Live in peace, Obiano charges Anambra indigenes
Governor Willie Obiano has charged Anambra indigenes at home and abroad to live peacefully and think home, “especially with the increasing hostilities against Ndigbo across the country.”
Speaking in Awka at the weekend at a well-attended ceremony to mark the silver jubilee, Obiano noted that the state was still a work-in-progress.
He saluted past leaders and Ndi Anambra for their contributions, sacrifices, industry, gallantry and foresight.
Obiano remarked that he was leveraging on the solid foundation to take the state to the next level.
The anniversary dinner was graced by distinguished indigenes, including Dr. Alex Ekwueme, Dame Virgy Etiaba, Emeka Sibeudu, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, members of the national and state legislatures, the academia, religious and community leaders as well as captains of industries among others.
Earlier, the Deputy Governor and chair of the planning committee, Dr. Nkem Okeke, said the celebration was meant to thank God for His mercies upon the state as it remains on the path of growth and development despite the prevailing economic challenge in the country.
Also speaking, the immediate past national chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Victor Umeh and state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Jerry Nnubia, said what Anambra needed to being the best was visionary leadership which, they maintained, Obiano was providing.