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Like a sage in hurry to leave remarkable footprints in the sands of time, Gov. Chukwuma Soludo hit the ground running in his first 100 days in office setting machineries in place for disruptive change, not playing to the gallery but providing spade works for innovative benchmarks of achieving his ‘Solution is Here’ mantra. National Light reporters, in this package, identify 100 high points of the governor’s activities within the 100 days, among other success stories in various sectors. Enjoy the package.

1.Launching of “taking-back-our-state” initiative.

 2.Declaration of state-of-emergency on roads, insecurity and other critical infrastructure.

3.Town hall meeting with traditional rulers, presidents-general, women, youth and religious leaders

4. Resurrection of Onitsha’s social live wire as Igbo centre of commerce.

5. Introduction of statewide clean up pilot scheme for the 21 LGAs in Anambra   State.

6. Launching first ever Okpoko and Onitsha general clean up exercise on April 22.

7. Declination of illegal structures for demolition in Okpoko and environ.

8. Prohibition of touting and enforcement of ban on agberos in motor parks and roads throughout the state. Extension of the statewide clean up exercise to Onitsha North and South, Ogbaru, Awka South and Idemmili North LGAs.

9. Launching of one million tree planting exercise to mark World Environment Day, 2022 in Anambra State on June 5.

10. Town hall meeting with Onitsha landlords and house owners on May 5.

11. Setting machinery for dualisation of Ontsha GRA – Three Three Housing Estate Road and Ogidi Market Flyover.

12. Holding interactive forum with market and transport union executives to brainstorm on Anambra’s proposal for welfare of artisans, traders and business owners as well as digital revenue collection and administration.

13. Introduction of participatory leadership-followership engagement which instantly generated over two million followers on Gov. Soludo’s Facebook page.

14. Banning of Monday sit-at-homes in the state.

15. Holding special prayer session for Divine solution to insecurity in Anambra and Southeast.

16. Establishment of the Prof. Chidi Odinkalu-led 15-man Truth, Justice and Peace Committee to address rising cases of agitation, insecurity and other challenges.

 17. Introduction of regenerative agriculture to flag off Anambra’s 2022 farming season.

18. Planting the first coconut tree to launch the pilot scheme for Anambra’s palm revolution through one million palm, one million coconut tree in the state every year.

19.Floating scheme for community participation through government partnership in palm and coconut farming.

20. Introduction of curfew in eight LGAs to checkmate killings and destruction of public properties in some areas.

 21. Introduction of operation know your tenants.

22. Introduction of ‘see-something-say-something’ security initiative.

23. Payment of arrears of salaries and other remuneration long owed to ASWAMA workers.

24. Repositioning AVS to accommodate traditional rulers and PGs for better community policing and intelligence gathering.

25. Raising Anambra choose-your-project community development initiative to N25 million per town per project.

 26. Laying framework for Anambra’s proposal for exportation of palm wine.

27. Foundation for leveraging on technology through Anambra Innovation and Technology Advisory Council and Global Friends of Anambra in Development as well as Council on the Ease of Doing Business initiative

28. Setting machinery in motion for resuscitation of Anambra State Independent Electoral Commission (ANSIEC) as spadework for conduct of local council election.

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29. Introduction of modalities for local government reforms to boost grassroots participation and development.

30. Introduction of schemes to reinvigorate and mainstream public-community-private partnership for service delivery and development.

31. Establishment of land use and administration committee.

32. Commencement of rehabilitation of strategic gateway federal roads such as Amansea area of Enugu-Onitsha way.

33. Floating scheme to offset arrears of pensions and gratuity of retired civil servants.

32. Proposal for ‘One Anambra, One People’ Agenda to transform the state into a livable and prosperous smart megacity.

33. Performance of ground breaking ceremony of Anambra International Drug Market, Oba, Idemmili South LGA.

34. Putting in place proposal for relocation of Onitsha Bridge Head Market to decongest traffic along Onitsha-Asaba expressway.

35. Proposal for recruitment of 1000 teachers to drive Anambra’s new digital education program.

36. Providing leadership frame work for conduct of rancour-free primaries for APGA aspirants ahead 2023 general elections.

