Thursday, 3 March 2016

Obiano Reveals Secret of Success

                 (L-R) Chief Law Chinwuba, Commissioner for Works, Chief Willie
                    Obiano, Governor Willie Obiano and the site engineer during the
                                  Governor's tour of the Kwata Bridge in Awka

By James Eze (

The Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano has finally revealed his best kept secret which has helped him maintain a commendable performance in office in a time when most states of the federation have failed to meet their obligations.

Speaking to newsmen in Awka during an inspection tour that took him to some bridges that are still under construction in the state in spite of the prevailing economic crunch in the country, Governor Obiano revealed that what he had simply done was to bring down the cost of governance drastically and rev up Internally Generated Revenue (IGR).

                          The Aguleri-Otu - Orient Petroleum Road Project under construction

According to him, there was also a bold effort to detect all the leakages in the system and plug all the holes that were bleeding government resources dry, leading to the weeding out of 800 ghost workers from the government pay roll.

Governor Obiano assured that he had made adequate provision to ensure that work would continue on the bridges that are being built in the state in spite of the deplorable state of the economy.

                       Governor Willie Obiano receiving a warm welcome from the school
                       children of St Mary Primary School Aguleri-Otu during the road tour

Assuring that the three flyovers under construction would be completed in May this year, Governor Obiano observed that the bridges would give Awka the long awaited aesthetic feel of a modern city and set the tone for accelerated development of the proposed model city for the Awka capital.

He reiterated that everything captured in the design of the three bridges would be executed to perfection with the flowerbeds, suspenders and other enhancements.

                                           Governor Obiano and his men on the road tour

                                            Different aspects of the road under construction.

Also speaking, the site manager of the construction firm, Mr. Joseph Yusuf commended the governor for showing great commitment to the project as could be seen in his frequent inspection visits and assured that the bridges would be completed on schedule. Pointing out that the Kwata Bridge would be the biggest of the three bridges; Mr. Yusuf assured that the company would do everything within its power to ensure that it did not overshoot the deadline.

                                         Different aspects of the road under construction.

Earlier, Governor Obiano had toured the 47KM Odene Eziagulu-Aguleri Otu-Orient Petroleum Road project which hosts the longest bridge in Anambra State. Addressing the residents of Aguleri-Otu, Governor Obiano had assured that the road would open up the area and the surrounding communities for accelerated development on completion.

According to him, the road would take about two years to complete due in part to the treacherous nature of the terrain but that on completion, the road would transform the fortunes of the community and its neighbours.

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