Obiano Reveals Secret of Success

By James Eze

The Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, has finally revealed his best kept secret which has helped him maintain a commendable performance in office in a time when most states of the federation have failed to meet their obligations.

Speaking to newsmen in Awka during an inspection tour that took him to some bridges that are still under construction in the state in spite of the prevailing economic crunch in the country, Governor Obiano revealed that what he had simply done was to bring down the cost of governance drastically and rev up Internally Generated Revenue (IGR).

According to him, there was also a bold effort to detect all the leakages in the system and plug all the holes that were bleeding government resources dry, leading to the weeding out of 800 ghost workers from the government pay roll.

Governor Obiano assured that he had made adequate provision to ensure that work would continue on the bridges that are being built in the state in spite of the deplorable state of the economy.

Assuring that the three flyovers under construction would be completed in May this year, Governor Obianoobserved that the bridges would give Awka the long awaited aesthetic feel of a modern city and set the tone for accelerated development of the proposed model city for the Awkacapital.

He reiterated that everything captured in the design of the three bridges would be executed to perfection with the flowerbeds, suspenders and other enhancements.

Also speaking, the site manager of the construction firm, Mr. Joseph Yusuf commended the governor for showing great commitment to the project as could be seen in his frequent inspection visits and assured that the bridges would be completed on schedule. Pointing out that the Kwata Bridge would be the biggest of the three bridges; Mr. Yusuf assured that the company would do everything within its power to ensure that it did not overshoot the deadline.

Earlier, Governor Obiano had toured the 47KM OdeneEziagulu-AguleriOtu-Orient Petroleum Road project which hosts the longest bridge in Anambra State. Addressing the residents of Aguleri-Otu, Governor Obiano had assured that the road would open up the area and the surrounding communities for accelerated development on completion.

According to him, the road would take about two years to complete due in part to the treacherous nature of the terrain but that on completion, the road would transform the fortunes of the community and its neighbours.