There’s Great Infrastructure Deficit Across Anambra, Says Industrialist 

Raymond Ozoji, Awka

An industrialist and owner of one of the most sought after hotels in Anambra state, Hon. Ndubisi Nwobu, has extolled Governor Willie Obiano’s efforts in reducing incidents of kidnapping and armed robbery and creating an enabling business environment for investors to have returns on their investments. He however noted that there was great infrastructure deficit in many places across Anambra State.

He said the governor got it right in the realm of security and safety of the lives and properties of the citizenry, urging him to sustain the tempo of his security networks to avoid loopholes.

Nwobu, who is the Chairman and Chief Executive of the De-GeoGold hotels Awka, told our correspondent at the weekend that the present administration in Anambra leveraged on the gains of ex-governors Chris Nwabueze Ngige and Peter Obi respectively as manifested in the tranquil atmosphere that existed in the state.

He maintained that the incumbent state governor had a soft-landing because his predecessors had prepared the grounds for him to tread upon, noting that “the governor building on the infrastructure built up by previous administrations of Peter Obi and Ngige, has greatly brought insecurity to its lowest ebb. So I commend him for that.”

However, the industrialist expressed deep concern that there is a great deficit of infrastructure in many places across Anambra state. Though he took cognisance of the fact that Governor Willie Obiano has done quite a number of gigantic projects, he maintained that much is still left unattended to.

According to him, “We expect that in the next three years, he will leave the saddle of office as Governor of Anambra state with his head held high and that wish can only come to fruition if he sustains the efforts to provide more infrastructure and sustain the security he brought to bear on the state.”

Nwobu emphasized that Governor Obiano must make frantic efforts to frontally address infrastructural deficits as he observed that roads were dilapidating and begging for construction or rehabilitation.

He said the city capital Awka has not been developed as it ought to be, pointing out that there are no inner city roads within the state capital and there is also no proper taxi system. He therefore stressed that a lot still needed to be done in Anambra state, if the governor must leave office with a great momentum and goodwill.

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