Maduako Igbokwe l Saturday, July 02, 2022
ONITSHA, Nigeria- Anambra state governor Prof. Chukwuma Charles Soludo has charged the International community, particularly the United Nations on active participatory roles to assist the country and Anambra State.
Governor Soludo was speaking when the United Nations delegation led by the Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr. Marthias Schmale paid him a courtesy visit at the Governor’s Lodge, Amawbia.
According to the Governor, the visit was significant in the history of the state, noting that for many years, the United Nations was without an office in the South East, until his administration.
He said that his administration ambitious agenda for Anambra is in the areas of security, law and order, economic transformation, human capital, governance, rule of law, value system and the environment.
Soludo also stated that his government wants to benchmark the rest of the world in transforming Anambra State into a liveable homeland.
According to him, more than half of Anambra indigenes live outside the state, noting it is his intention that they will live in the state.
The governor also announced that his administration will soon inaugurate the Anambra Education council, to further engender qualitative and accessible education, as well as establishing the Strategy Execution and Evaluation, ‘SEE’ Office.
In his response, Mr. Schmale said their visit was to familiarise with the South East and erase the perception that they are only interested in the North East. He said that though they may not be able to make input in terms of financial assistance, but could assist in areas of technical assistance.
According to him, one of their targets is to identify where things are working, learn on it and make sure other countries capitalize on it.
Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu, Chief of Staff to the Governor, Mr. Ernest Ezeajughi, Chief of Protocol and Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor, Mr. Glamour Nwoye, Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Mrs Chiamaka Nnake among other senior government officials were present at the event.