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Industrialist urges sustenance of Anambra security edge.



… Says drop in security would threaten economic survival of S’East

A RENOWNED Nigerian industrialist, Chief Alex Chika Okafor has bemoaned the security situation in Anambra State.

 Chief Okafor, who is the Chief Executive Officer of Chikason Group of Companies, stated this when the Organising Committee for the Anambra Achievers Legacy Award, ANALEG, called on him .

The committee which was led by Rev. Dr. John Ndubuisi, Chairman All Christians Businessmen’s Fellowship and immediate past Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Anambra State, was in his office at Nnewi, to convey his nomination as patron of ANALEG and one of the recipients of this year’s Akululu Uno Amaka Award by the organisation.

  The industrialist, who said he welcomed the nomination, provided the intentions behind the exercise was genuine, regretted the worrisome state of insecurity,  targeted attacks on security personnel and their formations in the state in recent times.

 The foremost industrialist argued that Anambra State was the heartland of the South East hence any threat to its economy was a threat to the economic development of the South East Zone.

 On the forthcoming Anambra governorship election, Chief Okafor warned against thuggery and religious politics which he said will not help the emergence of the best person for the position and advised the state electorate to “assess the candidates by their individual capabilities and take away religious politics for the state”.

 Earlier, spokesman of Anambra Achievers Legacy Award Committee, Alpha Justice said that ANALEG was an offshoot of the Igbo leaders of thought General Assembly, and was registered for recognition of excellence in public life, with Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, former Governor of Anambra State as National leader and Justice Anthony Igu, former Justice of the Supreme Court as National patron.

 He disclosed that Chief Okafor’s nomination was in “recognition of his pedigree as an eminent individual of noble cause, who is exceptionally reliable and dependable, a great philanthropist and employer of labour”.

 Alpha Justice also disclosed that the Anambra Achievers Legacy Award was being organised as part of activities by the ANALEG to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the creation of Anambra State, adding that 30 exceptional indigenous achievers will be honoured at the event.

 Also speaking, Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Anambra State, Sir Emmanuel Ifesinachi thanked Chief. Okafor for his industry and resourcefulness solicited his support towards the realisation of the objectives of ANALEG.

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