Soludo inaugurates ANSIPPA board, tasks members on making Anambra investment destination
The Governor of Anambra State, Charles Soludo, has inaugurated a new board for Anambra State Investment Promotion and Protection Agency (ANSIPPA). While Mustafa Obi is Chairman of the board, Chinedu Onyiuke is the Secretary.
Other members include: the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (MD/CEO), ANSIPPA, Mr. Mark Okoye, Attorney General, Prof. Sylvia Ifemeje, Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Ifeatu Onejeme, Commissioner for Lands, Prof. Offornze Amucheazi, and Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Chiamaka Nnake.
Others are the Commissioner for Trade and Commerce, Mr. Obinna Ngonadi, Mr. Sammy Chidoka, Mr. Christian Udechukwu, Dr. Marcel Offormata and Dr. Emeka Okeke, respectively
The functions of ANSIPPA, among other things, include: to handhold and guide investors in the state to ensure the process of doing business is streamlined and managed efficiently, identify specific viable infrastructure projects across Ministries, Departments and Agencies, as well as invite interested investors to participate via Public-Private-Partnership (PPP), Concessions, JVs, etc.
Other functions are to strengthen strategic partnerships and enhance ability of current and future investors to create jobs, as well as expand access to the export market, manage the state’s investment portfolio and partner with international development agencies and Non governmental Organisations (NGOs) to attract their technical support and funding to improve investment climate in Anambra.
Speaking about the mandate of the agency, Soludo said: “This is an important agency of government, and one that we expect to play a critical role in industrialisation of Anambra; in creating that Anambra of our vision, to be the industrial, leisure, entertainment and technology hub within Nigeria and Africa. To get that done, this agency is expected to play a decisive role.”