Soludo to name institutions after Anambra ex-governors

Soludo to name institutions after Anambra ex-governors

Governor Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra State on Thursday announced plans by his administration to name major institutions in the state after former governors of the state.

He said the International Convention Centre (ICC) would be named after his immediate predecessor, Chief Willie Obiano being one his legacy projects, outside the international cargo airport.

Soludo spoke during the maiden Anambra Investment Summit 2023, powered by the Anambra State Investment Promotion and Protection Agency (ANSIPPA), themed “Role of Corporate Governance in Building Sustainable Businesses.”

He said hardwork and entrepreneurship were celebrated in the state and not not criminality.

He said the summit, which he described as extraordinary,vwas in line with his relentless quest to transform the State  extraordinary investment event that promises to be an eye-opener for the business community in Nigeria and beyond.

He said, “Our politics in Anambra is different. We play politics of statesmanship. We’ll celebrate all our former governors by find institutions to name after them. 

“I specifically appreciate my immediate predecessor, Chief Willie Obiano. We can’t acknowledge him enough. This ICC we’re using was built by him, as well as the International Cargo airport. We’ll name ICC after him if he accepts.

“We’ll also celebrate those putting in their money, creating jobs and wealth in the state. In Anambra, we don’t celebrate criminality, but hardwork and entrepreneurship.”

According to Soludo, one of his visions included converting the state from departure land to destination point, stressing that the summit would offer the state opportunity to seal deals and sign various Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

“Turning Anambra from departure land to destination point remains one of our key visions. It will come to a point if you’ve not been to Anambra, you’ve not been to Nigeria.

“We’re very deliberate and intentional about it. We’ll have plans to reward investors making impact in the state. We’ll derisk your investment. We’re not just here to talk, but sealing deals and signing MOUs, especially with Afrexim Bank. 

Also speaking, Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Christian Udechukwu listed part of ministry’s mandate to include bringing back dead industries, build weak ones as well as transiting small industries to micro and large enterprise.

“We’ll help strong industries to become stronger, and stronger ones become champions; we’ll support the industries through government policies.

“We’ll encourage made-in-Anambra products to grow their businesses, import to export policies, and to engage importers to manufacture products for export,” he said.

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