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Anambra’ll excell through our transformative agenda – Soludo

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ANAMBRA State Government says it is determined to achieving its blueprint  as  contained in the five pillars of  transformative agenda in the  area.

  Governor Chukwuma Soludo, who stated this in a statewide broadcast on his 100 days in office  noted that despite daunting  and bumpy challenges already encountered, his administration is always determined to attaining a liveable and prosperous homeland for  the people.

  Professor Soludo explained that his first 100 years in office were spent in addressing some key fundamental issues including insecurity and a red treasury, even as he observed that the contribution of oil revenue from NNPC to the federation account has been zero.

  Professor Soludo said that a new Ministry of Homeland Affairs was created to signal the emergency and utmost priority on homeland security in its bid of restoring peace, law and order in the state.

  According to Governor Soludo, different mechanism of sustaining the security architecture through massive consultation, mobilisation and sensitisation of the citizens and critical stakeholders including security agencies among others were implored.

  The governor stressed that the establishment and inauguration of the Truth, Justice and Peace Committee was to investigate the remote and immediate causes of the agitation and violence in Anambra and the Southeast in general.

  On works and infrastructure, the governor noted that direct labour intervention had been successfully deployed to rebuild the washout section of the Enugu-Onitsha federal highway, as well as the Amansea-Ugwuoba axis of the Enugu-Onitsha Federal high way.

  Professor Soludo revealed that the engineering design  procurement process had been completed and that contractors would soon be moved to site to tackle with the dangerous portions of two federal highways which experienced massive flooding each year, drowning unsuspecting commuters such as the Ekwulobia -Nnobi federal road and the Ogbinike -Ogidi section of the Enugu-Onitsha old road.

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  The governor, while emphasising on the ongoing desilting of 1km of the Obodo- Ukwu road, Okpoko to Idemili River end of Sakamori storm water discharge, noted that the exercise would soon move on to the Fegge /Nwagene end of the discharge.

  Also on power and water resources, the governor hinted that his government had reconstituted and reinvigorated the Anambra State Power Committee which has the EEDC as member as part of measures to attain its goal for a universal electricity access for the people of Anambra.

  The rehabilitation of water facilities at the Jerome Udorji Secretariat for civil servants is underway and the completion of urban water generation at Amuko Nnewi.

  On agriculture, Professor Soludo observed that his administration had successfully launched the new Agro-economic transformation along oil palm and coconut production value chain with the target of planting one million trees per annum.

  The governor pointed out that over 30 communities, institutions are and investors have been profiled to plant 2.5million seedlings in partnership with the state government designed to start from where M.I Okpara stopped and to maximise the potential in agro valued chain, aimed at creating jobs and revenue to the state government.

  On transportation, Gorvenor Soludo further explained that the government had embarked on massive decongestion and removal of obstruction along major roads and market encroachment activities on the road in Amansea, Bridge Head Onitsha, Ekwulobia, Awka, among others.

  On education, Professor Soludo announced that the phase 2 of screening exercise of over 40000 candidates that applied for teaching job in the primary and secondary schools in the state had been completed, saying that the next phase of the last 6000 candidates would soon commence.

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  On health, Soludo disclosed that the launching of the biggest Coordinated Wholesale Center in Oba had been achieved which in turn will attract many investors when completed.

  The Deputy Speaker, Anambra State House of Assembly, Mr Paschal Agbodike  and some legislators, commissioners  and other top government functionaries witnessed  the  event.

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