This is a major project developed by the present leadership of the state under Gov. Willie Obiano.
Members of AACCIMA made the call when they accompanied the Governor to inspect the Airport Project at Umueri, Anambra East Local Government Area.
AACCIMA is a Conglomeration of the three Cities Chambers in Anambra state — Awka, Onitsha and Nnewi.
The group enjoined Ndi Anambra in The Diaspora to promptly rally in their investments home, as the state had mapped out massive parcels of land for investments.
In a speech after the inspection, the President, Onitsha Chamber of Commerce, Sir Chris Ukachukwu said the airport was a great boost to the commercial activities in the state.
Sir Ukachukwu, also Managing Director, Rex Industries Ltd., noted that the operation of the airport had the potential to expand the economy of the state, making Anambra a financially independent state.
“Anambra people are known for their business; as traders, the cargo element will help them to import goods directly into the state by boosting business activities.
“Our businessmen in The Diaspora should invest at home and all these have been made possible via the effort of Gov. Obiano,’’ Ukachukwu said.
President, Nnewi Chamber of Commerce, Prince Jude Osumuoh said the Governor translated the concept of `an airport dream into reality’.
“God used Gov. Obiano to attract a project that the business community in the state has been yearning for.’’
President, Awka Chamber, Pastor Stephen Nduaguba, described Gov. Obiano as `god send’ in the midst of difficulty. Indeed, the Governor has written his name in gold. First Deputy President, Awka Chamber of Commerce, Caroline Ajuora stressed that Gov. Obiano redefined Governance by providing for the people what they couldn’t provide for themselves.