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Moore urges Soludo to take up rail project



….Anambra, doing very well in education – Woman Leader

By Michael Nnebife

A LAGOS-based legal luminary and community leader in Nimo, Njikoka Local Government Area, Anambra State, Chief Chiedu Moore, has called on the state Governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, to embark on a rail project to widen the transportation and commercial horizons of the state.

  Chief Moore made the call while speaking with the press at his Nimo country home recently in the instance of the state’s 31st birthday anniversary.

  He said, “we (Anambra) should begin to think of rail transport system that can connect Nnewi, Ekwuluobia, Nanka, in fact, everywhere in Anambra State. This is because our brothers and our sisters are businesspeople”.

  While commending the past administrations of Mr Peter Obi and Chief Willie Obiano, for their respective achievements, the community leader urged Prof Soludo to ensure that roads he has to construct, should be solid and long lasting, noting that shoddy roads do not add to development.

  He, however, expressed hope that the Soludo administration will take higher the development the state had witnessed since the Obi government.

  Similarly, the President, Catholic Women Organisation (CWO), Assumption Parish, Nimo, Mrs  Maureen Mbuba, rated Anambra State very high in educational development, saying that Anambra pupils have been marking highly commendable marks in both national and international competitions.

  Mrs Mbuba gave the commendation while having a chat with the press at Nimo over the weekend.

  The Nimo woman leader, who is also a school teacher, however, stressed the need for concomitant replacement of retiring teachers in the state education system so as to reduce abysmal rate of vacancies normal exist in the all-important sector.

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  On the ongoing industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, the CWO chairperson expressed worry and disgust, lamenting that Nigeria’s children, who suppose to have being in schools, for intelligential and manpower development of the nation, are languishing at home.

  She, therefore, appealed to the federal government to make a compromise on its stand, for the interest of the children and to save the future of the nation.

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