APPLAUSE AS SOLUDO BRINGS THE WORLD TO ANAMBRA AND TAKES ANAMBRA TO THE WORLD
By Izuchukwu Adichie
There’s no stopping a focused and resolved government. The governor of Anambra state, Chukwuma Soludo is one; and resoundly so. His resolve for a better Anambra typifies his every move, posture and utterances that it is evidently clear that his manifesto is not merely a campaign document but a CONTRACT he signed with ndi-Anambra and chosen to uphold same. He has shown he is committed to undertake the transformation of the state and ensure impactful leadership. Under his watch, Anambra Brand is ready to compete globally.
Early in his administration, Governor Soludo re-assured ndi-Anambra and its residents that his government will globalise Anambra brand by bringing the world to Anambra and taking Anambra to the world. When he made this statement, some people went to town in doubt. But those who knew him never doubted his words, will and ability. We are aware of his courage which is one of his numerous virtue. We were aware of his past undertakings, including taking tough and realistic decisions, moreso working very hard to have his convictions effectively and efficiently implemented.
Governor Soludo’s plan in globalizing Anambra is an audacious one. He is already providing leadership in mobilizing critical stakeholders to deliver on the agenda and, this have seen him brought the entire world to Anambra state on Saturday, July 9, 2022 to understudy the state.
The members of the International Community, comprising the Diplomatic corps and Foreign Development Partners were in Anambra on Saturday, July 9, on a one day working visit. It was the first in a long time. We are confident that their visit would signpost, amongst other things, the begining of strategic partnerships that will improve the living conditions of ndi-Anambra, especially hundreds of thousands of people trapped in Okpoko, and other adjoining slums in the State. Moreso, it is expected that the visit will help open-up the state to investments and unlock her deep-lying potentials.
THE DELEGATION LIST INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:
1- H.E HC Catriona Laing CB; British High Commission: High Commissioner.
2- Mr Martin Huth; Embassy of Germany: Charge of Affairs.
3- H.E. Amb Samuela Isopi; European Union Delegation: Head of Delegation.
4- H.E. HC James Christopher; High Commission of Canada: High Commissioner.
5- H.E. HC Thami Mseleku; High Commission of South Africa: High Commissioner.
6- Mr Ari Aisen; International Monetary Fund: Resident Representative.
7- H.E. Amb Mary Beth Leonard; U.S. Embassy: Ambassador.
8- Mr Matthais Schmale; UN System in Nigeria: Resident/Humanitarian Cordinator.
9- Dr Erasmus Morah; UNAIDS: Country Representative.
10- Mr Mohamed Yahya; UNDP: Resident Representative.
11- Mr Robert Marinovic; UNDSS: Chief Security Adviser.
12- Dr Walter Kazadi Molumbo; WHO: Country Representative.
13- Mr Shubham Chaudhuri; World Bank: Country Director.
14- H.E. Amb Emmanuelle Blatmann; France: Ambassador.
15- H.E. Amb Ihab Awad; Egypt: Ambassador.
16- Ms Ingrid Skjokaas; Embassy of Norway: Charge of Affairs.
17- William Tsuma; UNDP: Programme Manager and Senior Conflict Adviser.
18- Rejoice Emmanuel; UNDP: Communication Associate.
19- Eno-Mfon Akinde; UNDP: Partnership Analyst