peter obi
Op ed

Anambra having it so good

After the inglorious and insensitive administrations of Ex- Governors Mbadinuju and Ngige, Anan people were not despondent but in high spirit, believing that Governor Peter Obi would perform, predecessors failed having recovered his stolen mandate through the legal process and successfully come back after his impeachment through the supreme court judgment. Only a God-sent leader could face these raw challenges.

Today, the good people of Anambra are glorifying God that our expectations were not misplaced as he had packaged and donated Governor Peter Obi to us.

Let me state unequivocally that in Anambra state, since the end of the war and with the exception of Jim Nowbodo, Peter Obi is the only Governor who has demonstrated practically that the primary invitation of a Governor is turn the economic fortunes of the people for the benefit of the common man.

I may be stating the obvious to say that Governor Obi is in politics, today for a rescue mission. For instance, the money he gets from the federation account has not appreciated than that of his predecessors but the resources are judiciously used to meet all obligations in clearing back log of arrears in salaries, work in schools, hospital construction and rehabilitation of decayed infrastructure.
He makes prudent management of public funds his guiding policy. Little wonder that he finds money to embark on massive road construction and rehabilitation. Developmental programmes have taken off through approval of grants to the 107 communities in the state to rehabilitate roads and streets. Road construction works are near completion at the Awka and Onitsha location where 52 kilometers of roads are being constructed respectively.

The inner Awka ring road has been completed. He has awarded court road, zik Avenue, Arthur Eze road, works road and the Akwa bye-pass 17 years since Anambra state was created. It is in Governor Obi’s government that the people of Anambra State have ~ of owning a State Secretarial Complex which is under construction. An average ~ man believes in commerce buying and selling and related business transactions. The Obi regime is ensuring that the Central Bank of Nigeria branch office, a catalyst, to facilitate non cash transaction is completed and commissioned.

He has successfully brought the corporate Affairs Conunission to Anambra State since he realises that. business men are incorporating companies on daily basis. To guide against the production of sub-standard goods and services he brought in the Standard Organic Nigeria (SON) to Awka. The completed stock exchange building today stands to his credit. The people’s Governor is at work in the health sector, reconstructing and equipping hospitals both in the ~ and primary health care levels. Education is not left out in Obi’s top priority list.

This sector has so far witness aggressive rebuilding 0 establishment of new ones like the Anambra college of Agriculture at Mgbakwu. He is supplyinl equipments and computers to schools. Certainly, Governor Obi plan of action to transform Anambra state with the money accruing to the staR doubt. We now know that money owed our state can be paid to us and he has recovered several billion since he came on board. His action and activities are adequate evidence of his conunitment to the whole Anambra peo] inauguration of Advisory forum of elders is historic and it is purposely to give the people an oppo governance.

The body is intended too, to solving the problem of politics of exclusion, faction and c and the winner-takes all. Governor Obi wants peace to reign in his state and he knows how to get it Although he was not the Governor who acquired the Awka peoples land, Governor Obi is the first gc pay compensation to Awka people. In order to make life more meaningful, he has established the Anambra Integrated Development ANIDS, aimed at turning around the lives of Anambra people mainly focusing on enviromnental integJ state.

It also incorporates development in the economic, industrial and social sectors. It is in It is in Governor Obi’s government that the people of Anambra State can boast of a State Secretarial Complex which is under construction. An average man believes in commerce, buying and selling and related business transactions. The Obi regime is ensuring that the Central Bank of Nigeria branch office, a catalyst, to facilitate non cash transaction is completed and commissioned. He has successfully brought the corporate Affairs Commission to Anambra State since he realized that business men are incorporating companies on daily basis.

To guide against the production of sub-standard goods and services, he brought in the Standard Organic Nigeria (SON) to Awka. The completed stock exchange building today stands to his credit. The people’s Governor is at work in the health sector, reconstructing and equipping hospitals both in the primary health care levels. Education is not left out in Obi’s top priority list. This sector has so far witnessed aggressive rebuilding and establishment of new ones like the Anambra college of Agriculture at Mgbakwu.

He is supplying equipments and computers to schools. Certainly, Governor Obi’s plan of action to transform Anambra state with the money accruing to the state is not in doubt.
We now know that money owed our state can be paid to us as he has recovered several billions of naira since he came on board. His actions and activities are adequate evidences of his commitment to the people of Anambra. His inauguration of Advisory forum of elders is historic and is purposely to give the people good governance. The body is intended too, to solve the problem of politics of exclusion and the winner-takes all. Governor Obi wants peace to reign in his state and he knows how to get it. Although, he was not the Governor who acquired the Awka peoples’ land, Obi is the first governor to pay compensation to Awka people.

In order to make life more meaningful, he has established the Anambra Integrated Development aimed at turning around the lives of Anambra people. It also incorporates development in the economic, industrial and social sectors. It is in recognition of the unprecedented strides of Obi that I find it necessary to call on the good people of Anambra State especially, the PDF dominated State House of Assembly to work in concert with government’s vision of total transformation of Anambra State into a model in Nigeria.

• Chukwuemeka Agbanusi, Ogidi, Anambra State

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