The United States Consul-general to Nigeria, Mr John Bray has rated Stanel Group ultra modern mega centre (Stanel World) high, saying, it has presented Anambra State a shining example of a high speed developing state in Nigeria.
Stanel World is located in Awka, the Anambra State capital.
Mr Bray was speaking during a dinner party organized in his honour by the Chairman, Stanel Group, Mr Stanley Uzochukwu at the Stanel World during a one-day consultative visit to Anambra state to monitor preparations and to kick-start the US reconnaissance ahead of the November 18th governorship election in the State.
Stanel Luxury Mega Centre (Stanel World) in Awka is one of the investments attracted to the state by the Gov Obiano led-administration and it has been described since its official take off as the first luxury centre of its kind in the entire Eastern region .
Bray impressively noted that the state of the art facility he had seen and enjoyed in the Stanel World, could be compared to what are obtainable in developed cities of the world while one of his team member said they were, indeed, in America at Stanel World.
He, however, urged the government of Anambra State to do more in the area of providing more incentives that will encourage both international and local investors to seek business opportunities in the state.
Also speaking, the Political and Economic Section Chief of the United States Consular Office in Nigeria, Mr Osman Tat said the integrated Stanel facility attracted by the present administration was a good example of public private partnership and a model that should be replicated across the country.
In his remark, Chairman of Stanel Goup, Mr Stanley Uzochukwu who hosted the Consul General and his team in a dinner party emphasized that a major motivation for him to bring his wealth into the state was the conducive business environment put in place by Governor Obiano.
Uzochukwu assured that the management of Stanel Group will ensure that the facility is extended to other major cities in the state as soon as possible.
One of the highlights of the dinner party was cultural display by a cultural troupe from the state where Bray and other guests in attendance were greatly entertained.