the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp at Umuawulu community, attraction of both foreign currency and investors into the state by Governor Willie Obiano as also some of the monumental achievements of the APGA government in the state.
He noted that the state had made a very significant improvement in its education sector as well as recorded a drastic revolution in its agricultural sector, citing the Anambra Rice as a living example.
While calling on the Anambra State Government to improve on the road maintenance in the state, the APGA Secretary, equally drew the attention of the government to the markets across the state, adding that there is a need for the government to work towards stemming the unlawful activities of the disgruntled elements in the markets who engage in enforcing unauthorised dues on the petty traders, thereby not only soiling the name of Governor Obiano, but also draining the state economy and bringing bad name to Anambra State Government.
Also speaking, the Chairman, Transition Committee for Njikoka Local Government Area, George Edozie Ozo, said that the APGA Government had within the years in review redefined the socioeconomic and political face of the state, saying that the Anambra State Conference of the Transition Committee Chairmen were completely against the activities of the illegal revenue collectors in the markets across the state and assured that they would deal with them decisively.
He, therefore, called on the Commissioner for Trade, Commerce and Industry in the state, Mr Uchenna Okafor, to constitute a legal action against the illicit revenue collections in the state with the aim to containing the exhortation and exploitation of the poor petty traders and soiling of the governor’s name and that of Anambra State Government.