Senator Ubah visits Herd Foam Factory, pledges legislative backing to Anambra businessmen
Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah on Saturday urged traders and business persons never to relent in contributing to the growth of the economy through their various legitimate activities.
The Senator made the call when he was hosted by Chief Chukwuma Peter Otubelu, the Chief Executive Officer of Chumpee Global Resources Limited, makers of Herd Foam at the factory premises in Ogidi, Anambra State.
In his words: “The contribution of businesses towards the promotion of the economy can never be overemphasized.”
“With determination, innovation and focus, more will be achieved in triggering the economic emancipation of Ndi Anambra in particular and the Nation in general “, he said.
Speaking further on his legislative actions towards promoting businesses within his constituency and Anambra State at large, the YPP National leader and Chief Proponent of the “aku lue uno doctrine” who also has several businesses in the state , used the opportunity to inform traders and business persons that he has already sponsored several Bills and Motions that when put into law, will not only promote their welfare but will ensure that some of the critical challenges being faced by them become history.
He further listed the Bills which include – “National Institute for Business Studies Nnewi”, “Anambra State Bill”, and “Institute of Rice Research and Development Bill, 2019”, etc.
Senator Ubah also listed the Motions that he has sponsored which include “Motion On The Urgent Need To Rescue The South-East Amalgamated Traders Association Businesses From Total Collapse And Extinction From Shipping Lines, Particularly PIL Shipping Agency”, “Motion On The Sufferings Of The South-East Amalgamated Traders Association (SEAMATA)”, “Motion on the urgent need for the federal government to streamline import duty and value-added tax (VAT) waiver to essential pharmaceutical drugs”, “Motion on the urgent need to checkmate the high cost of shipping goods to Nigeria”, and the “Motion on the urgent need to look into the infrastructural decadence ravaging the Nkwo Nnewi commercial cluster, trade fair complex along Lagos-Badagry Expressway and Oshodi Apapa Expressway which leads to Nigeria’s biggest Seaports – Tincan and Apapa Wharf”.
During his exchange with the traders present during the visit , Senator Ubah affirmed that he will keep using the instruments of legislation to better their welfare.
He noted that he is already making efforts to facilitate soft loans that will support their endeavours and consequently, promote the Igbo economy.
Ubah commended Chief Otubelu, who is also a stakeholder of Active Voters Solidarity Movement – a movement championing public enlightenment on the importance of transparency, accountability and activeness in government, for his investment which has already contributed towards the reduction of unemployment by employing many youths.
In his response, the Chumpee Global boss thanked Senator Ubah for visiting his facility.
Chief Otubelu thanked him for his efforts towards promoting businesses and the Igbo economy and enjoined him to keep the good works up.
He also promised to keep contributing his own quota towards boosting the economy of Ndi Igbo.
Speaking during the visit , the general coordinator of Active Voters Solidarity Movement, Hon. Mrs Ngozi Ubah said that the group through its stakeholder, Chief Otubelu invited Senator Ubah to the factory in order for him to have first-hand information on some of the challenges being faced by the foam industry in Anambra State, the Southeast geopolitical zone and Nigeria at large.
She stated that the visit will serve as an additional guide to the Senator while discussing those challenges with the Nigerian government or during sittings at the Red chambers.
Conclusively, Hon. Ubah further thanked the Senator for the quality Bills and Motions he has sponsored in addition to some key projects that have been attracted to the constituency through the instruments of his office and urged him to keep the good works up.
Highlights of the event , was the joy expressed by several traders present who kept thanking the Senator for answering their call to come out at this critical time and steer the ship of State.
In the words of Mr Augustine Ilomuanya , “the time has come for one of our own to paddle the commercial ship of Anambra back to safe waters”.