Raymond Ozoji, Awka
Navy Commodore Emmanuel Okechukwu Enemuo (Retd) who hails from Ozego village Ufuma community in Orumba-North local government area of Anambra state has expressed his avowed commitment and determination to develop his country home after fruitful years of active service in the Nigerian Navy.
Enemuo said his decision to transform his community through industrialisation and job creation was borne out of the affection he has for the community that produced him, from where he found his way into the Nigerian Navy where he served the nation in various capacities and positions for many years.
The retired naval officer who spoke with our correspondent at an event in Ndiowu Orumba-North local government area, further disclosed that as a part of his resolution to give back to his community, he has created job opportunities for people in the area and reduced poverty.
He said he has the biggest fish farm in Ufuma community and currently has a great number of persons working there and placed on regular uninterrupted salaries and wages. He added that his agro industry is called Sil Baker Memorial Agro-Allied Farms Limited situated in Ozego village Ufuma in Orumba-North council area of Anambra state.
Enemuo said that the masterplan for his agric business included snailry, grasscutter, poultry, and pigery, noting that the fish farm has about 40 fish ponds. He therefore described agriculture as a veritable means of wealth creation as well as rural development.
He said he also produced table water and a host of other products from his stable and that he set up his enterprise just to add value to the community that produced him. He emphasized that he was prepared to employ more people as the scope of his enterprise increased.
Apart from creating employment opportunities for the people of Ufuma community, Enemuo stated that he had equally provided potable water for his people such that they come to his establishment to get clean potable water for domestic use free of charge, stressing that his borehole water service was available to the community for unhindered access.
The retired naval officer however posited that he was poised to do more for Ufuma community in the area of human capital development saying that “if God continues to bless our efforts, I am hoping to do a little more.
“I take responsibility for their electricity bills settlements. The good thing is that I am moved by that small community there, in spite of very humble beginning, can raise a man like me. So I’m always willing to do as much more as God empowers me.”
Enemuo who took cognisance of the quantum of socio-economic development and growth in Anambra state, extolled Governor Willie Obiano’s giant developmental strides, saying that he was equally motivated by the governor’s development model.