Anambra State governor Charles Soludo. Photo/FACEBOOK/ProfCharlesSoludo
The Nigeria Policy Institute, USA (NPI-USA), a non-partisan organisation, has pledged to support Anambra State Governor, Charles Soludo, in his infrastructure projects in the state.
The Executive Director of the institute, Chief Jimmy Asiegbu, who spoke with journalists in Awka, yesterday, expressed the institute’s readiness to support the Soludo administration financially and technologically.
He said the group would be part of the progressive changes needed for effective and productive governance of Anambra and the country.
Asiegbu commended Soludo for effectively handling the troubling issue of insecurity as peace and safety of life are gradually being restored in the state.
He also commended the governor for cleaning up Okpoko, Awka, Onitsha and environs, as well as closing the tax loopholes and revenue misappropriations in the state.
“Soludo has demonstrated that he is equal to the task of fulfilling his campaign promises to people of the state.
“These campaign promises include turning Anambra into a livable environment, road construction and tackling infrastructural decays, flood and erosion related problems across the state.
“It is a welcome development that Anambra indigenes in Diaspora are supporting Soludo’s projects, and we urge other indigenes living abroad to emulate this gesture,” he said.
Asiegbu urged the governor to work with the Diaspora indigenes of the state to assist his government financially, technologically and otherwise by setting up accounts where they could donate their ‘widow’s might.’
He called for progressive steps to attract local and foreign businesses, for business growth and job creation for the sake of unemployed youths in the state.
“We urge the governor to surround himself with good advisers, who will tell him the truth and suggest the best approach to solving problems of the state.
“NPI-USA has confidence that Soludo will surpass the performance of his predecessors and make Anambra the Dubai of Africa as he had always promised,” he said. He, therefore, called on residents to accord the governor the support he needs to succeed.