Anambra First Lady Commissions Sanitation Facilities In Communities

Ebelechukwu-ObianoThe wife of Anambra State governor, Ebele Obiano, has commissioned toilet facilities and boreholes in Umudioka, Agulu communities in Dunukofia and Anaocha Local Government Areas, respectively.

Mrs. Obiano says the projects will not only end open defecation method that generates diseases but will in no small measure promote hygiene, healthy and conducive environment especially for women to protect their dignity.

She used the opportunity to condemn a reported incidence of extortion from helpless women in the market, by touts against the state revenue collection procedures and laws, warning mothers to advice their wards to desist from such acts as the law will catch up with them.

The Member representing Dunukofia Constituency in the State House of Assembly, Lawrence Ezeudu, and the Traditional Ruler of Nteje, Igwe Roland Odegbo, all lauded the effort of the wife of the governor for impacting positively on the lives of the people.


Mrs. Obiano also assured the people that in spite of dwindling resources, the present administration is committed to the development of Anambra, create enabling environment for investment and provide women with opportunities to survive against all odds.

Ekwunife Seeks Support For PDP In Anambra’s Awka-north

Uche_EkwunifeThe Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) Candidate for Anambra Central Senatorial Zone, Uche Ekwunife, has assured residents of the area of her readiness to attract developmental projects as well as be a strong voice for her people if elected Senator in the February 14 National Assembly election.

Ekwunife gave the assurance during her ward tour of Awka North and South Local Government Areas of Anambra State which are in the central senatorial district.

Anambra state is an APGA controlled state, but she urged the people to wake up from being at the periphery and aspire to be at the center which voting PDP would guarantee. She solicited votes for President Goodluck Jonathan for a second term in office, stressing that it would be a stepping stone to getting to the center.

In her ambition to represent the people of Anambra Central Senatorial Zone in the red chamber, she explained to the people that Anambra Central Senatorial District was made up of seven Local Government Areas in which Idemili Local Government area had produced senators for four times, Awka and Njikoka have also taken their shots with the exception of Anaocha and Dunukofia.

Ekwunife said in all of the representations, no woman had ever been elected.

She, therefore, urged them to allow a female representation with quality this time and feel the difference.

The people also expressed their support for the woman they described as an Amazon.

Obiano Set To Fight Insecurity With Job Creation

Willie Obiano1Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has assured the youths and the unemployed of his readiness to provide over five hundred thousand jobs to as many as are willing to work.

He announced the plan aimed at in ridding  the state of all criminal elements after the Joint Security Operation embarked on a show of might in the rural communities of the state as most criminals who have fled the urban areas as a result of the brigade attack on them were hibernating in the rural villages.

The governor said registration of unemployed youths had commenced in the 21 Local Government Areas of the state and called on all youths to utilise the opportunity and get employment.

From the Divisional Police Station, Ogidi, in Idemili North Local Government Area, the Joint Security Operation comprising the Police, Army, Navy, State Security Service, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency and the Civil Defense moved in a convoy to patrol the rural areas.

The patrol was not to create fear or terror in the hearts of the people but it was a show of might and superiority over kidnappers and armed robbers in order to affirm the resolve of the Joint Security Operation to dismantling their command and control centers for those who have fled the major cities of the state. The state commissioner of police urged the rural residents to give information to the police if any unknown fellow or activity is noticed in their neighborhood.

When the patrol team got to Oyeagu Abagana, Dunukofia local government area, residents express satisfaction at the level of security they are presently enjoying unlike before.

People stood in awe and wonder as the patrol team moved from Oyeagu to the notorious Awkuzu Junction where navy and military check points were permanently stationed.

On issues of security and unemployment in the state, the Governor assured the people of his commitment to a safe and secure Anambra and announced the registration of youths in the 21 Local Government Areas for meaningful job opportunities.

It is on record that within the two months the Joint Security Operation onslaught commenced in the state. Over 250 criminals have been arrested with 47 as kidnappers. Their property and hideouts have also been demolished with the latest being the Ezinifite and Azia demolition which took place less than a fortnight ago.