Preamble:

 Chief Willie Maduabuchukwu Obiano, the Executive Governor of Anambra State, was sworn in on 17th March, 2014. Almost two years since he assumed the mantle of leadership in Anambra, things are steadily looking up well for Anambrarians.

 

Using his economic blueprint known as “Four Pillars of Development’’, His Excellency identified the following sectors listed below as the core areas to stimulate growth and development in the state.They include:

  1. Aggressive Mechanized Agriculture
  2. Oil and Gas
  3. Trade and Commerce
  4. Industrialization

To actualize this dream, the state government has also identified many enablers like Education, Health, the Environment, Youth and Sports Development, Security, Transportation, Infrastructure, Housing & Urban Planning, Women and Children and Social Infrastructure among many others to help anchor the vision of the state to be the first choice in investment destination and most preferred location to site new industries.

Anambra State Bureau of Statistics (SBS) is very strategic to the attainment of His Excellency’s administration Four Pillars of Development as it serves as the data bank of the state and furnishes the state government with reliable and vital statistics data which it uses in evidence-based planning and decision making process. The Bureau has recorded a number of achievements since the inception of Chief Willie Obiano as Governor of Anambra State, as contained in the table below. The Bureau is playing an important role in ensuring that the baseline data for monitoring and evaluation is available for full implementation of the Anambra State Development Plan (AnSDP).