Enugu State will have the opportunity to be one of the oil states within one year if the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Peter Mbah is elected come 2023 election.
Newsonline reports that Peter Mbah also promised to create a peaceful and easy-to-do business Enugu by creating family, commercial and Real Estate courts to help in fast-tracking justice for the state’s development if elected.
The PDP governorship candidate who stated this on Tuesday while addressing a Town Hall meeting organized for governorship aspirants in the state by Enugu Chamber of Commerce.
“I understand that the private sector drives the economy. As a businessman and investor who understands the value and dividends that accrue from operating in a conducive business environment,” he said.
Peter added that he would grow the Gross Domestic Product of the state from the present $4.4 billion to $30 billion yearly.
“My administration is desirous of growing Enugu State economy in a proportion that will shock bookmakers and economic pundits. From the current $4.4B GDP, we shall skyrocket it to $30B and at the same time, achieve a 0% rate in our poverty headcount index.
“We will create a synergy between the government and private sector. To achieve exponential growth, our focus in the commerce and industry sector is to de-risk investment flow. We will upscale the Ease of Doing Business, making Enugu State the top state for business, tourism and living,” the PDP candidate said.
Speaking on his plan for technology revolution of the state, Peter said both civil and public servants will be trained and retained on technology skills to enhance the state’s productivity in line with 21st-century economy.
He said, ‘Technology is a tool which bears bundles of possibilities. We shall employ technology in our growth plan. Civil and public servants shall be trained and retrained to become attuned to technology.”
Mbah added on his judiciary plan, “In order to make the judiciary open to individual business persons and investors, we will create special courts such as, Commercial Court, Family Court, Real Estate Court and others.
“This will cut delays on the issues of enforcement of contracts in the private sector. We will establish a Citizen Charter that will help the citizens track my administration’s performance periodically to ensure more effective service delivery.”
“We will build Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zones in the 3 Senatorial Zones to ensure our agriculture is tech-driven and we have enough processed agro products for export. Aside this, we want to achieve total food security for Ndi Enugu and become food basket of the nation.
“NdiEnugu our mineral resources will no longer be left dormant. We shall explore oil and gas deposits and other solid minerals. We shall engage investors of OPL 914, 905 and 907 to begin oil production. Within one year in office, I will make Enugu an oil producer.
“I remain strong on my decision to fix the water problem in Enugu from the midstream to the downstream. We will collaborate with experts to tackle once and for all the water issues in our state.
I also believe that Government is a continuum. I will complete the International Conference Centre, and there shall be no abandoned project under my administration,” he further said.