By Jude Atupulazi
The Governor of Anambra State, Professor Chukwuma Soludo, has asserted that human capital is the foundation of development.
Governor Soludo stated this while inspecting the ongoing renovation of the Enugwu-Ukwu General Hospital in Njikoka Council Area.
The Governor stressed that his administration understood this on assumption of office. He reiterated that this philosophy necessitated the hiring of five thousand teachers and over three hundred health personnel to end the era of schools without teachers and hospitals without doctors and nurses.
He also reiterated the fact that he was the first Governor in the history of the state to hire such number of workers within nine months in office.
He emphasized that his administration was focused on building people and infrastructure because human capital, according to him, remained the foundation of any society desirous of growth and development. He revealed further that health and education were also given a serious attention in his government
Governor Soludo who described Enugwu-Ukwu as a huge town with four large wards, said his government was currently training and empowering 5000 youths to become future millionaires, describing it as the spirit of Anambra.
‘For all these developments we are carrying out in the state to continue, ndi Anambra need to perform their civic duties by voting APGA candidates in the upcoming State House of Assembly election,’ Governor Soludo said.
The Governor assured that all the roads he had flagged off would be completed and further reassured the people that he was not the typical politician who made promises and failed to keep to them.
He further explained that he had made 40-50% down payments to contractors for all of the road projects that had been initiated, as well as a down payment for the on-going Enugwu General Hospital renovation.
Concluding, the Governor equally reminded the people to show up for the National Census Exercise which would take place after the election.
Earlier, the Transition Committee Chairman for Njikoka LGA, Chief Clem Aguiyi, expressed gratitude on behalf of the people of Enugwu Ukwu to the Governor. He described the Governor as one of the few people who would embark on a project and physically inspected it to ensure adherence to specifications.
The APGA candidate, Njikoka 1 Constituency, Hon Chidi Ibemeka, said the people of Enugwu-Ukwu had been yearning for a distinguished personality to represent them in the House of Assembly for many years. He described himself as that distinguished personality who would closely work with the Governor for the growth and development of the state if elected.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Afam Obidike, who hails from the area, stated that sufficient manpower and equipment would also be available in the hospital when completed.
He revealed that the Enugwu Ukwu General Hospital would be transformed into a Specialist service centre, with the additional recruitment of four doctors, nurses, and pharmacists.
The Commissioner stressed that the ongoing project in the area should spur the people to turn out en masse and vote for APGA candidates for continuity and development.
The Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Mrs. Chiamaka Nnake; Special Adviser to the Governor on Security Matters, AVM Ben Chiobi, Rtd; Special Adviser to the Governor on Medicals and Pharmaceuticals, Hon. Godwin Nnadozie; Chief of Protocol to the Governor, Mr. Chinedu Nwoye; among others, witnessed the event.