Mrs. Ify Obinabo, Special Adviser on Public Enlightenment and Special Duties to Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra, has called on wealthy investors of Anambra origin to transfer some of their investments outside back home.
Obinabo made the call on Friday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka, saying that such “think home” partnership would assist in wealth creation in the state.
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She said there was need for aggressive enlightenment and sensitisation of the people of the state to think home with their resources to develop and create wealth in the state.
She said that most Anambra citizens had huge investment in Nigeria and abroad, including Abuja, Lagos, Port Hacourt and other states in the north.
“If all industrialists and employers of labour from Anambra all over the world should bring part of their businesses home, it will create jobs and reduce the unemployed rate among the youths.
“If they bring home their investment and grow it, they will be creating jobs for their people.
“They will also be sure of security for their businesses down home, where nothing will happen to them,” Obinabo said.
She said that the Anambra government had created the enabling environment for businesses to thrive and assured potential investors of adequate security for their investments at home.
“We need good investment that will create jobs for the unemployed in the state and boost socio-economic development of our state,” she further said.
She said it was unfair for Anambra citizens to be developing other states and nations of the world, while their young graduates and teeming youth roamed about the streets unemployed.
Obinabo urged big investors of Anambra extraction in the Diaspora to key into the `think home’ philosophy of Gov. Willie Obiano’s administration to make Anambra the biggest economy in Nigeria. (NAN)