BY VINCENT UJUMADU
AWKA — THE Minister of National Planning Commission and Minister of State for Works, Ambassador Bashir Yuguda, has commended Anambra State for the impressive rise in its Gross Domestic Product, GDP.
Speaking while presenting the pilot survey findings on the state GDP to the members of the State Executive Council at Governor’s Lodge, Yuguda attributed the phenomenal rise to purposeful leadership of Governor Peter Obi and viability and efficient implementation of Anambra State Integrated Development Strategy – ANIDS.
According to him, the state GDP grew from N735.80 billion in 2009 to N1.005 trillion in 2011, representing about 40 per cent growth.
On the pilot survey, the minister said the scheme conducted by the National Planning Commission with the National Bureau of Statistics in seven states selected from the six geo-political zones, was being implemented in two phases to be completed by December 2014.
He said data were generated based on production and income approaches, with agriculture recording 30 percent; industry, four percent; and service sector, 66 percent.