By Nkechi Nweke/Regina Nwoye
Nkpor (Idemili North LGA), March 18, 2021 (MOI) President-General, Nkpo Development Union, Mr. Innocent E Mbaagha has commended Gov. Willie Obiano on a job well done over the last seven years.
The PG, who made the commendation, when Information Officers visited his office at Nkpor Civic Centre, said that Gov. Obiano had carried along all Ndi Anambra.
When asked about security challenges in the state, Mbaagha said the administration created a peaceful atmosphere in the state by cracking down on armed robbery and kidnapping.
“One can now come back to Nkpor and sleep with both eyes closed.
“You can move freely at Upper Iweka, Nkpor Junction, New Parts bypass, without being attacked.
“In the past, it was not so; in previous administrations all the rich men ran away from the state their safety,’’ Mbaagha recalled.
Many investors are now at Nkpor and at nearby communities because safety had been assured. “Obiano had taken charge of the security in the state’’.
He said that petty theft currently in the state like snatch of phone, handbags, ATM cards came back as an after effect of the #Endsars protests after it was hijacked by hoodlums.
He said that the Governor had given new directives that anyone or herders found with guns ammunition should be treated as criminals.
While reacting to the issue of Education in the state, Mbaagha said Nkpor had benefited because the current leadership partnered the World Bank to build a 600-room hostel at Nkpor Technical School.
Computers and other e-learning facilities and buses were donated to schools in Nkpor.
Mbaagha credited Gov. Willie Obiano for the giant strides in agriculture, Anambra rice; “you can find local rice everywhere, Ugu is now being exported, Onugbu Ngbo by the Oraukwu community is now at all markets around. This is highly commendable’’.
Mbaagha praised the provision of infrastructures in the area of road development in the state. “network of roads significantly improved in the state.
“Traveling by road is now much more safe and convenient than what it was in the past.
Ndi Nkpor have enjoyed the Umusiome road to Afor Nkpor and central school road to Ogidi which was not motorable before the coming of this administration, who fixed it.
He said that the Civic Centre was completed from the `N20 million choose your project initiative’; no other Governor had ever done this..
“Nkpor has pleaded for the third phase of the N20 million choose your project initiative to enable it complete three roads that they want to link the Akuza road to Nkwelle Ezunnaka, Isingwu to Umuoji before he leaves office.’’
According to him the manner the present administration handled the pandemic that took the entire World by storm has been impressive.
“The Government provided equipment in isolation centres, initiated precautions for safety of Ndi Anambra.’’
Mr Mbaagha said that Ndi Anambra should be grateful to this administration because of the airport at Umueri; before now many were saying that the airport is only on the newspapers and social media but I have been there myself, “its marvelous’’.
The airport would eventually be classified as an international cargo airport and it will create many job opportunities for the youths of the state and reduce the cost of cargo charges from Lagos to Onitsha for the importers and the final consumers.
He prayed to God for more blessings for Gov Obiano wishing that he should be succeeded by someone who would continue with his good works. (MOI)