By Enyim Enyim
AWKAâ€”The Nigerian Automobile Technicians Association, NATA, Anambra State branch, weekend hinted that the state government loses about N1bn annually from internally generated revenue, for failing to comply with the Federal Governmentâ€™s directive that states should have mechanic villages in its major towns and cities.
To ensure that the state realises its yearly IGR target, the association has meanwhile, called on Governor Peter Obi to quickly set machineryÂ in motion to establish mechanic villages in Awka, Onitsha and Nnewi.
The association has meanwhile appealed to GovernorÂ Obi, to expedite action in allocating land to the association to build a mechanic village in Onitsha, which would equally service other states of the country.
Addressing newsmen in Onitsha, Deputy National Chairman of the association, Chief Boniface Ezenenwu and the state chairman, Mr. Augustine Okafor, who in their separate speeches, congratulated Governor Obi for his resounding election victory and good governance through Anambra Integrated Development Strategy, ANIDS, said that Anambra State was the only state in the South East without a designated Mechanic village and had lost huge amount of money and other incentives that would have accrued to it.
Chief Ezenenwu said that successive government in the state failed to establish a mechanic village in the state as directed by Federal Government to decongest the streets and residential areas,Â where mechanics cite their workshops to render services to the citizens.