Member representing Anaocha, Njikoka and Dunukofia federal constituency in the House of Representatives on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Hon Uche Ekwunife has pledged to galvanise members of the National Assembly from the state to push for an amendment of the NDDC Act to accommodate Anambra State.
Ekwunife, who spoke with journalists, yesterday, at Onitsha during the presidential visit said that the amendment would officially recognise Anambra as an oil producing state, and help the state gain benefits accruing to other oil producing states.
Ekwunife said that the commissioning of private sector projects and the listing as an oil producing state as well as the start up of operation at the Onitsha Port would boost the image of the state and position it for investors to take advantage of.
“With what has happened in Anambra today, the state has been positioned as an investor’s paradise in the whole of Africa.”
Speaking on the import of the commissioning of the Onitsha port, Ekwunife said that it would boost business activities in the state, help ease the stress of Anambra businessmen as well as create jobs in the state.
On his part, the state commissioner for information, Dr Joe-Martin Uzodike stated in an interview that the state government hoped that with its listing as an oil producing state, the National Assembly would not have any objection to the amendment.
Uzodike said that it has become confirmed that Anambra State is now an oil producing state, so the state should be given priority attention, as well as the increase of its federation allocation to be commensurate with its new status.