By Grace Tyowua/Azuka Nnabuife/Daniel Obagha
Awka, July 19, 2018 (MOI) Anambra State Government is prepared to play host to any radio station wishing to set in the state, including Wazobia FM, top Anambra State official has said.
“Feel free to run your operations in Anambra. This is the safest state in the country, where government at all times is concerned about security of its people,’’ Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr C Don Adinuba said.
He also assured that the state was also prepared to work with any similar organisation wishing to operate in the state.
Mr Adinuba, who received the Wazobia FM group in his office at the Jerome Udoji Secretariat, Awka noted that Anambra was an investment destination.
“When you go round, you will find that the state is investment-friendly, the people welcoming and the environment right for business.
“This is all because we have a listening governor in Gov. Willie Obiano, who is ready to deploy his security votes in assuring security in the state.’’
The commissioner explained that even the restriction on operation of commercial motorcycle in some major cities of the state like Awka and Onitsha were aimed at further improving security.
He said that government had been able to introduce the shuttle bus service as previous owners of motorcycles were provided opportunity of becoming owners of shuttle busses, if they meet the prescribed conditions for such acquisition.
Adinuba, however, expressed delight at the impressive manner of compliance by the motorcycle operators in keeping off roads in the affected cities.
“We are concerned about where Anambra will be over the next 50 years. We have projected over where the state will be at the time,’’ he said.
Leader of the Wazobia delegation and Head of Station, Mr Ugochukwu Enwereji said the purpose of their visit was to pay homage and to identify with Gov. Obiano.
According to him, Wazobia started out as Cool FM, some 25 years ago in Lagos and had since opened operations in Kano, Abuja and Port Harcourt,’’ Mr Enwereji said.
He adds: “because of the successes we recorded in those operations, we have decided to bring our operation to Anambra and we are going to site our station at Onitsha — the hub of marketing in the south east’’.
The delegation later presented the commissioner with some gift items.
Mr Ambrose Chukwuma, an official on the Wazobia FM delegation thanked the commissioner for the warm reception extended to their team. (MOI)