An industrialist, Mr Emeka Obinwugo has called for the promotion of public-private partnerships by the state governments in the country for the common good of their citizens.
Obinwugo, the Chief Executive Officer of Obinwugo Farms Limited, who made the call on Wednesday in a press briefing also appealed to government agencies to device better strategies of exporting products from the country.
The farmer commended the Anambra state government for its support to his farm, saying his decision to abandon his legal practice followed advice of the state governor, Willie Obiano to invest in agriculture.
He said, “I gave up my law pursuit to set up a food company in Nnewi in response to Obiano’s call of Think Home Philosophy to invest at home particularly in agricultural and industrial development.
“I am very happy to heed to the call and it has enabled me to produce the first two Anambra tea brands in the Southeast geopolitical zone, it’s amazing.”
He described Obiano’s leadership as a model of how the private sector and the government could work in close collaboration for the good of all.
“Obiano provided the seed money I began the enterprise through the Anambra State Small Business Agency (ASBA) and it has resulted in the new famous Anambra Tea.
“ The tea names are Ijele Hibiscus Tea and Ijele Lemon Tea, currently they are sold in the market and plans are under to way to give a huge publicity,” he said.
He said the company had secured approval from the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), while efforts were being made to getting the tea brands to some international retail chains shops in Nigeria.