Chairman, CEO,Capital Oil and Gas, and Senator representing the good people of Anambra south,Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah has stated that with conscientious interventionist policy, the commerce driven potentials of Anambra State can be enhanced to become a commercial hub of the entire Sub-Sahara Africa.During an interactive session with market leaders of the State, Ubah stated that Anambra State is blessed with ideas that can replicate the Chinese type of economic recovery.
He said: “We are blessed with ideas that can replicate the Chinese type of economic recovery here in Anambra State if government understands its role in commerce. It is not just about collecting tax but to create commercial enhancement policy relationship between it and business owners.
Government partnership with the traders and other business owners in the state, we can create a thriving local economy in Anambra state that will make it a commercial hub in sub-Sahara Africa.”
Ubah pointed that Anambra State must think beyond waiting for Federal Government’s intervention, stating that “we can build a strong economy on our own without looking the direction of the center.”
He added that, “We as a state must get ambitious towards enhancing our commercial potentials by partnering with the traders in our state. The 21st century is not a century for lazy sub-national governments, rather a century that beckons on States to build a thriving local economy.
“You can’t grow commercial activities in any territory where the traders or investors are not making profit. However, attracting business to the state is not enough, but making Policies that will reduce the cost of doing business in the state and create profit margin that will encourage business expansion which will in turn aid our economic recovery.
“Without creating road map for commercial activities ,we will remain stagnant economically”. Ubah said .
Ubah, who is also the CEO of Authority Newspaper,Radio,stated that Igbo race is endowed with the potentials to rival China in doing business, but regrets that “our businessmen and women lack the requisite support of their state governments which their Chinese counterparts do enjoy.
With senator Patrick ifeanyi ubah as GOVERNOR of Anambra State,a lot of positive economic transformation will be seen.