Sunday, 29 May 2016



 In early January, a team of members of Nigeria Policy Institute, USA (NPI-USA) embarked on a self-sponsored unannounced tour of  all the nooks and corners of Anambra State from January 16 to January 22, 2016 to inspect and verify the numerous projects that are being claimed  by Anambra State Governor. The tour was necessitated by numerous postings (in favor and/or  against) on the Internet media by the governor's men and opposition groups disputing factual existence of these projects. Nigerian Policy Institute, USA whose sole aim is to ensure and promote good governance and good government  policies at all levels of governance in Nigeria decided to target Anambra State for an in depth verification of the numerous claims made by the State’s operators on Governor Obiano’s performance, and the common phrase “Willie Is Working” which has become the theme of the governor’s administration to enable us answer the question: Is Willie Really Working?

In order to answer this question, NPI-USA team led by it’s Director, Chief Jimmy Asiegbu whose antecedents for good governance started with his founding of ASA-USA and active involvement in World Igbo Congress. With the assistance of  one of the staffs from Ministry of Works, decided to tour and verify major projects in  the three senatorial Zones in Anambra State, starting with Anambra Central, Anambra North and ending with Anambra South. The projects covered were only the ones awarded and completed by  governor Obiano, on-going projects and the ones awarded by Gov. Obi but completed by the Governor. 

 Armed with a professional photographer paid by NPI-USA, and with our Director’s picture on the site as evidence of being on the ground, NPI-USA started with the flyovers along Awka-Enugu Express road, Agulu Lake Road and Resort Hotel, New Assembly quarters, the new Greenwood City which will house Governor’s lodge and House of Assembly quarters, the Court house, etc, Shop Rite Complex located at the old Ikega Hotel Complex, Amanse-Ugbenu-Ebenebe Road, Nsugbe, Airport cargo road, Umereri Road, Aguleri Oto Road leading to Orient oil rig, Anam – Iyiora Road,Mmiata Bridge at Anam, Iyiora Anam to Oil rig, Anyaemelu Road from Aguleri, Rice Production farm off Anyaemelu-Umueje Road.  Cos Charis Farm at Anaku.


    Other roads under construction include Umunebo to Omo, Ifite Ogwali to Umueje, The huge Rice production farm and milling facility, Umueje Bridge leading to Aguleri-Out Oil Well. Others include Esther Obiako road at GRA from Lands office to Immigration, Okpuno Road to Urum. Similarly, we documented projects in Anambra South including the Rice Mill at Ufuma and some road constructions.

We also observed that the governor has provided access roads to many agrarian communities to help transport food products from farms to markets. Anambra State, in no distant future will become the food basket of Nigeria as the evidence shows many massive rice production mills on the ground.  Besides the excellent security in Anambra State, the administration  is working with NEPA on ensuring steady supply of electricity in the state.

NPI-USA is pleased with her observations and the Governor’s performance since taking office. We also witnessed that there is serious and aggressive determination to find ways to block the leakages in   the IGR (Internal Generated Revenue) to help in executing some of these projects to supplement the continued decrease in the federal Revenue allocation. In a  few days, NPI-USA will start publicizing the pictures to the public, and may build a special web site pages for the pictures. The membership of NPI-USA hereby congratulates His Excellency for his determination in rapidly developing Anambra State and continuing from where his predecessor stopped. We are please with his performance and it is our appeal that he continues to prove that he has become the most performing governor in Nigeria in all aspects of leadership and governance.



Chief Jimmy Asiegbu                                       Nze George Best
Executive Director                                           Chair, Board of Directors
Tel 310 497-5007

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