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Analyst sets agenda for Prof Soludo as he becomes Governor

The incoming administration in Anambra State has been urged to tackle insecurity head-on to be able to deliver on all its campaign promises to the citizens.

A Public Affairs Commentator, Chief Chidozie Ezeugwa, who gave the charge in a telephone interview with Radio Nigeria, noted that unless the rising spate of crime and criminality is reduced to the barest minimum, it will be impossible for the Professor Chukwuma Soludo-led administration to actualize its good intentions for the state.

According to him, “no serious investors will want to invest in a place that is not safe for investment. It is a waste of money and many shrewd investors will not make such mistakes. As at today, we all can see that our state is not as secured as it had been some years ago”.

“I strongly appeal to Professor Soludo to halt the dangerous trend. I know that he has a good knowledge of the state and what needs to be done to lift it higher. I also know that he had garnered requisite experience in political administration. But, he must be decisive in tackling this insecurity perpetrated by cultists, unknown gunmen, bandits and so on. That way, he would be able to pursue his good plans for the state peacefully,” Chief Ezeugwa noted.

The Public Affairs Commentator also enjoined the in-coming administration to also pay attention to infrastructure especially road network to ease human and vehicular movement across the nooks and crannies of Anambra State.

According to him, priority must also be accorded health and education sectors because of their critical impacts on the lives of the citizens.

“Professor Soludo will do well to repair the roads which are generally in bad state and even construct new ones. I also expect the new governor to address all challenges confronting the health care delivery system of the state as well as fix the problems facing the education sector. The youths need to be empowered to lure them away from crime, which is worsening the security system in the state”.

Chief Ezeugwa stressed the need for the in-coming Governor to appoint the right people in the right positions to be able to take the state to greater heights. “Professor Soludo has a lot at stake. He must be careful not to appoint those who will rubbish his international reputation,” he concluded.

The new administration led by the internationally acclaimed Professor of Economics will be ushered in on the 17th of March, 2022, when the current Governor, Chief Willie bows out.

He will be the first Professor to govern Anambra State joining the likes of Professors Babagana Zulu and Ben Ayade of Borno and Cross River States. Other states governed by Ph.D holders are Abia, Benue, Ekiti and Kano.

According to him, priority must also be accorded health and education sectors because of their critical impacts on the lives of the citizens.

“Professor Soludo will do well to repair the roads which are generally in bad state and even construct new ones. I also expect the new governor to address all challenges confronting the health care delivery system of the state as well as fix the problems facing the education sector. The youths need to be empowered to lure them away from crime, which is worsening the security system in the state”.

Chief Ezeugwa stressed the need for the in-coming Governor to appoint the right people in the right positions to be able to take the state to greater heights. “Professor Soludo has a lot at stake. He must be careful not to appoint those who will rubbish his international reputation,” he concluded.

The new administration led by the internationally acclaimed Professor of Economics will be ushered in on the 17th of March, 2022, when the current Governor, Chief Willie bows out.

Reporting by Alfred Ajayi, editing by Daniel Adejo