By Chimezie Anaso
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will visit some selected companies in Anambra State on Nov. 24 to assess the challenges facing them.
Gov. Willie Obiano made this known to newsmen in Awka on Wednesday.
Obiano said the visit was against the backdrop of the presentation he made to the Federal Government after he met with the Manufacturing Association of Nigeria, Anambra chapter, recently.
He said the visit would enable the federal government provide sustainability package for 300 firms in the state in the areas of Forex and raw material sourcing to enable them stay afloat.
According to the governor, Osinbajo would visit the major industrial hubs of the state including Onitsha, Nnewi and Awka.
He said the need to help the manufacturing firms could not be farfetched as the sector alone employed no fewer than 800,000 workers.
“Recently I had a meeting with manufacturers in Anambra where they made their challenges known to us and I tabled the problems in Abuja before the Federal Government and Central Bank.
“On that basis, the Vice President will visit the state on Thursday (Nov. 24) and see things for himself; he will visit selected firms in Onitsha, Nnewi and Awka,’’ Obiano said.