PROVOST, Nwafor Orizu College of Education, Nsugbe, Ifenyinwa Osegbo has said that Governor Willie Obiano’s exploits in all sectors of the economy in terms of development, and in peoples’ welfare and security, is unprecedented and will ever remain green in the minds of ndi Anambra.
In a press statement in felicitation with the governor for clocking seven years of robust development in office, Dr. Osegbo remarked that since Governor Obiano assumed duty on March 17, 2014, ndi Anambra have witnessed positive transformation in virtually all spheres of governance, pointing out that his seven years in office has been quite eventful, and that his giant strides and developmental thrusts have positively turned around the economic fortunes of the state and rekindled the indomitable spirit of ndi Anambra.
According to the Provost, Governor Obiano’s four wheels of development, their enablers and his Joint Security Architecture within this period have instilled peace and discipline, created the enabling environment to bust investment confidence in the state and evolved concrete strategic plans to curb unemployment.
Dr. Osegbo noted that the governor’s innovations in his administration such as the establishment of the Anambra State Business Agency (ASBA) that grants soft loans to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), the Anambra Investment Promotion and Protection Agency (ANSIPPA) which guides and directs investors on the right manner of investing the state, and the Anambra Capital Territory Development Authority (ACTD) which works to make Awka conducive for investment have made Anambra the first choice of investment destination in Nigeria and opened up windows of employment opportunities to youths .
Osegbo stated that the governor’s robust intervention education sector has entrenched quality service delivery at all levels, particularly at Nwafor Orizu College of Education, Nsugbe, where his administration’s intervention in staff welfare (65 years retirement policy for non-teaching staff) ,entrepreneurship and infrastructure have put in place most of the required provision to give the institution the much required lift since the inception of his administration.
She recalled the plethora of Awards, of Excellence won by the governor since he took the mantle of leadership in the state such as Ziks Leadership Award, Sun Governor Award, Silverbird Group Man of the year Award to mention but a few and opined that his selflessness, prudent management of resources and unshakeable commitment to the welfare of ndi Anambra in his art of governance, and his assiduity and proactive measures in handling emergencies accorded him these awards and recognitions.
“It is not only the ground breaking landmark of His Excellency’s achievements that stands him out, but also the tenacity, passion and unquenchable thirst for excellence and above all, his enviable leadership and style of governance that have given hope to the citizenry”.
Dr. Osegbo expressed optimism that with the support of the people, Anambra State will witness more successes in the remaining one year of the Obiano administration and pledged the loyalty and support of the management and staff of her college to his administration.