Anambra State, Nigeria is one of the five states that make up the South East geopolitical zone. With 21 local government areas, Anambra has interstate boundaries with Delta to the West, Imo and Rivers to the South, Enugu to the east and Kogi to the north. The state capital is Awka, with Onitsha and Nnewi as two of the other renowned commercial cities.
The State covers an area of 4,844km² (1,870mi²) or 0.5% of Nigeria’s total land area. It has tropical rain forest vegetation and humid climate with average temperature of 300°C (870°F). With a population of over 5 million, Anambra is 3% of Nigeria’s population with a high density of almost 1,000 people per KM². Hills, Lakes, caves, forest reserves and tablelands constitute some of its natural features.
Anambra State’s vegetation is predominantly grassland, with scattered forests and woodland areas as well as tropical rain forest. Agriculture is important in the State: oil palm, corn, rice, yam, tomatoes, and cassava are its main cash crops, while fishing in inland and waterways is a significant commercial activity.
The principal minerals found in the state are gypsum, kaolin, bauxite, iron ore and lead. Anambra State also has natural gas and crude oil reserves. Major industries include breweries, automobile, pharmaceutical, and tourism. Locally produced sculptures of wood and metal are also of commercial importance.
The economic climate is highly favourable with a combination of large markets, abundant skilled labour force, entrepreneurial ability, and easy access to capital and natural resources.
The City of Onitsha has strong trade links with many parts of the country and the world. Its market is the largest in West Africa. Nnewi, the second most economically vibrant centre after Onitsha, has virtually become the automobile spare parts market for the nation and a fast growing industrial centre. The State has business environment that is conducive and a number of investment incentives.
We always welcome prospective investors who are genuinely interested in doing business in Anambra State.
Anambra State Vision
“ To become the 1st choice investment destination and a hub for Industrialisation and Commercial activites.
The state’s Vision and Mission is further propelled and implemented through an “ Economic Equation” which combines twelves key “ Economic Enablers” and four economic pillers within its “Economic Engine” to provide the much required economic growth, job creation and urbanization of Anambra State over the next few years.
Anambra State Mission
“To create a socially statble, business friendly environment that will attract both indigenes and foreigners to seek wealth creating opportunities in Anambra State”