By Suleiman Anyalewechi.
The Anambra community in Aba said that they will build a multi billion naira Tower, called Anambra Towers in the commercial nerve center of Aba in Abia state.This they said will serve as a sign post for their business acumen and contribution towards the growth and development of the economic activities of Aba in particular and Abia state in general.They explained that the planned Towers which is estimated to cost about 2 .5 billion naira when completed and serve as a center of unity, a living monument for the inculcation of the rich cultural heritage of the Anambra people and business embassy.The vice Chairman of Anambra Unions in Aba, Chief Alphonsus Udeigbo said that over the years, the community have led the way in the commercial and business growth of the commercial hub of Abia state, and believe that it is time for it to have in place an enduring monument for such huge contribution. Chief Udeigbo disclosed this in an exclusive interview with Sun News Times at the occasion of Anambra Cultural Day 2022 held last weekend at Abia state polytechnic in Aba.Udeigbo, who was also the secretary of the Cultural Day planning Committee, and currently the President General of Aba Landlords Protection and Development Association APALDA, explained further that the Anambra Towers will similarly serve as a cultural center and business embassy for not just Anambrarians but the entire business community in Aba. “It is a well known fact that over the years Anambrarians have been leading the way for the business and commercial development of Aba. It is also known that Anambra people have a rich cultural heritage.So our intentions are that this periodic Cultural Day celebration will be used to show case that rich cultural heritage,as well as our business acumen,and the proposed Anambra Towers will serve as both a rallying point and a center for the dissemination of the heritage to our future generations” Chief Udeigbo Earlier the Chairman of Anambra Unions, Chief Emma Nwakpadolu noted that this year’s edition of the cultural Day was originally scheduled for 2019, but could not hold due to Covid 19 pandemic.He said that the periodic event was conceived by their progenitors to serve as a vehicle for the sustenance and inculcation of their rich cultural heritage to future generations. Nwakpadolu noted that the Anambra Towers apart from serving to promote business activities will create several job opportunities in the state.He therefore called on all public spirited people to support the project.This year’s Anambra cultural Day, which had about 178 affiliate Unions that participated featured several cultural displays and had in attendance people from all walks of life including many political actors in Abia state. END