Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has reassured Enugu Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ECCIMA) of the continued support, assistance and collaboration of his administration for sustenance of the existing business- friendly environment towards the enhancement of economic and commercial potentials of the state.Gov. Ugwuanyi who gave the reassurance during the commissioning of the new ECCIMA’s multi-dimensional secretariat complex in Enugu, stated that his administration was also committed to the provision of necessary infrastructure and facilities that would help boost economic activities in the state.
The governor expressed delight that the construction of the complex was part of the efforts being made by the Chamber to build institutional capacity for the development of the organized Private Sector in Nigeria, particularly in the South East Region.
He congratulated the Chamber for the “spectacular” achievement, which he said, would enhance administrative convenience, promote productivity and also cement the rising profile of the Chamber and Enugu State as the hub of business activities in the South East.
Gov. Ugwuanyi equally commended the outgoing President of the Chamber, Rev. Surv. Ugochukwu Chime, “for the vibrancy, innovation, dynamism and creativity that his leadership has brought to the Chamber”.
According to him “the Chamber has, without a doubt, undergone such transformation since he assumed office, as to be ranked as one of the best in the country and even beyond”.
“We assure the Chamber of the continued support and assistance of the state government especially in the sustenance of the business- friendly environment that currently exists in the state and the provision of necessary infrastructure and facilities that would help further to enhance the economic and commercial potentials of the State”, the governor said.
In his welcome address, Rev. Surv. Chime appreciated Gov. Ugwuanyi for “the phenomenal support” towards the spirit of Public Private Partnership, stressing that it is most exemplary and promotes growth in the state.
He acknowledged the invaluable contributions of the founding fathers and past leaders of the Chamber, especially the solid foundation they laid, which he said has crystallized in the progress recorded so far by the body.
Rev. Surv. Chime said that the Chamber’s relocation to a befitting edifice was “a historic landmark” in the affairs of the organized Private Sector in the country, adding that “this building is a great signpost for the Institutional Capacity Enhancement of the organized Private Sector, particularly in this part of the world”.
“ECCIMA House is a message of hope. It is an affirmation that our God can do all things… The next frontier of battle is human capital development across all levels of our society. We need to pray for, identify, mentor and fund young leaders with vision and passion”, the ECCIMA president said.
He stated that Chamber is eager to interact with the state government “to define a comprehensive development agenda for inclusive socio-economic wellbeing of our people”, applauding Gov. Ugwuanyi’s administration for “the huge financial and non-financial contributions”.