Anambra State Governor Prof Chukwuma Charles Soludo CFR has emphasized that human capital is our greatest resource and we must mine and develop it.
While referring to the state as head of Tech hub in Nigeria, he urged ndi Anambra to bring their resources home.
The Governor made this remark at the commissioning of Hon. Ferdinand Dozie Nwankwo Centre for Development and ICT in the hilly, serene centre of Enugwu Ukwu, Njikoka Local Government.
Governor Soludo in his address expressed his excitement and admitted it’s the kind of event he loves to attend for the betterment of Anambra.
“Only Government cannot fix Anambra State. The whole resources and budget of the state in Government hands is barely 2%. 98% is in private pockets.
“To develop Anambra will require massive application of Public Community Private Partnership.
“Tonimas is remembered today because he tarred 18km of road with drainages singlehandedly in his community,” he said.
“We have come to celebrate Onyedozi because you will be remembered by your works. The Campus being built in Enugwu Ukwu is also a giant stride in the state.
“I will be the Chief Protocol Officer of any Project that will be embarked upon in Anambra.
“Our mission is to build a liveable and prosperous homeland. This kind of development is at the heart of our agenda, to make Anambra a digital tribe.
“We have set aside some billions for Youth empowerment and the Bank of Industry will also bring matching funds.
“We are pleading with Ndi Anambra to come out and contribute their quota towards the development of the State. This is the Aku luo uno model because it will touch lives
“We signed a contract with two companies to mount fibre optics to provide high speed internet at a cheaper cost
“The beneficiaries from this project will be students, graduates and non-graduates.
“I thank you immensely Onyedozi. You have prioritized human capital even in primary health, ICT and education. These are examples of human capital.
“The roads Onyedozi requested for construction are very important because that’s the greatest desire of Ndi Anambra. Indeed we have a road crises in Anambra.
“As at Monday, we have awarded over 250km of roads and we shall construct all of them.
“Our party slogan is “onye aghana nwanne” we will give life to those who have no access to good roads,” Soludo stressed.
“By the time we complete 24 months in office, every local government will be touched. Very soon, something will start at Oyi LGA.
“We are spending close to 2 billion naira on Federal roads because we cant keep waiting for the Federal Government. Igboukwu – Ichida – Nnobi Roads are all federal roads and we are intervening.
“At Ogbaru, there are roads completely washed off because of the flooding.
“Anambra must be secured but it must take all of us working together. If you see something, say something. If you can do anything, do it.
“I must commend our vigilantes, Security agencies and every onye Anambra giving us information. Together Anambra will continue to win.
“Onyedozi you have set the pace. I encourage you to keep doing the great work you are doing. This ICT Center will be pivotal in our agenda for Anambra State.
“Enugwu Ukwu is the land of the wealth! I am sure Enugwu Ukwu have more than ten Tonimas.
On his part, Hon. Ferdinand Dozie Nwankwo who described the ICT Center as one of his pet projects said skills development, ICT and education which have a special place in the affairs of Governor Soludo will help in the progress of his government.
According to Onyedozi, the skills development/acquisition section of the building has the following units; cosmetology, food processing, wood work, fashion and designing, hair dressing, confectionaries, photography, video editing, cinematography, security system, surveillance, interior decoration and civil finishing.
He pleaded with Governor Soludo to consider partnering with the centre and use it for government ICT trainings, CBT examinations, skills acquisition and any other activity deemed appropriate.
He also disclosed that is constituency office is attached to the same complex which will serve the purpose of easy accessibility to his constituents.
Onyedozi also said he attracted Campus of Federal College of Agriculture Ishiagu to Enugwu Ukwu and the pioneer students are currently in their second year.
He appreciated Governor Soludo for the employment of 5000 teachers, flagging of over 50km of roads in Anambra Central, dredging of 500metres of Mmili John River, culvert de-silting and widening of water flow, flood control at Ogbunike/Ogidi section of Enugu-Onitsha old road, major interventions on two sections of Amansea axis of Enugu-Onitsha old road and intervention on Inland Doors axis of Nkpor-Umuoji Doad.
Onyedozi in conclusion solicited for their unflinching support in his quest to represent them as a Senator for Anambra Central on the platform of APGA
In attendance was the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Mr. Ernest Ezeajughi, APGA Candidate Anambra South, Hon Chris Azubogu, Provost Federal College of Agriculture, Ishiagu Dr Michael Okonkwo, Hon. Chidi Ibemeka Member Representing Njikoka State House of Assembly, Hon Pete Ibida, Hon Ikenna Iyiegbu (Ike Cubana), TC Chairman Idemmili South Hon Obi Amaka, Former Speaker House of Assembly, Rt Hon Anayo Nnebe, Lord Bishops of Awka, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, Traditional Rulers amongst others.