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Soludo Seeks UN Partnership, Assistance on Anambra Development Drive



Governor (Prof.) Chukwuma Soludo has expressed his willingness to partner with the United Nations and other international institutions and development assistance agencies and groups in his quest to create a prosperous and liveable Anambra state.

Governor Soludo made the appeal when the United Nations delegation led by the Resident and Humanitarian Cordinator in Nigeria, Mr Marthias Schmale, paid him a courtesy visit at the Governor’s Lodge, Amawbia.

According to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Christian Aburime, Soludo described the visit as significant in the history of the state, pointing out that for many years, the United Nations was without an office in the South-East, until his administration came on board.

“Speaking on his administration’s huge and ambitious agenda for Anambra in the areas of security, law and order, economic transformation, human capital, governance, rule of law and value system and the environment, Soludo emphasized that his government would want to benchmark with the rest of the world in transforming Anambra State into a liveable and prosperous homeland.”, he said.

Governor Soludo, who observed that more than half of the indigenous population of Anambra citizens live outside the state, according to Aburime, announced that his administration would soon inaugurate the Anambra Education council, to further engender qualitative and accessible education, as well as establishing the Strategy Execution and Evaluation, ‘SEE’ Office.

In his response, Mr. Schmale said their visit was to familiarise with the South East and erase the perception that they are only interested in the North East. He emphasised that though they may not be able to make input in terms of financial assistance, but could assist in areas of technical assistance.

Schmale explained that one of their targets is to identify where things are working, learn on it and make sure other countries capitalize on it.

The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Professor Solo Chukwulobelu, Chief of Staff to the Governor, Mr. Ernest Ezeajughi, Chief of Protocol and Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor, Mr. Glamour Nwoye, Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Mrs Chiamaka Nnake among other senior government officials were present at the event.

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