Tony Okafor, Awka
The Federal Government on Thursday received a certificate of occupancy of an 80-hectare piece of land donated to it by the Anambra State Government for the construction of an automotive industrial park in the state.
The Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, handed over the C of O to the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Okey Enelamah, at the industrial park site at Unubi, Nnewi South Local Government Area of the state.
The land was donated by three communities, Akwaihedi, Unubi in Nnewi South Local Government Area and Uga in Aguata council area.
Obiano said the land was half of the size of what the FG originally requested for the project.
He said, “But because of the unsavoury experience the state had in the past with the Federal Government, we refused to donate fully.
“I thank Unubi, Akwaihedi and Uga communities for accepting to donate this land. We are giving this, which is half of what the Federal Government requested, and we believe that when we begin to see the benefits, we will donate even more.
“Anambra has the least land mass in the country, and erosion is further depleting our land; so, we do not have land to give to anyone for free, but we have seen that this government wants effective partnership with states that is why we are donating this.” (Punchng.com)