By Christian ABURIME
Anambra State Governor, Prof Chukwuma Charles Soludo earlier today Saturday, April 2, 2022 undertook the inspection and formal flag-off of the clean up exercise of Okpoko and Onitsha environs
Prof Soludo had promised during his electioneering campaign to massively clean up Okpoko and other vicinity around the Onitsha axis and modernize it.
Governor Soludo on taking the oath of office embarked on his first official visit to Okpoko the following day to access the level of environmental degradation within the area
Governor Soludo thereafter deployed bulldozers under the supervision of the Deputy Governor, Dr Onyekachukwu Ibezim to begin the massive clean up of the urban slum
The Governor, today, officially visited the Onitsha and Okpoko areas where he spoke to the people on the need to keep the environment clean and to also stop dumping refuse inside the drainage
Governor Soludo advised that a healthy clean environment can impact positively on the health of the people. He again reassured the people of his determination of not only to clean the area but to also make it habitable for them. He, again, added that the activities of the “Agberos” which has become a menace has also been banned in the metropolis
The Governor was accompanied on the trip by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof Solo Chukwulobelu; Chief of Staff, Mr Ernest Ezeajughi, Deputy Chief of Staff and State Chief Protocol, Hon Chinedu Nwoye (Glamour) and other top government functionaries.
On hand to receive and conduct the Governor and his entourage around, were the Deputy Governor, Dr Onyekachukwu Ibezim; Ogbaru LGA TC chairman, Hon Arinze Awogu, Hon Chike Anyaonu and several others, including the ecstatic crowd who were happy and singing praises of Governor Soludo for coming to their rescue
Governor Soludo after going round the area, expressed satisfaction at the work done so far