Touched By Owelle Onyeka Mbaso
As a proud son of Egbema Ozubulu in Ekwusigo LGA of Anambra State, I take great joy and satisfaction in following the footsteps of my elders who have distinguished themselves in various walks of life. For some, they may not be so lucky to have someone close to them to be a mentor or motivate them.
But for many of us from Egbema-Ozubulu, Owelle Onyeka Mbaso has been scientifically and politically proven to be an asset whose value keeps increasing at an astronomical rate everyday. If you are from Anambra State and you have not been touched by Owelle Onyeka Mbaso, the erudite hardworking SSA Political to Chief Willie M. Obiano (Governor of Anambra State), then you are probably charging a phone without battery.
A graduate of Information Systems and Management from Middlesex University in London, Owelle Onyeka Mbaso followed in the political footsteps of his Great father, Hon. Barr. (Sir) Linus Mbaso of blessed memory and transformed the APGA UK chapter.
He touched that chapter of the party and great things began to happen. As Martin Beck Nworah, I take great joy in telling my friends about this great, gentle and kind politician who though I have never met him face to face, I have been touched repeatedly by his good gestures and hard work. One of my close friends would always refer to him as "Ogalanya Obi ya di Ocha"; the wealthy man with a good heart.
After touching and repositioning the APGA UK chapter, he was found worthy to bring his midas touch to the government of His Excellency, Chief Willie Obiano and he hit the ground running with Willie is Working. In less than two years, the strong Iroko from Ozubulu touched the political foundations of Anambra State and solidified the position of this present administration on so many fronts.
A strategist extra-ordinaire, Owelle Onyeka Mbaso has proven to be an asset Ndi Anambra would always be proud of both now and in the future. And I make bold to say; let the youths running after their girlfriends hear me, let the men drinking in the bars pay attention, the technocrats and politicians, the high and mighty; let it be known from now till the end of time, that a worthy son of Ozubulu touched this state and he will continue to offer up himself to make sure Anambra is indeed, the light of the nation.
Do you know what it means to be touched by Owelle Onyeka Mbaso?
For the first time in the history of this state, millions of Ndi Anambra both at home and abroad are abreast of political developments of Governor Willie Obiano and the philanthropic strides of his darling wife, Chief(Mrs) Ebelechukwu Obiano through the steady flow of emails from Owelle Onyeka Mbaso. Whether you are in Jamaica puffing your pipe or in UK looking for something fantastic, updates about our dear governor is just a click away. Are we surprised? Not at all. When you are touched by a billion hand in one, be rest assured that you have signed up for the best.
I would've gone on to write more and elucidate succinctly on the personality of this great son of Egbema, but I'll keep my flames burning till the appointed time.
Whenever I will have the special privilege of speaking with Owelle Onyeka Mbaso, I will pray to be touched as well. His hand is a magic wand that makes all things right in this political dispensation and of a truth, so many political heavyweights are jealous of His Excellency, Chief Willie M. Obiano for having such an arsenal of mass development in just one person. With Owelle Onyeka Mbaso, the future is secured.
Martin Beck Nworah (MBN) hails from Ozubulu and is a Law student at Nnamdi Azikiwe University. He writes from Awka.
1: SANITY ON EKE-AWKA MARKET ROADS
Sanity has been enforced on the ever clustered Eke-Awka roads at Zik Avenue, Awka Anambra State, bringing much succor to pedestrians and motorists plying the area.
In recent times men of the Anambra Traffic Management Agency (ATMA) and those of "Ocha Brigade," (Operation Clean) could be seen clearing the Eke-Awka roads of traders who display their wares there thereby causing heavy traffic grids and congestion where commuters and traders alike compete the available spaces with vehicles.
Standing at the Zik Avenue round about, motorists coming from UniZik Temporary site, Amaenyi and bank road can be seen negotiating all bends to continue their journeys with ease.
Some marketers and motorists who could not hide their pleasures at the new development praised the State government and security operatives for their efforts at trying to turn the State to a mega region in line with what development is all about they said.
A motorist who doesn't want his name in print wondered why the market women like to risk their lives by bringing their stalls onto the roads and asked, 'what will happen if a heavy duty vehicle loses control and runs into the traders? A heavy casualty and blood will flow and people will blame it on God for not triumphing over the devil."
2: OBIANO PROMISES TO SUSTAIN MISSION SCHOOLS
By Kingsley Ezekwelu
The Anambra state governor, chief Wilie Obiano has promised to disburse the sum of one hundred and fifty million naira(N150m) to all the Anglican Communion mission schools earlier handed back by his predecessor.
The governor who disclosed this during his address to the Synod of the Diocese of Aguata, Anglican Communiion held at the Immanuel Church Parish, Ezinifite in Aguata Local Government said that despite the state's dwindling revenue from the Federation's account, his government has continued to deliver on its statutory responsibilities one of which he noted, included providing funds in sustaining its partnership with the Church in upgrading mission schools in the state. ,
The Governor had emphasised that his administration has so far kept its promise of ensuring unity of faith among religious denominations in all its dealings with them and commended the Diocese for its support to his administration.
"We are equal in the eyes of the Lord; besides, on the day of judgement nobody would ask you for your denomination or religion." He said.
He commended his predecessor, Peter Obi for summoning the courage to return mission schools to their original owners. He reassured that his administration would continue to provide support to the mission schools annually, despite the fact that his administration receives far less that usual.
"What I receive now from the Federal Government is about 70% below what my predecessor received. To God be the glory, Anambra state and Lagos state are the only states that pay salary as at when due"
He urged the Church to utilize the Synod to fashion out better ways of intensifying the impact of their evangelistic strides.
The governor said his administration has made tremendous achievements in the educational sector,consequently has been yielding results . Worthy of note" was that for 3years straight Anambra state has emerged the best in the country in both WAEC and NECO exams.
He disclosed that his administration has taken the welfare of teachers as a priority and that he has increased incentives for teachers serving in rural areas as well as teachers of the core subjects - Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, English and Igbo languages.
Also the superlative performance of our secondary schools debate contingents in national debate competitions and international competitions at Singapore.
President of the Synod, Dean Church of Nigeria and the Archbishop of Province on the Niger, the Most Reverend Christian Efobi said that through the Synod, the Diocese aims to mobilize support for its numerous developmental projects targeted at improving the lives of its congregation.
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