Projects in Anambra State are Amazing - Maku

 [ Masterweb Reports ] – The Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mr. Labaran Maku has described as amazing, the number and quality of projects that the Government of Anambra State, under Gov. Peter Obi has executed in the State. He expressed this at the famous 165-Meter Odor Bridge, linking the Agwbu and Amaokpala communities in the State. He said that the project was the most amazing project he had seen constructed by any State Government since the tour started. He said that only the road project at Mancho, Vom was near to it in all ramifications.

 

The Minister who spoke extensively later during the Town Hall meeting at the Women Development Centre said that the Government of Obi had distinguished itself not just in the magnitude of projects he had executed, but more significantly in the even development of the projects down to the remotest part of the State. “The Governor has moved away from the common practice of concentrating projects in the towns and has reached areas of the State that were neglected by past Governments and has opened up the entire state with impressive network of roads and projects cutting across all sectors,” he said.

 

Speaking further, the Minister commended what Obi is doing in education, the partnership with the Church and other voluntary organizations as a model worthy of emulation. Thrilled by what he saw at INNOSON Motor Manufacturing Company, Nnewi, the Minister announced the Federal Government initiative to encourage the company by patronizing it as well as the assurances that work would quicken at Zik’s mausoleum.

 

The Minister who also toured various Federal Government projects in the State, said that the development in Anambra State was essentially due to the Governor’s wisdom of working harmoniously with the President of the country. Describing Obi’s tenure as Anambra’s glorious moment, he said that he had restored civility, stability and honour to Anambra State due to his vision punctuated by humility.

 

The President of the National Union of Journalists, Mallam Ahmed Garuba, represented by the President South-East, Chris Isiguzor, RATTAWU President, Yemi Bamgbosi, the President of National Council of Women Societies, Nkechi Mbah, Alistar Soyombi of Ben Tv, Uk and other speakers agreed that Anambra is one State where democracy is working. They said they were overwhelmed by the projects executed by the Governor across all sectors, particulary roads, health, education and attraction of investors. They pointed out to his relationship with the masses as exceptional. In Bamgbosi’s words: “Some states we visited were even afraid to show us projects, but in Anambra they have so much that they were demanding more time to enable us see at least 50% of the projects.”

 

They appealed to him to improve on sanitation and to endeavour to conduct the Local Government elections. In his response, the Governor lamented lack of enough time to see most of the projects and thanked the Federal Government for the initiative, which he noted will offer the people of the country the opportunity to see what those they elected to lead them are doing for them.

 

Revealing that the State has not borrowed from any financial institution or raised a bond under him, he said that all the on-going projects would be completed and that new ones, with money already saved for their execution, would be started.

 

Concluding, he assured that all secondary schools in the State would get one bus each before the end of the year as well as computers for all the primary schools in the State. “In few days time, we shall give vehicles for security to all the towns in the State, start the Onitsha, Awka and Nnewi Shopping Malls and Hotel projects, among other”, the Governor said.

 

*Photo Caption - Inspection of Odor, one of the 21 Bridges constructed across Anambra State.

 
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