Anambra would always uphold its flag anywhere, anytime regarding strategic development and good governance. That is why, in recounting the numerous achievements of Governor Willie Obiano since he came on board, one would, undoubtedly, affirm that the difference is clear. His giant strides in making Anambra outstanding among other states are indeed worthy of extending.
Obiano unfolded a master strategy to transform agricultural into a leading player in national and global markets. This recognition has helped him to promote basic human needs. It has also lured many companies and individuals into rice, cassava, maize, vegetables and yam production.
Again, Akpokuedike’s think home philosophy has helped in transforming Anambra economically as Ndi Anambra have started investing at home, thereby reducing unemployment, hunger, death and crime.
Furthermore, Obiano’s administration has made tremendous efforts to place Anambra as a frontline state in development. For instance, the Anambra International Passenger and Cargo Airport and the International Conference Center (ICC) are unequalled. The architectural and engineering designs of the projects are unique. The overall quality of work of the ICC, cited on nine hectares of land and has minimum of ten thousand sitting capacity, is an iconic legacy project that has changed the landscape of Awka. They will surely improve the quality of life of the people.
Also, the Awka City Stadium that was designed as a compact sporting facility with a cover stand, swanky dressing rooms and an electronic scoreboard, FIFA standard pitch and Olympic tartan tracks for sprinters, which are almost completed with installations of synthetic grasses, among others, is a FIFA recognized project that will stand out as a new dawn in Anambra state.
Similarly, since inception, the Obiano administration has improved healthcare facilities across the state. He established the Anambra State Health Insurance Scheme, ASHIA, a policy where people pay a little amount of money for quality healthcare services. The administration has made Anambra emerge as the state with the most efficient healthcare system in Nigeria.
Above all, Governor Obiano’s exceptional love for education has yielded enormous dividends. His sustainable development goals of food security, nutrition, education and health for everyone are worth sustaining. It is commendable that Anambra has keyed into the school feeding programme, which aims to ensure that pupils are provided healthy school meals.
Akpokuedike’s sacrificial services towards improving the welfare of ndi Anambra, despite the present economic challenges in the country, has continued to maintain prompt payment of salaries and other allowances as well as payment of pensions and gratuity. In addition, his government gives promotions as and when due, thus making Anambra to stand out among other.
It is an indisputable truth that Obiano’s administration opened windows of opportunities through various schemes and initiatives. Governor Obiano provided an enabling environment for youth empowerment and community development through his novel twenty million naira community choose your project initiative. The initiative has recorded significant success throughout the 181 benefiting communities in the state.
It is also gratifying to note that the security architecture of the administration brought peace and security, despite the security challenges across the country.
It is expedient, therefore, for everyone, irrespective of political affiliation, to rally round Obiano so that Ndi Anambra will continue to savour the dividends of democracy after him.