Governor Willie Obiano Of Anambra State Says He Plans To Build An Ultramodern Millionaire’s City That Will Reflect Proud Heritage Of Anambra State.
Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has dropped hints of a plan to build an ultramodern millionaire’s city that will reflect the proud heritage of NdiAnambra as the home of the greatest number of billionaires in Nigeria. Obiano who spoke during his inspection of three flyovers that are rising simultaneously in the emerging city of Awka at the weekend said, “We have avision of building a Millionaire’s City. Most of the millionaires in Nigeria are from Anambra. I also understand that most of the people who own private jets in Nigeria are from Anambra. So, we want to set up a place for them where they can come home and build befitting estates with helicopter landing pads,” he enthused.
Expressing the hope that the Millionaires City concept would attract the state’s illustrious sons and daughters who have catalysed development across Africa but left their home state as a wasteland, Governor Obiano restated his commitment to ensure that Anambra remains crime-free as it was crucial to all development efforts. “We still maintain zerotolerance for criminals in Anambra State. We have enough work for everybody,” Obiano assured pointing out that the three flyovers that are under construction in Awka had created over 1200 jobs while Coched Farms Limited, an Agro-allied firm operated by the Coscharis Group in partnership with the state government had so far employed over 700 people in its first phase of operation. The governor’s plan for a Millionaires City may not be unconnected to recent research findings that indicate that Anambra is home to over 1500 billionaires.
Obiano also spoke of the plans to open up bid for the Millennium city project saying that Awka Capital Territory Development Authority ACTDA would soon be processing requests for lands in the choice location. “The Awka CT will determine the kind of buildings to be erected in different locations,” he remarked and further revealed that the aerial mapping and photography of the AwkaCaptial Territory had finally been completed and approved by the Anambra State Executive Council. “The aerial photography of the rest of the state would have been concluded by now but the weather would not permit that. So they will continue in October. By December they would have done the aerial mapping of the rest of Anambra State. So this aerial mapping has a great deal of importance to Anambra State. It will assist in estate development, erosion control, agricultural planning etc. It will also bring down the cost of doing business in Anambra State. We are one of the few states that have done it in Nigeria,” governor Obiano remarked.