Anambra State Governor, Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo, has has presented what looked like his 20 months scorecard to the people of the state.
The governor presented the scorecard during a mega rally organised to support his administration by a support group, Soludo Ambassadors Team,Ed by the Managing Director of Awka Capital Territory Development Agency (ACTDA), Hon Ossy Onuko.
Represented at well attended mega zonal rally by his Chief of Staff, Mr. Ernest Ezeajughi, Governor Soludo appreciated the organizers of the event, while also spotlighting the significant milestones of his government in various sectors of the State.
He expounded on his government’s commencement of work in three key areas of security, infrastructural developments and cleanliness of the State —the foundational pillars of the state of emergency he declared the very day he assumed office.
According to him, while the State is calm now in terms of insecurity, road construction and infrastructural development works are currently ongoing in all the 21 local government areas of the State; while Okpoko, the hitherto largest swamp in Africa, has now been transformed into a regenerated city — a gesture, he said is also being replicated in different parts of the State at the moment.
While hinting that he does not really like blowing his trumpet but prefers the masses who hear, see and feel the impact to do so, Governor Soludo expressed gratitude for the unwavering support from the people and urged them to continue supporting the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA-led government. He further assured the crowd that more transformative initiatives were underway in the State.
“Indeed, we’re changing the gear in Anambra State,” the Governor confidently assured the people.
On his own part, the National Leader of the Soludo Ambassadors and Managing Director of the Awka Capital Territory Development Authority (ACTDA), Mr. Ossy Onuko, who said the aim of the rally was to enlighten the people of the zone on what the Governor is doing and the need to keep supporting him, took the stage to highlight the multifaceted impacts of Governor Soludo’s leadership in the State.
He underscored the Governor’s commitment to youth empowerment, noting the recent empowerment of over 5,000 youths with both skills and financial supports; as well as the recent and ongoing employments of thousands of teachers and health workers in the state, and the recent declaration of free education in primary schools and junior secondary classes of all public schools in the State.
While also drawing attention to over 400 kilometers of extensive road projects so far undertaken by Soludo’s administration, as well as the ongoing construction of Ekwulobia Flyover and the largest amusement park in the southeast; Onuko said beyond road infrastructure, the Governor’s vision also extended into diverse realms, as exemplified by the free distribution of a staggering 1.1 million coconut and palm seedlings —a strategic move towards the palm revolution and sustainable agricultural development in the State.
He further hinted on the Governor’s plan to initiate three new cities in Anambra, to be known as Awka 2.0, Nnewi 2.0. and Onitsha 2.0, adding that the government is also currently reviving the urban water schemes in the State. These initiatives, according to Onuko, collectively illustrate a forward-thinking approach of the Governor to the welfare of the people, transformative development, and general economic wellbeing of the State.
Earlier in his address of welcome, the Anambra South Zonal Coordinator of Soludo Ambassadors, Hon. Nnamso Nwafororizu said the Governor’s second tenure was not negotiable. He recalled that Anambra Central Senatorial District and Anambra North Senatorial District had taken their two tenures each in the leadership of the State, stressing on the need for Anambra South to take their own turn in full without interruptions.