Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano has revealed that Igbariam in Anambra Eas holds the most untapped deposit of gas in Africa based on scientific records available.
Governor Obiano speaking at a press conference to mark the 25 years of the creation of the state praised previous governments for its contribution to the development of Anambra and pledged his commitment to moving the state forward.
He assured that with the good work he is doing with his team, Anambra would be an investment destination and Taiwan of Africa in next 25 years.
The Governor further informed that the state indeed exported vegetables after a team from UK championed by Captain John Okakpu trained the local farmers spread in 7 communities with Ololo being the vantage of the communities.
He said the group signed an agreement that will last 18 years, a time frame which will see farmers continue to export agricultural produce.
“My hope is anchored on the fact that 25 years is a milestone in the history of individuals, groups and societies. It calls for deep introspection, stocktaking and projections. It is a veritable crossroads in Time where we usually pause to hatch new dreams.”
“For any responsible administration, events like the Silver Jubilee Anniversary usually come in handy for the renewal of the social contract between the government and the people.”
“This Anniversary has offered my Team and I a chance to renew our pact with Ndi Anambra and strengthen our commitment to the emergence of a more prosperous state.”
“Some of you were old enough when Anambra State came into existence 25 years ago. Some of you must have witnessed the sudden rise in our people’s hopes; some of you must have heard the liberation songs on the lips our mothers who saw the new state as the fulfilment of their aspirations.”
“Gentlemen of the press, 25 years after, Anambra has traveled through a hard road paved with agony and pain to the promise of a new day. This anniversary celebration will be more symbolic and less showy of what our dear state stands for.”
“We shall flag off the one million-Tree Planting Campaign. Then, we shall lay the foundation for the Oxygen Project Plant of the Odumegwu Ojukwu Teaching Hospital.”
“We shall flag off the N20m project per community initiative. All these are the activities for the Anniversary Day. The celebration continues till December this year.”
Governor Obiano announced his plans to embark of massive husbandry of local animals including cattle, and goat to place the local farmers at advantage even pointing out the local breeds are more nutritious.He stated that his government last year distributed seedlings and cassava stems worth N200 Million.