By Christian Aburime
Edited by Ononye VC
The governor of Anambra State, Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo, has asserted that human capital is the foundation of development.
Soludo stated this while inspecting the ongoing renovation of the Enugwu-Ukwu General Hospital in Njikoka Council Area.
The governor stressed that his administration understood this on assumption of office. He reiterated that this philosophy necessitated the hiring of 5,000 teachers and over 300 health personnel to end the era of schools without teachers and hospitals without doctors and nurses.
He also reiterated the fact that he was the first governor in the history of the state to hire such a number of workers within nine months in office.
He emphasised that his administration is focused on building people and infrastructure because human capital, according to him, remains the foundation of any society desirous of growth and development. He revealed further that health and education are also given serious attention in his government.
Governor Soludo described Enugwu-Ukwu as a huge town with four large wards and went on to say that the upcoming State House of Assembly election is critical because of the ongoing developments in the state.
“We are currently training and empowering 5000 youth to become future millionaires. This is the spirit of Anambra.
“For all these developments we are doing in the state to continue, ndị Anambra need to perform their civic duties by voting APGA candidates in the upcoming State House of Assembly election,” he said.
Soludo, after stressing on the need for the people to vote massively for Hon. Chidi Ibemeka for Njikoka Constituency 1 in the House of Assembly, assured that all the roads he has flagged off will be completed. He further reassured the people that he is not the typical politician who makes promises and fails to keep to them.
He further explained that he has made 40-50% down payments to contractors for all of the road projects that have been initiated, as well as a down payment for the ongoing Enugwu-Ukwu General Hospital renovation.
Concluding, the governor equally reminded the people to show up for the national census exercise, which will take place after the election.
Earlier, the transition committee chairman of Njikoka LGA, Chief Clem Aguiyi, expressed gratitude on behalf of the people of Enugwu-Ukwu to the governor. He described Soludo as one of the few people who would embark on a project and physically inspect it to ensure adherence to specifications.
Hon. Chidi Ibemeka said the people of Enugwu-Ukwu have been yearning for a distinguished personality to represent them in the House of Assembly for many years. He described himself as that distinguished personality who will closely work with the governor for the growth and development of the state if elected.
The commissioner for health, Dr Afam Obidike, who hails from the area, stated that sufficient manpower and equipment will also be available at the hospital when completed.
He revealed that the hospital would be transformed into a specialist service centre, with the additional recruitment of four additional doctors, nurses, and pharmacists.
The commissioner stressed that the ongoing project in the area should spur the people to turn out en masse and vote for APGA candidates for continuity and development.
Witnessing the event were the commissioner for budget and economic planning, Mrs Chiamaka Nnake; special adviser to the governor on security matters, Ben Chiobi; special adviser to the governor on medicals and pharmaceuticals, Hon. Godwin Nnadozie; and chief of protocol to the governor, Mr Chinedu Nwoye, among others.