Remarks by the Governor of Anambra State, His Excellency, Chief Willie Obiano during the Commissioning of Stanel Oil Multi-purpose Facility on June 7, 2017 at Agu- Awka Anambra State.
I am delighted to be here to welcome yet another important investment into Anambra State. I feel personally gratified to note that more and more sons and daughters of our great state are accepting the timeless wisdom of Aku luo uno and heeding our call to invest at home.
Indeed, the enterprise we have gathered here today to inaugurate is a clear demonstration of our people’s well-known drive for excellence and our capacity to change our environment for the better.
Ndi Anambra have proven this over and again in so many distant places that everyone is convinced that we have what it takes to change our story. But the only people that we have left to convince are ourselves…we need to convince ourselves that the enterprising excellence we have demonstrated in other places can sink roots in our own home.
Indeed, it is important to prove that the soil of Anambra State is receptive to progress, to prosperity and to human advancement. That is why it is very fulfilling to see that our brother Stanley Uzochukwu has joined the growing line of Ndi Anambra that have heeded the call to put our dear state on the map of rapidly developing states in Nigeria. Stanley, I must thank you for this. I must also thank all our brothers and sisters who have taken advantage of the conducive environment we have created in the past three years to invest in our beloved state. For those who have yet to consider the attractive benefits of investing at home, we are waiting for you. We are ready to help you. Anambra is ready for you!
It is common knowledge that Anambra is the safest state in Nigeria today. It is also widely known in the investment community that the Anambra State Investment Promotion and Protection Agency (ANSIPPA) makes the process of investing in the state seem as easy as a walk in the park. I urge you to heed the call to invest at home. Anambra needs you now! Don’t wait a moment longer!
Ndi be anyi, there are many reasons why I am happy with Stanley Uzochukwu for giving us this great place. The first reason is that this piece of investment has created over 500 direct and indirect jobs. The second is that it is a 24-hour Filling Station which marks it out as an endorsement of the great efforts we have made to secure our beloved state. The third but not the final reason is that it has not only added to the growing aesthetics of our capital city but it has also altered the emerging entertainment scene with its remarkably integrated offerings. It has therefore expanded the space for further exploration of the atmosphere of freedom that our investment in security has created for our people. Ndi Anambra, I think Stanel deserves our applause!
In conclusion, want to reassure our numerous entrepreneurs who have yet to remember Anambra in their investment plan that Anambra adigokwanu mma! My Team and I have cleaned up this state and established a strong foundation for economic and industrial growth. But the actual mechanism that will give us prosperity and progress is in the hands of the people. All we have done is to catalyse the process. We are waiting for you to lend a weighty hand to the building of a New Anambra State!
It is on this note that I declare the Awka office of Stanel Oil Multi-purpose Facility open!
Chief Willie Obiano
Governor, Anambra State