Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State unites with some of his former colleagues in the House of Representatives at a retreat for House Committee on Banking and Currency with Management of Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), holding at Golden Royale Hotel, Enugu.
Gov. Ugwuanyi who was excited to meet his former colleagues, while declaring open the retreat commended the efforts of the National Assembly and AMCON towards the revival of the financial system in Nigeria through “the entrenchment and sustenance of an effective and efficient system of debt administration, control and recovery” which he said was of central importance to the economic stability and growth of the country.
According to the governor, “The theme of this retreat: Enhancing Debt Recovery Efforts as Tool for Growing the Nation’s Economy”, has been aptly chosen especially in the light of the severe economic challenges confronting our nation today as well as the efforts being made by the Federal Government and all Stakeholders, to reverse the situation.
“I am confident that this retreat will further advance the knowledge, understanding, skill and capacity of the participants to perform their roles in relation to this task, much more effectively and efficiently, for the benefit of the whole nation”.
The House members through the Committee’s Chairman on Banking and Currency, Hon. Sir. Jones Chukwudi Onyereri, thanked Gov. Ugwuanyi for honouring the invitation as the host Governor in spite of his tight schedule, saying that the retreat as an essential aspect of legislative process affords the committee members the opportunity to rob minds with the management team of AMCON with regards to insights into the operational challenges and difficulties they may be encountering in the running of the agency.
In his address, the Managing Director of AMCON, Ahmed Lawan Kuru, welcomed members of the House Committee to the retreat and equally appreciated Gov. Ugwuanyi for his active participation, stating that the theme of the retreat was apt considering the current economic reality in the country.
He assured the committee of AMCON’s resolve to pursue the recovery of all outstanding obligations, stressing that there is no hiding place for its obligors, which according to the list disclosed by the agency are up to 100 in number.
Enugu State is truly in the hands of God.