GOVERNOR Willie Obiano of Anambra has promised a hitch free Christmas for ndi Anambra even as his government has invested heavily in tackling security challenges and mass rehabilitating of roads in the state to ensure smooth drive during the festive season.
The governor, who spoke through the deputy governor, Dr. Nkem Okeke at the National Stadium, Abuja, during the Anambra Day celebration, said he was amazed at the tremendous crowd from various towns who gathered to celebrate the success story of Anambra. He stated that the governor would have liked to attend but was unavoidably absent. He stated that the government has placed agriculture on the priority list, stressing that the government has made tremendous success ensuring food abundance for the citizenry.
He commended agro allied investors who have recorded great success in rice production, cassava, yam, among others, noting that Coscharis produces 40,000 tons of rice. He said the governor had assisted 1500 farmers to ensure mass rice production.
On education and health sector, the governor said that education holds key to the economy and that is why the government invests heavily. “Anambra students received gold medal for outstanding performance in world competition and government has also invested heavily to ensure continuity and qualitative education”. He said that primary health care programme has been made easy because of the introduction of health units in villages.
The governor commended the organisers of the event and the rich display of the culture and tradition of ndigbo.
He expressed joy for the winner of a new Toyota Camry won by Chizoba Mnogbo from Nawfia, in Njikoka Local Government Area. Other consolation prices were won by various participants.
Those in attendance include representative of the Minister, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja town union presidents, Liaison officer in Abuja. The various town unions exhibited their rich cultural display, including masquerades such as Ijele, Izaga, Akwunache Enyi, Muo Ogonogo of Onitsha and others.
It was a Joyous moment even as other groups from other South Eastern State joined in solidarity.
The President General of Anambra towns unions, Ike Iwenofu while commending the governor for his resourcefulness, said the huge turn out was as a result of impeccable track record of Chief Willie Obiano, stressing that ndi Anambra are proud of him having touched many lives.