Chairman, Zinox Group, Leo Stan Ekeh has described Anambra as a state with global capacity to positively alter Nigeria’s destiny.
Ekeh affirmed that the state has all it takes to make this a reality, noting that the wealth, energy and knowledge per square meter in Anambra does not exist in any other part of Africa.
The Zinox boss urged the state government to open its eyes to the immense opportunities lying within the state with which it could change the narrative for good.
Ekeh made this call at the 2019 Anambra Business and Investment Roundtable on Monday.
He spoke on the topic: Doing Business in the 21st Century.
The summit, with the theme “Beyond Infrastructure: Rethinking the Future” was held at the Anambra Governor’s Lodge, Amawbia, Awka.
The entrepreneur warned that the state must wake up to the fast-evolving dynamics of the technology-mediated 21st Century.
Urging the Anambra State governor, Willie Obiano to invest in education and upgrade human capital in the state, Ekeh disclosed that this is the surest route to helping Anambra achieve its considerable potential.
Ekeh said: ‘The Anambra state government must launch a Knowledge or Digital city in Awka with smart facilities and certified knowledge workers to re-train teachers across platforms and equip them to prepare our children for the digital age.
“In addition, the government should consider setting up and attaching a finishing school to the knowledge capital so that candidates are prepared as global citizens.
According to Ekeh, the second quarter of the 21st Century will delete many of the known names in business if they fail to rise up to the evolving era of change.
In attendance at the event were the Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano; the Deputy Governor, Nkem Okeke; Speaker of the Anambra State House of Assembly, Uche Okafor; the Obi of Onitsha, Nnayelugo Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe; former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Chukwuma Soludo and other members of the Anambra state political set-up. Also in attendance were corporate egg-heads and entrepreneurs drawn from various spheres of the economy.