Anambra set to move from importation to manufacturing – Official

Anambra state government has expressed readiness to move from importation to manufacturing and production hub with the intention to industrialise the state.

Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Dr Obinna Ngonadi, said plans were on to actualise it through creation of industrial clusters for Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs), attraction of foreign investors, and creation of enabling environment for local investors to thrive.

Ngonadi stated this while interfacing with the management of Onitsha Business School in his office at Awka and added that measures have been put in place to establish export processing zones around Onitsha and environs with the right infrastructure to help local manufacturers engage in exportation of their products.

Earlier, the Director General of Onitsha Business School, and the international coordinator, Nigeria Exporters Consortium (NEXCON), Professor Olusegun Oludapo Sogbesan, said his team was ready to work with the state government.

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