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ANNIVERSARY: OBI GETS HIGH MARKS

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Anambra State governor, Peter Obi continues to receive praises as he marked the first anniversary of his second term in office.

His administration marked its one year anniversary on March17, 2011.

Among the array of personalities who were full of encomiums for Obi was a retired Chief Judge of Anambra State, Justice Godwin Ononiba.

He commended the governor for putting in place an effective security network in the state.

The retired jurist noted that the efficient security system has enhanced stability and promoted socio-economic activities and observed that the use of vigilantes to complement the efforts of the police was yielding the expected result. He enjoined the people to cooperate by upholding law and order as nobody was above the law.

Also, the APGA candidate for Anambra East and West Federal Constituency, Mr. Chinedu Idigo said the governor has restored principled leadership through exemplary conduct, selfless and dedicated service. The APGA candidate for Nnewi North and South and Ekwusigo Federal Constituency, Mr. Chris Azubuogu said the governor has continued to uphold his policy of not abandoning any project even as he ensured prudent management of available resources.

Arch-Bishop of the Niger Province and Bishop of Aguata, Most Reverend Christian Efobi remarked that Obi has maintained high level of human and infrastructural development in his second tenure. Most Revd. Efobi who said God used Obi to answer the prayers and request of the people of the state, said the governor has continued to carry religious denominations along and thanked him for the various support given to the various dioceses of the Anglican Communion.

A former member of the National Assembly and APGA candidate for Anambra South Senatorial Zone, Chief Chuma Nzeribe said Obi has exceeded people's expectation in equitable distribution of development projects in the three Senatorial zones and 177 communities in the state. Chief Nzeribe noted that the governor has achieved more mileage of road construction than all previous administrations put together and has linked all parts of the state with quality road network thereby reducing the cost and time of traversing the entire state.

In his reaction, the traditional ruler of Aguleri, Igwe Christopher Idigo said everybody felt the impact of Obi's administration as he was working hard to reverse the neglect of rural dwellers through massive infrastructural development. Igwe Idigo noted that the governor has created conducive and enabling environment for investors to create employment.

The Grand Patron, State Traditional Rulers' Council and traditional ruler of Nnewi, Igwe Kenneth Orizu said the tempo of work has been maintained in various sectors, including rebuilding collapsed structures in schools, providing computers and science equipment as well as building classroom blocks in all communities.