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Obiano Moves to Keep Promise, Begins Construction of 1,000 Housing units for Workers

By James Eze
Chidi Ezeoke, MNI, (middle) exchanging a copy of the  MOU  with Mr. Obi Eneh. MD of Rockland Development Ltd.
Chidi Ezeoke, MNI, (middle) exchanging a copy of the MOU with Mr. Obi Eneh. MD of Rockland Development Ltd.
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In fulfilment of his Workers' Day promise to improve the welfare and conditions of service for workers in Anambra State, Governor Willie Obiano, Monday, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Rockland Development Limited for the construction of 1000 housing units for workers in the state.

This development is coming on the heels of the recent handing of four (4) thirty-eight -seater buses to the Head of Service, Mr. Chid Ezeoke, to ease the transportation problems facing the workers commuting to Awka from various locations in the State.

Speaking after exchanging the MOU, the state governor, Chief Obiano represented by the Head of Service, Mr. Chidi Ezeoke said the move was a practical demonstration that the present administration had the interest of the workers at heart as evidenced in its many worker-friendly initiatives within the short period in office.

The governor charged the private developer to keep to the terms of the agreement and ensure that the 1000 housing unit project was completed on schedule.

He expressed the hope that the private developer would bring his wealth of experience in the sector to bear on the project so as to actualize the dream of the present administration for the workers.

In his brief speech, the MD of the private developing firm, Mr. Obi Eneh thanked the state government for the confidence reposed in his firm and promised to deliver the job as agreed.

Present at the occasion to witness the signing of the Agreement the Commissioner for Housing, Chief Law Chinwuba, the Permanent Secretary, Bureau of Establishments, Pensions and Management Services, Office of the Head of Service, Barrister Hilary Udu and Permanent Secretary, Bureau of Public Service, Manpower Development and Service Welfare in the Office of the HOS, Mrs Ngozi Onu.