Friday, 21 April 2017

Obiano Receives Ndi Anambra in South Africa, Condemns Xenophobic Attacks


Governor Willie Obiano says his government is working to create a socially stable and economically viable environment to enable Ndi Anambra live and establish their investments in the state. 
Governor Obiano, who stated this at the Governor’s Lodge, Amawbia, when he met with a delegation from the Anambra State Association in South Africa, said this will help discourage Ndi Anambra from traveling abroad unequipped, believing that the pasture is greener there. 
Governor Obiano said what is important for his administration is to make the state viable for its inhabitants to ensure that Ndi Anambra have less need to seek opportunities elsewhere, especially in view of the increasing hostilities meted out to Ndigbo everywhere. 
Condemning the xenophobic attacks in South Africa, Governor Obiano urged the Anambra community in that country to think home, assuring them that with the ANSIPPA in place, their investments will be fully protected.
He further called on Ndi Anambra living in South Africa to shun drug trafficking and cultism, saying his government will support the association in its efforts to provide empowerment for Anambra Youths. 
The Commissioner for Tourism and Diaspora Affairs, Mrs Stella Onuorah, who noted that the State is in dire need of investments from its diaspora community, revealed that the meeting is in line with the efforts of the present administration through her Ministry, to mobilize Ndi Anambra to support the ongoing transformation in their State.
In his remarks, the President-General of the Association, Chief Onyekachukwu Onyeka, said due to the attack on foreigners in South Africa, they want to partner the state government to enlighten Ndi Anambra travelling to the country on how to be able to integrate so as to minimize the population of people coming to South Africa for the wrong reasons. 

In a vote of thanks, a member of the Association's Board of Trustees, Mr Jason Osuafor, expressed appreciation to the Governor on behalf of the Association for the way he has, so far, steered the affairs of the state and said the association looks through its partnership with his administration and other key stakeholders, to achieve a lot in the area of human capital and business development, among others.

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