. . . Appeals to FG to Pay Debt Owed Anambra
By Abuchi Onwumelu
The Managing Director of Anambra State Signage and Advertisement Agency, ANSAA, Sir Jude Emecheta, says that any All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Candidate coming after Governor Willie Obiano will have a smooth and soft outing in the next gubernatorial election in Anambra State, owing to what he describes as Obiano's holistic and strategic approach to governance.
Chief Emecheta who stated this while fielding questions from newsmen in Awka said that the governor had set a template for comprehensive development of all sectors which, he said, made the state a pace-setter in security, agriculture, infrastructure, health, investment and education, among others.
Emecheta who is the national president of Willie Obiano Support Group (WOSG), urged Ndi Anambra to support Obiano's initiatives and administration towards sustainable development.
He said the people of the state had many reasons to thank God for, appealing to the Federal Government of Nigeria to pay the monies owed to Anambra State to enable the governor to continue what he described as the governor's good works.
Chief Emecheta said while previous successive administrations made commendable inputs in moving the state forward, the APGA governments brought innovations that raised the bar of governance and quality of life across the state.
Chief Emecheta observed that the success recorded in the implementation of Governor Willie Obiano's pillars of development and enablers was accelerating economic growth that would boost the state's Gross Domestic Product, GDP.
He called on investors to explore and harness abundant opportunities emerging in various sectors of the state's economy to expand their businesses and create employment opportunities for the teeming youths.
Sir Emecheta said that Governor Obiano had remained responsive to the primary responsibilities of providing effective security of life and property and provision of basic amenities, as well as enabling environment for socio- economic activities to thrive, noting that his visionary initiative of setting up the Anambra Cattle Menace Control Committee had drastically curbed conflict and confrontation between farmers and herdsmen.
He noted that mass installation of street lights across the state in both rural and urban areas had further strengthened the security infrastructure and restored night life and urged landlords and business owners to also install security lights in their compounds to complement efforts of the government.
He urged benefitting communities to take ownership of the facilities and protect them from vandalization and abusers.