37. Dissilting of sakamoris in Okpoko and environs as part Anambra’s campaign for clean environment.

38. Framework for recruitment of health workers to bolster healthcare delivery. 37. Flagging of massive tree planting exercise in Anambra’s 181 communities as new gully erosion prevention strategy.

39. Revisiting and reinforcement of the ban against bush burning and illegal deforestation in the state by providing new machinery for prosecution of offenders.

40. Introduction of ‘One House, Two Trees’ reforestation or tree planting policy to restore Anambra’s ecosystem.

41. Providing new templates with which traditional rulers, PGs, market and youth leaders will assist in erosion prevention by reporting new erosion sites in their areas to relevant agencies.

42. Town hall with ndị Anambra in Lagos to woo wealthy, indigenes to partner government in taking back the state from hoodlums by donating to the project.

43. Establishment of State Security Trust Fund to coordinate contributions and donations.

44. Introduction of the four-pillar development blueprint along economic transformation, social agenda, governance, value, rule of law and environment.

45. Providing framework for homeward reparation of 50 per cent of diaspora Ndi Anambra as new tonic for think-home investment.

46. Fine tuning spade works for establishment of farming settlement centres in three towns across Anambra’s senatorial districts with specialisation in food and cash crops of proven comparative advantage.

47. Defusing post election tension in the state by reaching out and reconciling aggrieved people through all-in, feel-good interfaces across political divides and alliances.

48. Taking the bull by its horns to visit detained IPoB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, when other governors are held back by political correctness or convenience, in demonstration of Anambra’s genuine commitment to reconciliation and restoration of normal socio-economic business in Southeast zone.

49. Introduction of using made-in- Anambra by entirely constituting governor and deputy governor official fleets with Innoson Venture automobile brands.

50. Revival of akwete revolution to motivate ndi Anambra into new fashion wave of locally produced textiles and leatherworks.

51. Floating frame work for provision of 24-hour power supply and ICT facilities in Chief Jerome Udoji Secretariat to boost workers’ productivity.

52. Commencement of modalities for restoration of the Greater Onitsha Water Scheme.

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53. Town hall meeting with ndi Anambra in Abuja Federal Capital Territory on how wealthy indigenes can partner government in transforming the state into livable and prosperous homeland through crucial investments and donations to State Security Trust Fund.

54. Prompt payment of workers’ monthly salary and other remuneration to consolidate industrial harmony in public service and business.

55. Creation of new minstrels and departments, such as ministries of homeland affairs and petroleum resources, to drive and catalyse government’s new policy directives.

56. Presentation of 2022 revised Anambra budget to meet exigencies in key sectors of economy.

57. Demolition of building used as hideouts by kidnappers and other criminal elements in Oba, Idemmili South LGA.

58. Introduction of round-the-clocktraffic decongestion and other road blocking activities in Eke Awka axis of Nnamdi Azikiwe Avenue, Arthur Eze Avenue and other popular roundabouts in Awka metropolis.

59. Providing new anti-corruption safeguards by banning government officials from making public donations.

60. Launching of an affirmative action that will make the poor and less privileged have access to church owned social amenities.

61. Extension of the statewide clean up exercise to Onitsha North and South, Ogbaru, Awka and Idemmili North LGAs.

62. Holding Soludo Victory U-17 inter-local government area football tournament to test-run grassroots sports development.

63. Floating international football mentorship program in which talented young Anambra indigenes will be trained in Bayern Munich soccer academy.

64. Establishment of strategic blueprint of taking Anambra to the world and bringing the world to Anambra by opening up the state economy with principles of competitive markets.

  65. Introduction of new framework for active cooperation and collaboration with federal government and neighbouring states.

66. Networking new frontiers for broader partnerships with international donor agencies in social service delivery and economic development programs.

67. Refurbishment of Umueri General Hospital and other designated health centres to test-run Anambra’s new primary healthcare delivery model.

68. Fine-tuning Anambra’s proposals for ensuring that every child of schooling age is in school and tooled for 21st century education.

