Gov Soludo Declears State Of Emergency In Gov Soludo Declears State Of Emergency In Anambra Over Insecurity And Infrastructure
On Wednesday, Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, declared a state of emergency in the state over insecurity and infrastructure.
Soludo guaranteed the populace that he would transform the state into an industrial powerhouse. The governor made the remarks during a town hall meeting of traditional rulers, youth leaders, and other stakeholders in the state on Wednesday in Awka.
He stated that the event was organised to enable the state administration to meet and interface with various stakeholders in order to further the state’s common good.
He expressed concern about the state’s increasing rate of insecurity and urged residents to report anyone of doubtful character living among them, noting that those causing harm exist within communities.
He also ensured the continuation of his predecessor’s programmes despite a lack of funds.
“Today marks 49 days since we took office,” he stated. This is the second time we’re convening this meeting to keep you informed about our commitment to state transformation. We will contact you again in a hundred days. “
“Our first and foremost responsibility is to resurrect Onitsha. Onitsha must be resurrected. Onitsha, as Ndigbo’s Obi. Almost all of the city’s gutters are completely full. Sakamori distillation has begun. All structures obstructing the river must be demolished. “
“Many businessmen have fled the town due to the presence of touts. It’s difficult to find a parking space for shopping. However, we tell you that shopping in Onitsha will soon become delightful. “
While announcing the recruitment of teachers and health professionals to address the manpower shortage in public schools and hospitals, Soludo also pledged to enhance to N25 million the previous administration’s “N20 million community choose your project program.” He continued, “We will collaborate with those who own private farms to help us produce enough palm oil and coconuts for consumption and export.”
In terms of security, Soludo enlisted the help of teenagers from various neighbourhoods in gathering intelligence, assuring them that their identities would be kept strictly confidential.
Traditional rulers and general presidents must seize control of their areas. You must re-evaluate and revitalise your neighbourhood vigilante in order to avert further breakdowns of law and order.
“The culture of quiet must come to an end. I’m sure you’re familiar with the hoodlums, and you must identify them quickly before they strike. We must reintroduce community involvement and rally the youth to reclaim our society, “he stated.