The Nnewi Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NCCIMA) yesterday held its 17th an-nual general meeting.
The outgone President, Chief Humphrey Ngonadi in his valedictory speech said that the chamber, through its trade mission, assisted one hundred and thirty companies to process and obtain Chinese visa to en-hance the productivity of the companies concerned.
Chief Ngonadi said that the chamber in the process was able to rake in a whooping N12 million.
He said a UK based company partnered with the chamber to organise a trade mission to South East Ni-geria to expose members to global opportunities.
The out gone president said that his administration organised lectures, seminars and workshops to en-lighten members for higher productivity and also collaborated with other chambers, organisations and government and their agencies for synergy purposes.
He paid glowing tribute to the former Governor of Anambra State, Mr Peter Obi and the incumbent Chief Willie Obiano for getting rid of men of the underworld from the state who forced many industrialists to relocate from Nnewi in particular and the entire state in general before the hoodlums were checkmated by the government.
“I can say with all sense of responsibility that business has returned to Anambra State because of the secu-rity measure put in place by the government,” he said.
Awka (Igbo: Ọka). ... Strategically, Awka is located midway between two major cities in Northern Igboland, Onitsha and Enugu which has informed its choice as an administrative center for the colonial authorities and today as a base for the Anambra State government.
Awka has a certain kind of aura about it, because it was the place of the blacksmiths that created implements which made agriculture possible. -- Chinua Achebe
Awka is one of the oldest settlements in Igboland established at the centre of the Nri civilization which produced the earliest documented bronze works in Sub-Saharan Africa around 800 AD and was the cradle of Igbo civilization.