Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, says President Muhammadu Buhari has deliberately detailed some ongoing project and completed project in South East Nigeria because of its role as a major player in Nigeria’s economic growth.
Osinbajo, stated this on Tuesday at the inauguration of two completed projects in Anambra State: the MSMEs Shared Facility at the Ogbunike Leather Trading Cluster, and the Awka 120MVA 132/33kV Sub-Station.
The Vice President, observed that the Second Niger Bridge Project which connects Asaba in Delta State and Onitsha in Anambra State has now achieved 65% completion and will be completed by October 2022.
He noted that the concession of the Onitsha Inland River Port is in its final stages, while both the draft Concession Agreement and the Full Business Case (FBC) have been transmitted to the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) for necessary action.
The Vice President, assures that the Buhari administration is committed to seeing through the major infrastructural projects that will have a transformative impact on the zone.
While thanking the Vice President, Governor Willie Obiano, acknowledged the support the State has received from the Federal Government across different sectors including MSMEs, infrastructure projects, among many others.
Governor Obiano noted that thousands of small businesses have benefitted from schemes implemented by the Federal Government including direct disbursements to businesses in the State.
The representative of the Shoe Manufacturers Association of Anambra State, Okemefuna Emesim, expressed appreciation to the Federal Government for fulfilling a promise made in 2018, while appealing to governments to patronise the products from the leather hub in the State.