person_pin Rita Ureh
query_builder April 13, 2018 15:13:05

By John Ndu 

Awka, April 13, 2018 -- Gov. Willie Obiano has inaugurated 12 new board members for the Anambra State Investment Promotion and Protection Agency (ANSIPPA), at the EXCO chamber, Government House Awka. 

The former Chairman and the Traditional Ruler of Umuoji, Igwe Cyril Enweze maintains his position as the Chairman while Dr Ifediora Amobi is to serve as Executive Secretary and a new Managing Director, Mr Jide Ikeakor.

Other members include the Commissioner for Finance, Mr Ifeatu Onejeme, the Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Mr Mark Okoye, the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Dr Uju Nworgu, the Commissioner for Lands and Rural Development, Mr Nnamdi Onukwuba and Ambassador Uche Ajulu -Okeke. 

The members also include Dr Nicholas Okoye, Mrs Chika Nwobi, Mrs Chinelo Anokwu and Mr Yemi Anyaoku.

It would be recalled that ANSIPPA was established on the 25th of April, 2015, by the Obiano administration. 

The Agency, since its creation has taken steps to position itself as the country’s premier investment promotion agency. 

Providing existing and prospective investors with attractive investment opportunities, business facilitation and world class services to ensure and guarantee 100% investor’s satisfaction.

The Agency in the state, has attractded over US$3.2bn in investments with over 70% committed from credible indigenous, local and foreign investors across the four(4) pillars and thirteen(13) enablers of the Anambra economy.

It is also a one-stop investment outfit with the responsibility of promoting, protecting, monitoring and coordinating investments activities to make the State a first choice investment destination and hub for commercial activities.

Gov. Obiano while inaugurating the board noted that "the past ANSIPPA Board did well by attracting 41 Memoranda of Understanding signed by the State government and the investors, with 22 of them on ground.

"It's your responsibility to effectively monitor those investments on ground and identify those that are yet to commence production and advice the state government if need be to withdraw their certificates," the Gov said. 

Responding, the Chairman of the Board, Igwe Enweze said the composition of the new board had competent personalities with vast wealth of experience to accelerate the realization of the Governor's vision for investments promotion in the State.

He, however, assured that they will deliver on their mandate.