Federal Government Receives 80 Hectares of Land from Akwaihedi and Unubi and Uga for Automotive Industrial Park in Anambra

www.odogwublog.com reports that the federal government has received the certificate of occupancy for over 80 hectares of land donated to it by the Anambra State government for the construction of an Automotive Industrial Park.

Anambra State governor, Chief Willie Obiano handed the certificate of occupancy to the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr Okey Enelamah yesterday at the site, Unubi.

The land were donated by three communities, Akwaihedi and Unubi in Nnewi South Local government area and Uga in Aguata council area.

Chief Obiano who handed the certificate to the minister stated that the land which is above 80 hectares was half of what was requested by the federal government from Anambra State for the automotive industrial park, but because of unsavoury experience the state had with past government, it refused to donate fully.

“I thank Unubi, Akwaihedi and Uga communities for accepting to donate this land. We are giving this, which is half of what the federal government requested, and we believe that when we begin to see the benefits, we will donate even more.

“Anambra has the least land mass in the country, and erosion is further depleting our land, so we do not have land to give to anyone for free, but we have seen that this government wants effective partnership with states, that is why we are donating this,” Obiano said.

Healso added that the land was donated for free of charge and has no condition attached, but added that the certificate of occupancy bears a caveat which states that the land must be developed within 18 months.



Dr Enelamah in his speech thanked Anambra people for their hospitality and acceptance to give out the land, while assuring that work will start on the land, and that the full benefits of the park will accrue to the people as development and employment  are part of the benefits.

He said, “From my childhood, I had always known Anambra people to be very industrious, and you cannot talk about industrialization in Nigeria without talking about Anambra, Nnewi too. When I was called upon to serve, I told myself that we must industrialise Nigeria, and Anambra is the right place to start achieving that.”

Enelamah said the federal government under President Buhari is passionate about partnership with states, and that the partnership being entered will boost infrastructure in Anambra and also provide employment opportunities.

He added that the park when it becomes fully functional will attract investors to the state, which is one thing he has also been discussing with the governor on how to attract investors to the state.

The event was also attended by Engr Aminu Jalau the director general of National Automotive Design and Development Council, traditional rulers of most communities in the state and members of the Anambra State executive council.

Federal Government Receives 80 Hectares of Land from Akwaihedi and Unubi and Uga for Automotive Industrial Park in Anambra Federal Government Receives 80 Hectares of Land from Akwaihedi and Unubi and Uga for Automotive Industrial Park in Anambra Reviewed by Odogwu Emeka Odogwu on Thursday, December 29, 2016 Rating: 5

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