By Comr Tonypadre Ezeoliobi
In every private or public institution, there is usually a need for periodic assessment of performance as well as appraisals of staff of those ‘ institutions. Good performance or good governance can be seen to be the accomplishment of a given task measured against present known standards. The results obtained should be adjudged accurate, complete etc. The performance of a governor in our present democratic dispensation is measured by the improvement of quality of life in the state during the period of his governance.
Good governance is not just about right decisions but also about the best possible process for implementing those decisions. It is also a subset of governance, wherein public resources and problems are managed effectively, efficiently and in response to critical needs of the society. As Richard Nixon puts it;” In politics and statecraft,” power means life or death, prosperity or poverty, happiness or tragedy, for thousands or even millions of people”.
In the light of this review, the Anambra state governor, Prof Charles Chukwuma Soludo, who believes in accountability, credibility, creativity, responsiveness, transparency, participatory democracy, rule of law and government of equity and inclusion has in his first 10 days in office made laudable achievements in a number of areas.
Arguably, Charlie-Nwa Mgbafor is not a professional politician but an encyclopedia of knowledge and statecraft. God Almighty has blessed him with the knowledge of the financial and industrial ways and means of turning sand into gold. Just 10 days in office, his performance won him several nicknames like” The Solution Provider” “Problem solver”, “Workaholic governor”, “, Governor General of the south East”, “Governor _Umu ogbenye_” (Governor for the poor) and many accolades.
For instance, Soludo has been commended for achieving several things much faster than all his predecessors. He hit the ground running from day one. It is on the record that immediately after his swearing in as 6th democratically elected governor of Anambra state by the state Chief Judge, Hon Justice Onochie Manasseh Anyachebelu. He entered into his office to commence work immediately. He had meetings with first, security chiefs, then with permanent secretaries of various ministries and then with a special team of stakeholders from Okpoko and also made few appointments.
Soludo has made moves to consolidate on the achievements of his predecessors and has already created an additional part to success by cutting down on the cost of governance and reiterated the commitment of the state to phase out the old method of revenue collection. By signing executive order banning touting in the state. The new method will leverage the use of technology and ensure that a large percent of government revenues from the source fully comes into government coffers for effective use.
SOLUDO, the man whose yes is yes has fulfilled one of his campaign promises by his ability to dismantle Onitsha, the commercial nerve center of the state especially Head bridge and Upper Iweka activities and excesses of street urchins, touts and hoodlums which for some years now portrayed Anambra in the negative perspective in the international community.
Soludo is also known for his no- nonsense stand to environmental violation. He has demonstrated his commitment to clean up Okpoko, one of the largest urban slums and other under developed areas of the state of its filthiness through efficient waste management system.
As a governor who listens to the cry of the masses and the vulnerable, Soludo has placed sanctions on illegal revenue collection by non-state actors who harass traders, transporters, artisans and business owners in Anambra state.
In the area of security, Charlie Nwamgbafor has made remarkable improvement as the IPOB/ESN have indicated their readiness to dialogue with South East governors, South South and Federal government once Soludo will lead the debate for peace and security in the zone. He has assured Ndi Anambra that adequate measures have been put in place for the commencement of Officials duties and economic activities on Mondays.
Soludo is indeed a revolutionist. His promotion of homemade products has rejigged the psyche of Nigerians. He promised to make Innoson vehicle being produced in Anambra State his vehicle as a Governor. And that he has done! This singular gesture triggered some ripple effects as the federal government made demands of Innoson vehicles shortly after Soludo’s proclamation. His Akwaete Revolution gained momentum across the Niger. On March 23rd, 2022 PDP governors were sited wearing the fabrics during their extra Ordinary Meeting at Abia.
He has shown that he is not nepotistic in his appointment. He believes in one Anambra, One people with one Agenda.
In conclusion, if these achievements can be recorded within his 10 days in office, then, there is no doubt that with the emergence of his commissioners and directors of agencies, Soludo is sure to bring all his campaign promises to reality and make a name in the history of Anambra State. It is therefore right to say that the best is yet to come in Soludo’s There is nothing anyone anywhere on earth or in heavens can do to stop the Echoes of the Soludo Solution from encompassing and elevating Anambra state, South East Zone and Nigeria as a whole. For it is settled in the highest heavens, the abode of the God Almighty.
I believe in Anambra
I believe in the shining light
I believe in Chukwuma Soludo
Education with integrity
Development with Security
I believe in Chukwuma Soludo
God bless Soludo
God bless Anambra