Chairman/CEO of Stanel Group, Mr. Stanley Uzochukwu has, on Friday, commissioned Stanel Group ultra-modern luxury mega center (Stanel World) for official take off of business activities in Awka, Anambra State.
The week long event started with a 72 hours non-stop praise in its Chapel on Tuesday, 3 July and was crowned with a widows programme where the Philanthropist reached out to over 1000 widows with cash and material gifts.
The 1.5 million litre gas capacity plant strategically located between the state owned university, Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK) and Anambra State Women Development Centre along Enugu – Onitsha expressway was commissioned by the executive governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano.
In his remarks, Gov. Obiano thanked the Chairman, Stanel Group, Mr. Stanley Uzochukwu for coming home to put Anambra on the path of development while assuring him and other investors enabling business environment in Anambra State throughout his tenure of office as the executive governor of the state.
Obiano commended Uzochukwu for his giant strides to have acquired Chicken Republic franchise in the entire South East region and employed over 700 youths before the take-off of what he described as “first to non mega complex” where everything is available.
Like never before, Awka was crowded with cream of eminent personalities from all works of life to witness the commissioning of the ‘first – to – non’ mega centre in Nigeria.
It could be recalled that Gov. Obiano, in his “think Anambra” campaign, having seen Stanel Group ultramodern luxury facility investment in Jos, Plateau State appealed to its Chairman/CEO, Stanley Uzochukwu to bring such investment to Awka for the benefit of his people while boosting the state economy in the areas of job creation and revenue generation.
Delivering his opening speech, the Chairman/CEO of Stanel Group, Mr Stanley Uzochukwu thanked the governor for the opportunity accorded him to invest in the state while disclosing that he has similar investment in Jos, Plateau State, Suleja, Niger State and about to start the same project in Benue State adding that Benue State government had already allocated a place for the investment.
“I have two of this kind in two different states, Plateau and Niger States and after here we are heading to Benue State where the state government has already allocated a place for us.”
“Today we are also unveiling our high quality products. These products include STANEL Tyres, STANEL Engine Oil, STANEL Gas Cylinders, etc, and I enjoy Nigerians to imbibe the culture of patronizing made in Nigeria products, for that is the only way we can grow the economy and make Nigeria great.”
STANEL Boss further disclosed the giant move by Stanel Group which recently acquired Chicken Republic franchise for the entire South East region saying, he has “built the best and biggest Chicken Republic store with a drive through in the Mega Center, Awka.”
He disclosed further that, “also available in the luxury Mega Center include a big Farmers’ Market with standby home delivery vehicles, French Bakery, pharmacy store, automated car maintenance center, car wash, 1000 sitters capacity Chapel, Warehouse, supermarket, staff quarters, Laundry, Spa, event center and whole lot of other products/services.”
He added that the Mega Center, for the interest of its teaming customers, is fully equipped with UBA ATM Gallery and Customers Service Center.
Uzochukwu revealed that in preparation to kickstart full business operations in the Mega Center, “Stanel Group has employed over 700 youths off the street from across Anambra State into various positions.”
Among the high profile dignitaries drawn from political class and captains of industry in attendance were Gov. Obiano of Anambra State who chaired the occasion, his deputy Dr Nkem Okeke, members of his cabinet, Sen. Andy Uba, Sen. Joy Emordi, Sen. Obinna Ogba of Ebonyi Central Constituency, Minister for Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige ably represented, embattled National Chairman of AFGA, Sen. Victor Ike-Oye, former deputy governor of Anambra State, Hon. Emeka Sibedi, former minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka.
Others included Chief Executive Officer, NNPC Downstream, Henry Obi, Chairman/CEO of Master Energy, Mr. UCHE Oga, Vice Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, UNIZIK, Awka, Prof. Joseph Ahaneku, former Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, Chief Emeka Etiaba (SAN), traditional rulers, Service Chiefs, just to mention but few.
Also in attendance were Nigerian celebrities – Chief Pete Edochie, Jelous Agu, Chief Chiwetalu Agu, Chioma Chukwuka and Uti Nwachukwu.