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General News of Wednesday, 8 September 2021


My priority is to maintain economic diversification - Andy Uba

Sen. Andy Uba Sen. Andy Uba

When elected governor of Anambra on Nov. 6, Sen. Andy Uba, the APC's governorship candidate, has promised that economic diversification will be a primary priority in his government.

He stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in his Uga home in the Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra.

Uba stated that the manufacturing, health, and social service sectors will form the government's backbone in order to improve inhabitants' living standards.

“Since the creation of Anambra in August 1991, much effort had been geared towards tapping the God-given natural and human resource of the state. I will be pushing these forward to greater heights.

“The advantage of aligning with the central government will be an added advantage to be exploited for the good of our people and the state.

“The concept of Public Private Partnership will be fully adopted to bring all stakeholders to share in my vision of developing the state into a world class business and investment hub for Nigeria, Africa and the world.

“Our people in the diaspora will be afforded conducive environment to participate in our vision and mission for the state.

“Their expertise, which is growing other nations, will be harnessed for our infrastructural and social benefits,” he said.

Uba said that the health sector would also be revamped so as to make the state a destination for Nigerians instead of going abroad for medical attention, adding that healthy person is a wealthy person.

“With my personal experience in the health sector of America, I will transfer such to open up new horizon for Anambra people.

“The civil servants, public servants, political appointees will enjoy better health services that is accessible and affordable,” he told NAN.

The Senator spent the majority of his professional life in California, where he worked for the Golden State Mutual Insurance Company of California.

With his staff, they built a network of clinics around the country that specialized in providing examinations for the US government on workers' compensation claims.

In terms of security, Uba stated that communication and reconciliation would be extremely beneficial in resolving any genuine and perceived grievances among communities.

“We cannot continue to allow residents to be restricted in their ability to showcase their abilities due to conflicts and social turmoil; it is harmful to the state and the country.

“Under my government, all residents will have equal access to all rights and privileges, independent of ethnic or political considerations.”

The governorship candidate declared that everyone will be taken along under his administration, and that government policies and initiatives would be for the people.

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