69. Introduction of frameworks for implementation of the ‘Soludo Solution’ social contract with ndi Anambra.

70. Preparing the ground for harnessing local raw materials for Anambra’s transit beyond petroleum into the digital world of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

71. Introduction of youth friendly policies aimed at harnessing young people’s potentials to drive Anambra’s regenerative, mechanised farming.

72. Establishment of frameworks for incentivising and triggering new momentum of private person or group driven social infrastructure provision in villages and communities.

73. Floating mechanisms for new collaboration strategy with the judiciary to promote expeditious dispensation of justice along interpersonal and corporate dispute resolution.

74. Proposals for an ID Card for every Anambra person initiative.

75. Signing of Executive Order suspending all revenue contracts operating in parks, markets and roads and restoring sanity in the system through introduction of digital platforms.

76. Endorsement of the Joint Body of South East Council of Traditional Rulers and Bishops/Archbishops on Peace and Conflict Resolution on addressing restiveness in the zone in relation to Nnamdi Kanu and IPoB-ESN.

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77. Offsetting expenses for the March 17 inauguration from his private pocket to set the tone for new value orientation and re-engineering in Anambra State.

78. Partnering FGN’s international fund for agricultural development (IFAD) program to assist poor Anambra farmers agro input worth N20milliion.

79. Strengthening Anambra Value Chain Development Program (VCDP) to benefit vulnerable farmers in hard-to-reach areas as its primary focal point.

80. Distribution of agro input and microcredit facilities to farmers in Awka North and South, Oyi and Anambra East LGAs.

81. Facilitation of frameworks for farmers migration from chemical based  conventional farming to biotec driven agriculture.

82. Creation of Sustainable Agriculture Task Team (SATT) saddled with domesticating standard best practices for Anambra farmers.

83. Introduction of door-to-door refuse disposal campaign in furtherance of the new Anambra clean and healthy environment policy.

84. Distribution of 3.8 million treated mosquitoes nets to flag off Anambra’s Operation Zero Malaria campaign.

85. Establishment of meritocracy in government recruitment from commissioner, special advisers and teachers and health workers to restore hope in governance.

86. Providing framework for relocation of Onitsha Bridge Head Market to decongest traffic along Asaba-Onitsha expressway.

87. Importation of high-yielding coconut and palm seedlings from Malayasia for pilot scheme of the Palm Revolution.

88. Ban on open and indiscriminate disposal of refuse.

87. Spearheading security agents’ raid on kidnappers and bandits’ dens.

88. Establishment of prize money for whistle blowing to aid intelligence gathering.

89. Approval of international  leisurepark in Agulu to boost tourism in the area

90. Provision of framework for private, public partnership through strategic investment in Anambra Film Village, containing squares, arcades,  king palace, locally made mud thatched houses, streams, markets and others, as springboard for transformation of the entertainment and tourism sectors.

91. Introduction of Drug Quality Assurance Laboratory Centre in  Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital (COOUTH),  Awka.

92. Creation of industrial harmony in Anambra State-owned tertial institutions to ensure smooth running of academic calendars despite lingering nationwide strike by ASUU.

93. Floating a special Drug Revolving Fund scheme to make prescription drugs available to patients in government owned hospitals at subsidised rates.

94. Unbundling up to 15 public owned health facilities in the state to step up efficient primary health delivery.

 95. Floating a scheme for establishment of ASHIA drug stores to be manned by pharmacists at designated public facilities to avail ASHIA customers with medication at subsidised rate.

96. Establishment of Anambra State Health Facility Accreditation Monitoring Agency (ASHAFEMA) to accredit all qualified public hospitals ahead implementation of the governor’s blueprint for health tourism in the state.

97. Provision of modern laboratory equipment in Ekwulobia and Enugwu-Ukwu General Hospitals to replace obsolete and non-functional ones.

98. Activation of moribund dentistry sections in Nnobi and Agulu in General Hospitals.

99. Sponsoring Anambra State Ministry of Agriculture to partner with The Carter Centre for provision of steady stream of vaccines for dogs and stepping up other aspects of veterinary services in public hospitals.

100. Partnering with World Health Organisation (WHO) and UNICEF to nip recent measles outbreak that killed 15 persons in 13 council areas from spreading to other parts of the state..

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