As part of his plan to walk his talk, Anambra governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo on Thursday served palmwine, abacha, ukwa and other native delicacies, among locally produced beers and malt drinks at his swearing in ceremony.
THE RAZOR NEWS reports that there was scramble at the government house for the abacha, a local delicacy made from casava, which was prepared at Umunze, and palmwine tapped from Awgbu.
The governor and his deputy also arrived the event in vehicles made by local manufacturer, Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing (IVM).
He did not also fail to appear in his locally made Akwete dress, and a pair of shoes made in Ogbunike, Oyi local government area.
Supporting his action, Soludo in his inaugural speech said: “The Anambra State Government will only patronize Made in Anambra products and services unless such goods or services are not currently made in Anambra, then made in Nigeria, Africa, etc, in that sequence.
“When you see me in Innoson vehicles or in my Akwete dress with a pair of shoes made in Ogbunike/Nkwelle Ezunaka and Onitsha, we are making a statement.
“Today, the light refreshment to be served after this brief event is abacha from Umunze, ukwa from Isuofia, Anambra rice with ofe akwu, nkwu enu from Awgbu, ngwo from Awa and Oba, and malt and bottled water from Onitsha.
“As part of our “made in Anambra”, cultural renaissance and healthy living agenda, when you come to the Governor’s Lodge or attend any state government’s function, be sure to be served only “Made in Anambra”.
“We want to go back to where M.I. Okpara stopped with the palm revolution and plant millions of palm trees. In some years, we will seek not only to export palm produce but also fresh palm wine from Anambra State.”