By Mokwugwo Solomon
Importers in Nnewi, Anambra state, last weekend, inaugurated their headquarters building in the commercial town.
The event attracted importers, manufacturers and corporate institutions.
In his address, at the occasion, the president of the, Automobile Manufacturers and Importers Association, AMIA, Nnewi, Mr. Augustine Jideofor Emmanuel, commended the association for being able to achieve the feat of completing the office which he hoped would be a rallying point for all automobile manufacturers and importers in Nnewi and its environs.
“I would like to thank the executive and members of the association for their giant stride in making the dream of our new office a reality through your support. Our mission, in building and commissioning this headquarters, is to make the association more relevant to the needs of importers in Nnewi,” he said.
He acknowledged some agencies, including the Nigerian Shippers’ Council, for partnering them in the area in resolving various bottlenecks and problems associated with shipping, manufacturing and importation of their products.
Earlier in his opening remarks, chairman of the occasion, Chief Melie Onyejepu, represented by an aide, Dr. Ezeakukwu Emmanuel, commended the managing director of the National Inland Waterways Authority, Dr. George Muoghalu, for ensuring that the Onitsha Inland Port became operational. Onyejepu added that it would ease the delays associated with shipping and importation in Nigeria.
The occasion was witnessed by many importers as well as the House of Representatives member for Nnewi North, Nnewi South and Ekwusigo Federal Constituency, Hon. Chris Azubogu.