Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has given the task of creating a world class city like the Dubai Model City to the Nigerian Institute of Architects, NIA, Anambra State chapter.
They will, in partnership with the Awka Capital Territory Development Authority, ACTDA, develop an effective urban master plan for the Awka Capital Territory, in addition to building high class and modern architectural structures to add to the beauty of the state.
Speaking to members of the Nigerian Institute of Architects, Anambra State chapter, who visited him at the Governor’s Lodge, Awka, Governor Obiano charged them to be more innovative in their drawings and designs.
The Governor harped on building an orderly and sanitized environment as well as finding the best way to manage environmental waste.
He tasked the NIA members to find solutions that will ensure orderliness and environmental sanitation that would propel sustainable development.
He also asked that they develop a system that would help control land use and institute compliance with space standards and approved designs.
Responding, the State Chairman of NIA, Peter Okpala, commended the Governor for his outstanding commitment towards transforming the Awka Capital Territory.
He also lauded him for ensuring that while transformation was going on, priority was also given to the safety of the lives and property of the people through the Governor’s handling of the problem of building collapse which erupted in the early days of his administration.
The Superintendent of Corps and Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Anambra State Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), has debunked the report that NSCDC officials were responsible for a road accident on Sunday.
The crash occurred at the Immigration Junction, along Enugu-Onitsha Expressway near Amansea.
The NSCDC PRO, Mrs Rajunor Egbe, who spoke on behalf of State Commandant of the Corps, said that the officials were at their duty posts at Finotel Junction when the incident occurred.
According to her, they rushed to the scene of the accident to respond to the emergency situation, an action which is part of the Corps’ training.
Contrary to this, eyewitnesses had alleged that the fatal crash was caused by the officials of the NSCDC who were pursuing the driver of the ill-fated container-carrying trailer lorry.
The incident claimed the lives of a man, his wife and first son and left his three other children injured.
Mrs Egbe further stressed that it has been established from the testimony of the Commissioner of Police and the driver of the trailer truck, who is currently under arrest, that the cause of the accident was break failure.