Obiano Promises To Tackle Akpo Community’s Infrastructural Challenges

anambra state, properties destroyed, Ukpo, Abagana, land disputeAnambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has assured the people of Akpo community in Aguata Local Government Area of his commitment to tackling some of the critical infrastructural projects in the community.

He believes such projects will make life more meaningful for them, but said it would begin as soon as the Federal Government released the 4.5 billion Naira it owed the state.

The Governor spoke on Saturday during the grand reception organised for him by the Akpo people where they also give an overwhelming endorsement to his leadership style and pledged their support for the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA).

They said his political party was the vehicle for onward transformation of Anambra state beyond the governor’s first term in office.

It was like a homecoming for Governor Obiano, when he arrived in Akpo community.

Exchange of pleasantries with the chieftains of the APGA was a spectacle to behold, as happiness and laughter flowed freely.

The excited traditional ruler, red cap chiefs and the members of the community, who trooped out in their hundreds to welcome the Governor in his maiden visit to their community also enjoyed a fair share of handshakes of love from him.

Traditional dancers and Akpo Choir with a special anthem also joined in welcoming the Governor.

In an address of welcome, the President General of the town, Mr Godwin Ezeno, congratulated the Governor for the mile stones he had achieved in his quest to transform Anambra State within two years as well the vigour with which he had pursued his four administrative blueprint of Agriculture, trade and commerce, oil and gas and industrialisation.

For this, they endorsed him as the best and pledge loyalty and support for him and APGA, as the 2017 governorship election in the state approaches.

The people appealed to the Governor for intervention in road construction, renovation of the community’s secondary school, rural electrification, as well as government appointments.

They showered the Governor with gifts and for a practical show and proof of support to the Governor by Akpo people, a certificate of endorsement was also presented to the Governor.

The highly elated Governor assured Akpo community of his commitment to ensuring that immediate intervention came in road infrastructure and the renovation of their school as soon as the Federal Government released monies it owed the state.

Governor Obiano commended the residents of the community for choosing agriculture and for the 20 million Naira project the state government would undertake in each of the 177 communities of Anambra state.

In his reaction to the development, the former National Chairman of APGA, Victor Umeh, expressed joy at the turn of event in Anambra State and said it was a clear indication that APGA government was working to bring the dividends of democracy to the people which is commendable.

The Akpo community declaration of support for Governor Willie Obiano and APGA is coming on the heels of several other communities’ declarations which have positive implication on the fortunes of the present administration as the 2017 governorship election beckons in Anambra state.

South-east Traders Protest Boko Haram Prisoners’ Stay

south-east- traders-on- boko haramTraders in Nigeria’s South-east have shut down markets in Anambra, Enugu, Imo, Abia and Ebonyi States in protest of the continued stay of the dreaded  Boko Haram prisoners in the region.

The protest is coming despite the assurance by the Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, after a security meeting with a seven-man delegation from the National Security Adviser, that the 47 Boko Haram detainees at Ekwulobia prison will be moved out of the state soon.

The traders assembled at Ekwulobia to register their resentment against the prisoners through the National President of the South-east Traders Association, Mr Okwudili Ezenwankwo.

Mr Ezenwankwo said that the presence of the Boko Haram prisoners was a security threat to the region which had been battling kidnapping cases.

The traders further stressed that they have never taken any kidnap suspect to the north for trial. He, however, wondered why the insurgents should be brought down to the east where no trial or any form of prosecution would be conducted.

While the outcry went on, the academia, students and pupils of Aguata extraction, gathered at Ekwulobia Stadium to assert that all the challenges of life could only be addressed through education which they said, was the only tool for competition globally.

The coordinator of Aguata Academic Competition, Mr Bart Nwibe, said that good education would sharpen and develop the potentials of youth to get to a desired level of excellence rather than illiteracy which would expose them to vices.

The traditional ruler of Akpo community, HRH Jonathan Okpalaezecha summed up the event, maintaining that competition in education would help youths to become achievers as well as help shape their lives.