Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has inaugurated the ultramodern Aluminum and Allied industrial complex in Ogbunike, Oyi Local Government Area of the state.
Tribune Online learnt that the industrial complex which situates at Ogbunike junction along Enugu-Onitsha Expressway is a brainchild of the traders’ monthly contributions to developing the industry in Nigeria.
Inaugurating the complex, on Monday, Governor Obiano, who was represented by the State Commissioner for Trade and Commerce, Mr Uchenna Okafor, describe the project as a dream come true, Governor Obiano expressed confidence that it will give impetus to the state’s export initiative as the products of the aluminium manufacture in Onitsha will gain access to the global market.
The governor, appeal to Nigerians especially, the Building Engineers across the country to always patronised made in Nigeria products certified by the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON), for the sake of employment opportunities for the teaming Youths.
He commended them for their efforts in assisting the government in job creation, assure that his administration will do all that required to maintain the tempo including construction and rehabilitation of road that lead to the market complex.
Obiano reminded the manufacturers of the need to support the All Progressive Grand Alliance APGA, in the November 6, 2021 governorship election for more developmental milestones in the state.
The Chairman of Onitsha Aluminum, Allied Dealers and Technicians Association of Nigeria (OAADTA), Comrade Ifeanyi Okeke, in his address, revealed that the Association is in the process of creating linkages with key Technical Institutions in Anambra, like; Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Federal Polytechnic Oko and Federal College of Education (Technical), Umunze, for more research and Skills Acquisition Training for Undergraduates keen on pursuing careers in Aluminum fabrications.
He said the Skills Acquisition program if commence, has no political or religious affiliations.
He disclosed that presently the industrial complex has about 1,200 shops with 11 plazas.
He listed some of the challenges that may hinder the smooth running of the establishment to include; lack of access road to the complex, more plots of land to accommodate all needed industrial equipment, installation of electricity and complete relocation of members from their rented shops at Oguta road, a landlocked area of Onitsha to the newly inaugurated complex.
The Secretary of the Association, Comrade Chiedozie Christopher, who also speak briefly, assure the governor that the full commencement of industrial activities in the complex will add another indelible milestone to other numerous achievements of his administration.
Obiano inaugurates aluminium, allied industrial complex in Anambra