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The Anambra State Governor, Professor Chukwuma Soludo has insisted that more than half of the indigenous population of Anambra actually live and reside outside the main State.
The Governor had made this statement while calling on the international community to help and fully assist his administration in its bid to build a prosperous and sustainable Anambra.
The former Central Bank Governor made the call when he received a delegation of United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria at the Governor’s Lodge in Awka.
A statement by Christian Aburime, Soludo’s Press Secretary, said the UN team was led by Mr Marthias Schmale.
Soludo said the active participatory roles of international collaborators were crucial to the development of Anambra and the country in general. The governor also stated that the UN team’s visit was significant for Anambra and his administration in particular, especially at a time when the UN had not had an office in the entire South East for a long time.
According to him, “more than half of the indigenous population of Anambra live outside the state; my administration will soon inaugurate the Anambra Education Council, to further engender qualitative and accessible education.
“We will also establish the Strategy Execution and Evaluation, ‘SEE’ office.”
In another report, The Governor of Anambra State, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, has reiterated his administration’s commitment to the development of sports in the state.
Speaking in Awka on the occasion of his 100 days of his administration on Saturday, Soludo disclosed sports was a robust part of his manifesto, adding that he was passionate about sports.
He added that the prevailing security situation in the state had not made it possible for his government to implement his plans for sports.
He said, ‘My administration is willing to reignite the tradition. To be honest with you, we are very passionate about sports. If you look at our manifesto, we spoke very eloquently on it. We believe in the sports economy, it is an area that we need to exploit and explore.
‘We had planned to kick start sporting activities the next day after our inauguration, but for insecurity, that was not possible. As a matter of fact, I have my bicycle and I would have loved to use it to work, but I have been advised to shelve that for some time.’
The governor promised that he would not only establish a state-owned football club, but also develop sports from the grassroots, with the revival of the moribund school sports competitions in the state.