Tuesday, 2 February 2016

DWINDLING REVENUE BASE: GOV. UGWUANYI OPENS DOOR FOR IRISH INVESTORS

Rt. Hon. Chief Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Enugu State Governor
Owing to his quest to ameliorate the shrinking revenue base of Enugu State ushered in by the drastic slide in revenue from oil, the State Governor, Rt. Hon. Chief Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has invited foreign and local investors to take advantage of the conducive environment of the state and invest.

This took place during a three-day working visit to Dublin, Ireland, where Chief Ugwuanyi was honoured for his leadership qualities as governor and for his tenure as chairman of House Committee on Marine Transport.

During the working visit, Gburugburu, as Chief Ugwuanyi is fondly called, told a gathering of diplomats, officials of the Irish government and members of the Nigerian community in Dublin that his 11-man delegation accompanied him specifically for investment drive in view of the “scary situation in the global oil market, which has thrown the nation’s economy off balance.”

According to a statement signed by Chief Ugwuanyi’s Chief Press Secretary, Uwakwe Abugu, some people honoured alongside the governor, who dedicated the awards to the people of Enugu whom he called the “true heroes of democracy,” were a female Irish professor and women rights activist, Fionnuala Waldron, former Charge d’Affaires of Nigerian Embassy in Ireland and former Nigerian ambassador, Benedict Onochie Amobi, among several others. 

 Ahead of the event organized by Metro Eireann, Ireland’s first multicultural newspaper, the state delegation had joined scores of investors gathered at Dublin City’s Westin Hotels to dialogue in a mini investment summit.