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Anambra has enjoyed peace since 2014 – Agbodike



DEPUTY Speaker, Anambra State House of Assembly, Paschal Agbodike has reiterated the fact that Anambra has enjoyed a peaceful and serene atmosphere for more than seven years now.

   Dr Agbodike said irrespective of the current pockets of security breaches around the state, one cannot rule out the fact that the state has enjoyed relative peace and security since the inception of the current administration in 2014.

  Agbodike, who stated this while speaking with our correspondent at the state Assembly Complex, Awka, on the recent budget presentation by Governor Willie Obiano, explained that it was not through troops of army, police, sporadic shootings and killings that the current insecurity will be resolved.

  He said he believed very strongly that differences were resolved through dialogues and there was need for critical stakeholders to discuss amicably in order to arrest the situation, stressing that Governor Willie Obiano has been working assiduously to have the entire situation under absolute control.

  On the presentation of the 2022 draft estimates,  Agbodike noted that it was a thing of honour to the governor for having presented the 8th and final budget of his administration to the state Assembly, describing the governor as a fulfilled man.

  The Deputy Speaker also recalled that there was a very reasonable percentage of budget performance last year which he said gave birth to the International Cargo and Passenger Airport at Umueri, adding that in comparison with other governors in Nigeria, one could comfortably attest to the fact  that Governor Willie Obiano performed creditably well.

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  According to the Deputy Speaker, the 2022 budget estimates will be discussed at the second reading of the legislature on the next adjourned date and thereafter budget bilateral talks between the ministries, departments, agencies and parastatals of government and various committees of the state assembly will commence.

    He however suggested that if Anambra citizens wanted a continuation and a consolidation of the progress made so far in the state, there was a dire need to vote Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo to succeed Governor Willie Obiano irrespective of sentiments.

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