Abia Speaker commissions a bakery and urges Abians to patronize Their Own
Right Honourable Chinedum Enyinnaya Orji MNSE, Speaker of the Abia State House of Assembly and Peoples Democratic Party flagbearer for Ikwuano/Umuahia Federal Constituency, has urged Abians both at home and abroad, as well as Nigerians in general, to take advantage of the state’s business-friendly environment and invest in her.
The Speaker made the announcement on Friday at the commissioning of Anyi Duke Resources, the makers of Anyi Duke bread and pastries, at Mgbarakuma Ubakala in Abia state’s Umuahia South Local Government Area.
The Speaker praised the proprietor of Anyi Duke Resources, owners of the modern bakery, Honourable Ifeanyi Duke Iroegbu, for deciding to invest in the state, thereby creating jobs for local youths.
He urged other Abians to emulate the step taken by Honourable Iroegbu by taking advantage of the favourable business climate in the state to invest at home. While also imploring the youths to pursue self-reliance driven by the desire to start up small enterprises, saying this would also help to enhance productivity in the state. The Speaker described the performance of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the state as evidently impactful.
He assured that the Abia State House of Assembly under his leadership is committed to making laws that will continue to improve business operations and keep attracting investments into the state.
Speaking, the lawmaker representing Umuahia South State Constituency at the Abia State House of Assembly, Honourable Jerry Uzosike in whose constituency the pastry-making firm is sited, thanked the Speaker for not discriminating against businesses to support as he supports both big corporations and MSMEs as epitomised by his acceptance to commission the pastry making firm and said employment creators like Honourable Ifeanyi Duke deserves even more support.
In the same vein, the Managing Director of Anyi Duke Bakery thanked the Speaker for his support and presence at the event, saying his decision to site the Bakery was borne out of the desire to invest in the state, create employment opportunities for the youths and also serve as an inspiration to them.
The Speaker had earlier donated a power-generating set to the company to help with its power needs.