Anambra State Governor seeks international assistance
Tochukwu Ifejika Awka
The Anambra State Governor, Chukwuma Charles Soludo has charged the International community, the United Nations system in particular with active participatory roles to assist the country and Anambra State.
This appeal was made by the Governor 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 in Anambra State.
According to the Governor, the visit is significant in the history of the state, pointing out that for many years, the United Nations was without an office in the South East, until his administration came on board.
On his administration’s huge and ambitious agenda for Anambra in the areas of security, law and order, economic transformation, human capital, governance, rule of law and value system and the environment, Governor Soludo emphasised that his government wants to benchmark with the rest of the world in transforming Anambra State into a liveable and prosperous homeland.
“More than half of the indigenous population of Ndi Anambra live outside the state, the Governor 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,” he reiterated.
Mr. Schmale in his response said their visit was to familiarise themselves with the South East and erase the perception that they are only interested in the North East. He emphasised that though they may not be able to make input in terms of financial assistance, but could assist in areas of technical assistance
He explained that one of their targets is to identify where things are working, learn from it and make sure other countries capitalise on it.
Amongst other senior government officials who received the delegation was the Secretary to the State Government, Professor 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, Press Secretary to the Governor Christian Aburime.