Monday, 13 February 2017


By Kingsley Ezekwelu

The Anambra State Government would construct 1.245 kilometers of road in Awada Layout, Idemili North Council Area of the state, near Onitsha....
Governor Willie Obiano announced this when he attended a holy mass at SS John and Paul Parish, Awada, Obosi to mark the Pastoral visit of the Catholic Archbishop of Onitsha, Most Rev Valerian Okeke to the Parish and the Church Dedication.

The roads according to the governor, includes the 500 Km Osumenyi street, the 425 Km Urum street, the 100 Km Nsugbe street and the 225 Km road leading to St James Anglican Church Awada.

The governor, in a remark during the service said his administration was committed to the upgrade of road infrastructure across the state to reduce the sufferings of Ndi Anambra.

He noted that his administration in the past three years had invested heavily on agriculture to create an alternative foreign exchange earner for the state, and said that with the numerous Investments his administration had attracted in the sector, the state will soon achieve food sufficiency across major food belts and generate surplus for export.

Governor Obiano assured to remain sensitive to the plight of the people and further improve their standard of living so as to reduce the pains of present economic crunch.

In a homily, the Archbishop of Onitsha and Metropolitan of Onitsha Ecclesiastical Province, Most Rev Dr Valerian Okeke said Christ came to the world not to condemn the world but so that through him, the world might be saved, and reminded christians that they can keep God's commandment if they ask for God's grace.

He commended Gov Obiano for his administrative blueprints which had attracted global recognition.

In their remarks, a member of the state Assembly, Beverly Nkemdiche-Ikpeazu and his Onitsha South One counterpart, Mr Patrick Aniuno said the event was historic as it marks 10th year anniversary of the visit of Pope John Paul to the Parish.

Also the Senior Special Assistant to the governor on Religious Matters, Mr Anselem Okafor and a Parishioner, Chief Ezementus Mbonu said the zeal with which the Parishioners had contended for the faith and thanked the Governor for his efforts at improving the living standards of the people evident in his laudable programmes for the development of the state.

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