Saturday, 10 September 2016

"Gov. Willie Obiano is doing very well in Anambra State" - Ex- President Goodluck Jonathan

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has joined the rest of Nigerians in celebrating what could today be called the New Anambra. Speaking to the Deputy Governor of Anambra State, Dr Nkem Okeke recently, President Jonathan louded the transformation going on in Anambra State in all sectors. He concluded by stating in very clear terms, " You guys have done very well, especially in security".

 Anambra has become a case study not only in Security but in socio-economic and infrastructural development. The rapid transformation which has turned Anambra State from the first choice destination of kidnappers to the first choice destination of investors has remained a case study. The administration of Gov. Willie Obiano has turned Anambra State around within a very short period of time. Instead of the mass exodus from Anambra State to neighboring Delta and other States due to insecurity, there is an influx of business men and investors now into Anambra. 

It is not out of place for President Jonathan to join his voice to that of the rest of Nigerians in saying that Gov. Willie Obiano has done very very well in so short a time. From winning the SUN best Governor of the year 2015, to winning Ziks Leadership Award, Gov. Willie Obiano has shown that he has what it takes to move a State from the abyss of poverty and insecurity to the threshold of security and hope. I traveled to Ethiopia last week. While in the plane, I sat behind two people who were discussing the progress in Anambra State, I became interested because they are discussing my State and most importantly because I am involved. One of the people said that Gov. Obiano has done so well in his 8 years in office and began to enumerate the revolution in Agriculture, structural developments, progress in trade, commerce and wealth creation and the introduction of e-commerce, industrialization and Oil and Gas. I was impressed but soon realized that they thought that Gov. Obiano is rounding up his second tenure. I immediately called their attention to the truth that Gov. Willie Obiano has only been in office as the Governor of Anambra State for 2yrs and 6months ...waooh!. The men shouted and declared," Gov. Obiano will surely be the first Governor in Nigeria to return unopposed in his second tenure. It was then that it occurred to me that most people may be thinking that Gov. Willie Obiano is finishing his second tenure of 8years. Gov. Obiano has achieved in two and half years what most Governors were not able to achieve in eight years.   

Gov. Willie Obiano has only been in office as the Governor of Anambra State for 2years and 6 months. It is hardwork, commitment, dedication and grace of God that has sustained what he is doing for the people of Anambra State. It is God's work that Gov. Willie Obiano became the Governor of Anambra State at this time when the economy is upside down. He is able make such a glaring difference which his predecessors were not able to make even in time of plenty. This must be the reason why President Goodluck Jonathan regardless of Party affiliation could not help but join the rest of Nigerians in saying Gov. Willie Obiano is doing well. Yes, Gov. Obiano is doing well and Anambra State people are solidly behind him.

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