Raymond Ozoji, Awka
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has commended Governor Willie Obiano’s anti-corruption stance saying that the governor is in the good books of the commission; describing him as a man of probity and accountability.
Anambra State Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr. C Don Adinuba, stated this at the press unit of the Government House Awka during his maiden post exco briefing with journalists.
The commissioner noted that the EFCC was invited to the governor’s two-day retreat held recently, where the commission according to him, applauded the governor’s financial prudence as well as the way and manner he handled state resources. He said the commission further attested to the fact that the governor was a man of honesty and the EFCC has not found him wanting.
He also stated that the Obiano administration was determined to rebrand Anambra state internally and otherwise pointing out that the aim of the rebranding process was for the citizenry to justify the confidence reposed in his government.
According to the commissioner, the governor did not fall short of the expectations of Ndi-Anambra in his first term and that the governor’s second tenure would be greater, stressing that the governor has mapped out a roburst transforming and developmental agenda for the entire state.
Adinuba who noted that Anambra looked forward to becoming the most competitive and most economically viable state in the country, said the enabling business environment had paved way for more investments and opportunities for prospective investors to exploit.
Although the commissioner emphasized the dire need for value change and reorientation among the citizenry, he maintained that the present administration had zero tolerance for corruption and graft. As a result, he stated pointblank that none of the governor’s new appointees was nominated through lobbying or nepotism.
He added that Governor Willie Obiano would review workers’ salaries this year. The commissioner said the governor was waiting for the Federal Government which he said was currently negotiating with the Nigerial Labour Congress, to announce the new salary structure to enable him to implement it in Anambra state.
The image maker of the state further disclosed that in the governor’s new appointments, all the twenty-one local government areas have a representative adding that the governor was fair and just in his decisions to have every section of the state represented in his cabinet.
Contributing to delibrations at the maiden press conference, the newly appointed Chief Press Secretary to Governor Willie Obiano, Mr. James Eze, mentioned some of the projects that the governor will embark upon in no distant time.
These projects include the construction of pedestrain bridge at Regina Caeli junction Awka, dualisation of Awka Road Onitsha, construction of Orumba nasa military bridge and a host of other projects emphasizing that the governor was committed to meeting the aspirations of Ndi-Anambra.