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*Nigeria: Masterweb Team Scores Governor Obi High
By Masterweb News Desk
Masterweb team was on the ground in Awka August 25 to 27 for celebrations marking the twentieth anniversary of the creation of Anambra State. Anambra was created on August 27, 1991 by the military government of General Ibrahim Babangida. Our team operating as independent observers travelled across the state on August 25 inspecting projects by Governor Obi’s administration. The team began their trip at 9.00 am ending at 7.00 pm when it was getting dark and did not completely cover all the targeted projects. Our team returned to Anambra on August 30 after the celebrations to visit remaining projects.
It took us this long to file a report on our assessment of Governor Obi’s performance which we are rating “excellent”, because we employed both visual, common sense and scientific methodology in arriving our rating. We visually saw the projects and not a third party describing them to us, used common sense to assess them and scientific methods to cross-check assumptions and conduct accurate analysis.
In our analysis we compared Anambra State under Governor Obi to other states in Nigeria and not in the United States nor anywhere-else in the developed world. Comparison of a Nigerian city or state to any place in the developed world can not be made until the federal government delivers on her responsibilities. The infrastructural and power supply situation in Nigeria is shameful, to say the least. These are constraints among others, in the ability of a non-corrupt efficient governor doing his best.
In our statistical comparative analysis, the performance of Governor Obi was above the mean (average) and significantly too. Using a confidence interval around the mean of 3 standard deviations, Obi's score was determined to be statistically significant. This ranked him one of the best governors in the country.
In the analysis we rated the projects by Obi’s administration assigning each project a number between 1 to 10 (10 for excellent), adding up the total and deriving the mean value. We came up with mean values for other states from figures from members of our team and reliable contributors, in a survey organized for that purpose. These were the numbers we used in our statistical analysis.
In the next couple of days we will commence the release of our inspection reports and photos. Our reports will be on few projects at a time, to enable readers devote more time and attention on each project.
Projects visited and inspected by our team include:
1. Amaku University Teaching Hospital
2. Anambra State Ultra Modern Fire Service Headquarters & State Emergency Management Complex, Awka.
3. New Anambra Govt. Secretariat (Twin Building)
4. Roads: Dualized Awka-Enugu Road (Zik’s Ave); Ora-eri-Obeledu-Akwaeze-Igbo Ukwu Road; Anambra State University, Uli Campus Road;
5. Alex Ekwueme Square
6. Prof. Kenneth Dike Library
7. Hydraform Block Industry
8. Anambra State Housing Development Corporation
9. Anambra State College of Agriculture, Mgbakwu
10. Obibia Bridge linking Okpuno and Mgbakwu
11. Neem Fertilizer Company
12. Otuku Bridge linking Umueze Anam – Nmiata
13. Faculty of Law, Moot Court, Library & Dept of Mass Communication –Anambra State University, Igbariam.
14. Onitsha Business Park
15. Onitsha Judges Quarters
16. Ministry of Justice
17. Onitsha North Local Govt. Headquarters
18. Onitsha Governor’s Lodge
19. Kidney Dialysis Center & Resident Doctors Quarters – Onitsha General Hospital
20. Justice Chuba Ikpeazu Stadium Onitsha North
21. Onitsha South Local Govt. Mini Stadium
22. Sabmiller Brewery (South African Brewery attracted to Anambra by Gov. Obi)
23. Obizi Water Scheme (Main Station at Uga, Booster Station at Uga, Reservoir Tank at Uga & Booster Station at Nkpologwu)
24. Ekwulobia Erosion Site Gully
25. Agulu Aguinyi Water Scheme
26. Odor Bridge linking Awgbu and Amaokpala
27. Comprehensive Secondary School, Nwafia (rebuilt by Gov. Obi)
28. Amansea-Ebenebe Road Bridge
29. Women’s Development Center (Rebuilt by Gov. Obi)
30. Okija Road Project (Okija to Ogbaru) & Okpu Bidge, Okija.
31. Dept. of Biochemistry - Anambra State University, Uli Campus
32. Lilu Road Project
33. Anambra State Judiciary High Court Complex
34. Umunze Cottage Hospital
35. Ekwulobia General Hospital (upgraded by Gov. Obi)
Anambra State is one of the names that can not be omitted in the history of Nigeria and Igboland. It has always been at the forefront of issues in Nigeria and South East Region. This is the reason why Anambra is among the places Masterweb has reportorial interest. Masterweb independently covered Anambra State Association-USA (ASA-USA) ‘09 Convention which held in Washington DC on October 24, 2009. In 2010, our team in conjunction with citizen reporters (live) Anambra 2010 gubernatorial election. This year we were on the ground in Anambra touring the state and independently inspecting projects by Governor Obi’s government. Yes, eventually we touched down in Anambra to report the true situation of things in the state in terms of development. Masterweb is renowned for the authenticity and accuracy of her investigative, fact-finding and reportorial works. We do not operate based on hearsay, vindictive or tabloid reporting as some news media and authors have done in Anambra in the past.
Photo Above: Governor Obi's score symbolized on photo
Photo Above: Map of Anambra State, Nigeria.
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