The transition committee chairman, Ogbaru Local Government Area, Honourable Arinzechukwu Awogu has said that building a modular refinery in Anambra State will create job opportunities and also boost the economic prospects of the state.
Honourable Awogu, who made this known while receiving awards from Soludo Support Group, Port Harcourt branch and Women Initiative for Greater Anambra, WIGA, appreciated the two groups for their tireless efforts in making the Soludo project a success and for finding him worthy of the awards.
While assuring that the confidence Ndi Anambra reposed in the governor-elect would be justified, the council chairman noted that energy generation and building a modular refinery in the state will redefine the economic prospects of Anambra State.
He commended Governor Willie Obiano for setting the state on the path of accelerated development, just as he considers Ogbaru with its large deposit of oil and gas, vast expanse of untapped land space and its connection to the Atlantic Ocean, through the Ulasi River as the emerging investments destination, which the incoming administration can harness.
Earlier while presenting the awards, the Port Harcourt branch chairman of Soludo Support Group, Sir Charles Ilofulunwa and the National Coordinator of WIGA, Mrs. Amaka Obi, said that they are presenting the awards to Honourable Awogu because of his tireless efforts that helped to sell the Soludo project to both the council area and beyond.
The Special Assistant to the Governor on Community Liaison, Sir Osy Odogwu, in his remark appreciated the groups for their efforts in delivering Professor Soludo during the election as well as recognizing the contributions of Honourable Awogu, whom he described as a very promising and reliable political force.
The National Convener of Soludo Support Group, Mr. Chinedu Nwoye was equally given award during the event, while the coordinator of All Soludo Support Group Ogbaru Local Government Chapter, Pastor Onochie Obiora, among others were present during the event.