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By Chudi Okoye

A breakfast event was organized on Valentine’s Day, February 14th, 2020, by promoters of the Awka Millennium City (AMC) project to update patrons and stakeholders on the rapid pace of development going on at the site and to drive further brand marketing. The Awka Millennium City project is a massive, multi-billion naira residential and retail development in the Agu-Awka area on the north-eastern flank of Awka, capital city of Anambra State, Nigeria. The project is a joint venture between the Anambra State and a consortium of investors, led by Dr. Clem Nwogbo, hoping to develop a model city in Awka.

The Valentine Day breakfast was a networking event organized to provide update on the rapid progress in construction work already made; to showcase the world-class building equipment deployed at the facilities; and also, according to project coordinator, Ms Madubogwu Obianuju, “to appreciate clients who have bought into the project… to show them that they are loved and to build a stronger relationship with our investors.”

Chief Okey Ezeibe, Chairman of Legacy Motors, who attended the event, commended Dr. Clem Nwogbo, the event host and MD of MP-Infrastructure which is funding the AMC project, for his vision and determined effort to bring such a massive investment to his home state and town. Chief Ezeibe called on all Igbos to buy into the unique development without delay. He recalled his own effort to mobilize Igbo traders through the auspices of Auto Spare Parts and Machinery Dealers Association (ASPAMDA) to build one of Africa’s largest markets in Lagos State. He pledged to do the same with regard to the AMC development, saying that he believed in the project and would convince Ndi Anambra in Lagos and elsewhere to buy into the project.

Several notable individuals attended the event, including: Mr Jide Ikeakor (MD of Anambra Investment Promotion and Protection Agency, ANSIPPA), Chief Bishop Okonkwo (Okpuluisi), Chief Chidi Anyaegbu (Chisco Transport), Chief Anselm Tabansi (MD of Svengali), Dr Vincent Ofoegbu (consultant surgeon), Mr Godwin Ezeemo (Publisher of Orient Daily), Chief Enekwe (former local govt chairman Aguata), Mr Valentine Ozigbo (former MD of Transcorp Hilton), Mrs Sally Mbanefo (Anambra State Commissioner for Tourism), Chief Chike Chikeluba (Onwa Awka Etiti, former Director of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN), Chief Ben Okoye (Onwa Nnewi), Chief Tino, Chief Okey Ezibe, Chief Kobino, Chief Ben Obuekwe, Chief Ifeanyi Chukwuka, Chief Orji Okoye, Chief Law Chinwuba (former Commissioner for Housing, and also of Works in Anambra State), Hon. Emeke Nwogbo (former member representing Awka North and South in the Federal House of Representatives), and Madam Joy Nweke, among others.

Cross-section of attendees at AMC’s Valentine Day event

Welcoming guests to the event, Dr. Clem Nwogbo thanked all who have provided support for the project, especially the early birds who have already secured property on the estate. He said that the project was on course and, as he had done before, maintained his pledge that it would be completed in record time.

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