By John Ndu : Anambra State governor, Chief Willie Obiano has commenced the second phase of “Operation Light Up Anambra” to bring in night life, attract more meaningful development and as well enhance security in the state.
The second phase started by switching a long stretch of light along the Revenue House junction to the Customs checkpoint on the Amansea axis of the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway.
Accompanied the Governor were, his wife, Chief Mrs Ebelechukwu Obiano, (Osodieme); former Presidential Adviser on Inter-Party Affairs, Senator Ben Ndi Obi; the National Chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance(APGA), Ozo Victor Oye, and the music icon, Flavor amongst others.
The Governor acknowledged that the streetlight project would facilitate and improve the economy of the area which is highly populated by students, assuring that the state government was not resting on its vision in providing basic amenities for Ndi Anambra.
The Commissioner for Power and Domestic Water Development, Mr Obi Nwankwo who explained that the project marked the beginning of the second phase of the light up Anambra project, emphasizing that LED bulbs were used for the project to conserve energy.
Mr Nwankwo said the Governor had in the first phase commissioned over 100 km of lights and the second phase as well will accommodate another 100 km of light, cutting across the three senatorial zones in the state.
In his remarks, the President of student Union Government (SUG)of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Henry Nwangwu expressed the excitment of the students over Gov Obiano’s excellent performance and described the streetlights project in student area as a fulfillment of his promise to them.
The highlight was switching on the light which was performed by a popular Anambra Musical artist, Flavor, with the directive of the Governor.