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Soludo not too slow, but planning, says school administrator

By Osiberoha Osibe, Awkla
16 June 2022   |   4:00 am
The high expectations of many residents and indigenes of Anambra State from Governor Chukwuma Soludo may not have been met, but a school proprietor, Jeef Obuorah, has urged the citizenry against hasty assessment of performance...

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…Advises Soludo to set up Youth Restiveness Fund, Operations Research Team
The high expectations of many residents and indigenes of Anambra State from Governor Chukwuma Soludo may not have been met, but a school proprietor, Jeef Obuorah, has urged the citizenry against hasty assessment of performance of the governor within 100 days in office.

Speaking to The Guardian in Awka, the state capital, yesterday, Obuorah insisted: “Soludo is not slow, but planning. 100 days in office is not enough to assess a planner.”

According to him, former governor of the State, Peter Obi, started on a slow note, and even suffered an impeachment, but bounced back to give resounding performances, which are still being appreciated.

Obuorah, who is the Proprietor of Netherlands International Schools, Awka and Abuja, observed that the governor could only be assessed in the context of his performance after one year in office.

He said: “Soludo is still on rhetorical methods and the outcome cannot come in 100 days. He is still setting out his plans and strategies. Let him put his house in order first and have a good and complete team to work with. Let him put his house in order; a tree cannot make a forest.”

The educationist contended that paucity of fund is not the major challenge facing the Soludo administration, hinting that the governor has access to four different sources of fund, including federation account, local councils, internally generated revenue, security fund, oil yields and state’s share from oil-producing revenue in view.

Obuorah expressed worry that Soludo is crying over the seeming empty treasure he met after taking over.

He advised him to look out for sources of revenue from local and international organisations and out-source certain jobs to consultants if he does not have competence hands to write bankable proposals.

While observing that no government ministry can do without Operations Research Method, the strategist, who is a scholar in the Kwame Nkrumah School of Ideology, called on the governor to set up Operations Research Unit to weigh policies and evaluate programmes to keep track of standards.

He disagreed with the governor in his outreach launch for security fund to fight crime, saying that the he does not need Security Fund, but Youth Restiveness Fund.

“At a diplomatic level, you don’t need security fund, which is not discussed in public domain. Soludo should focus more on restiveness, raise fund and allow each community/village to tackle the issue of restiveness,” Obuorah said.

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