ONITSHA – The Anambra State Commissioner for Commerce and Trade, Chief Ifeatu Onejeme, on Friday said the government had developed a 10-year development plan to fast-track the economic transformation of the state.
Onejeme made the disclosure at the 7th Annual Lecture Series of the Onitsha Chamber of Commerce, tagged “Perspective’’.
“Economic stakeholders in this state must brace up for the challenges ahead.
According to the commissioner, this will make the state the number one investment destination in the country.
On the Onitsha River Port operations, Onejeme said that the problems hindering the take-off of the port were technical in nature.
“The state government is doing everything within its disposal to assist the Federal Government to ensure that the port is operational in the nearest possible time,’’ Onejeme said.
He said the annual lecture and its theme were apt at this period in the socioeconomic transformation of the state with all hands on deck to make it the hub of commerce and industry in the country.
The President of the Chamber, Dr Tim Anosike, said lecture’s theme was chosen to give Anambra entrepreneurs an opportunity to introspect, prospect and proffer solutions to the state’s economic challenges.