2025: Ubah unveils master plan, says poor governance dwarfs Anambra’s potentials


By Tony Okafor, Awka

A 2025 Anambra State governorship aspirant on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, has unveiled his blueprints for governing the state if elected.

Speaking to THE RAZOR NEWSPAPER in Nnewi, Anambra State, Ubah named digital economy; fiscal responsibility to provide 100,000 jobs per annum; firm anchor on trade facilitation with incentives to Private Public Partnership to ensure ease of doing business as part of his blueprints.

Others are industrialization and economic diversification to reposition Anambra State as the fastest growing economy in Nigeria.

He said the industrialization policy thrust would be driven by three economic pillars of manufacturing sector development, agro-allied development as well as oil and gas investment.

He regretted that bad governance had dwarfed the state with the highest potential to be the strongest economy in Nigeria.

Ubah, who is currently representing Anambra South Senatorial District said there would be need for expansion in economic output in Anambra with the aim of producing higher average incomes and expenditure that would bring about manageable inflation.

He noted this as one of the major areas he would pay attention to if given the mandate in 2025 by the people of the state.

He said,“The worrisome economic state of affairs in Anambra State shows that our great fortress and walls of wealth have been broken, and our government is positioned to holistically interrogate the underlying issues and find a permanent fix.

“States must develop according to their comparative advantage. Comparative advantage is simply an economy’s ability to focus on the production of goods and services at a lower opportunity cost than one’s competitors.

“A comparative advantage gives one the ability to do more and stay stronger. Anambra is reputed for its prowess in commerce, technology, education, sports and many more.

“Any economic policy developed for Anambra State that does not derive from this trajectory is a misplacement of priorities and out of place, “he said.

He vowed to reposition Anambra State and make life more meaningful to the masses who he said had suffered huge economic setback, adding,” Essentially, why we have to follow these strategic action plans is to connect Anambra State where the world is at the moment and make the State ready to advance with the rest of the world, to become an advanced economy.

“This is doable with the level of potential harboured by the State, both at home and in diaspora, “he assured.

He explained that the State’s Gross Domestic Products (GDP) needed to be doubled with the intention of actualizing a diversified and competitive economy through the implementation of integrated and inclusive industrial development policies.

He said that Anambra needed industrial development strategy that could provide a robust roadmap for balanced-growth-oriented industrialization.

By Ifeizu Joe

Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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