Anambra acquires land for industrial city, Nnewi Auto Park at Akwaihedi
ANAMBRA state Government has acquired 100 hectares of land that will house the center of commerce and grow to be the Africa’s largest shopping mall in addition to 4000 hectares of land that will be an industrial city and Nnewi Automobile Park, at Akwaihedi.
Governor Chukwuma Soludo disclosed this while speaking at Onitsha, during a town hall meeting with members of the Manufacturers of Association Nigeria (MAN).
The governor maintained that with a sizable urban population, the future of Anambra State lies on industrialisation and manufacturing which he said his administration is committed to following the path, adding that the goal of his administration is to make Anambra a striving state where people will always desire to live, visit and make investments, pointed.
Governor Soludo called on ndiAnambra living abroad and outside the state to find a way of sending 25 to 50 per cent of the tax they pay to their home country and Anambra State for development and charged the people to always patronise locally made products in order to strengthen indigenous firms and improve the revenue profile of both the state and country.
President of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, Mr Otunba Francis Meshioye said that the association exists to help deepen the relationship between manufacturers and the government and commended the dedication of members in sustaining their businesses in the face of the dwindling economy.
Chairman, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria for Anambra, Enugu and Ebonyi States, Lady Ada Chukwudozie, emphasised the need to support the existing industrial clusters and commended Governor Soludo for his commitment towards encouraging productivity in the state through strategic efforts to improve power supply, providing durable road infrastructure, among others.