A state lawmaker in Anambra House of Assembly, Amala Anazodo, has backed Governor Willie Obiano’s re-election bid.
Anazodo said that any opposition to Obiano’s second tenure would not be in the best interest of the people of the state. He stated that the current economic recession has affected so many state governments to the extent that they can no longer meet up with their financial obligations including payment of workers’ salaries and pensions, “but this is not so with Governor Obiano because of his prudent management of the available resources to the State. As an accountant, he knows what to do to manage the meagre revenue that come into government coffers.
“The Internally Generated Revenue of many States in Nigeria had dropped, forcing them to depend solely on statutory allocation from the federating account, but Obiano has been able to weather the storm which has made the State to be among the four out of 36 states that are still able to fulfil all their financial obligations.”
He noted that with the efforts of the Anambra State Investment Promotion and Protection Agency (ANSIPPA), the State had become investors’ destination with over $ 7billion investment attracted since the inception of the Obiano’s administration. The lawmaker said this had been made possible because of availability of adequate security in the State.
He said: “ Obiano administration in agriculture is second to none and this is quite apt as the nation is shifting from dependence on oil to a diversified economy. With about $ 2.6 billion investment in this area, Anambra is far ahead of other states in agricultural revolution. The state can now export vegetables and will soon begin to export rice. These are laudable achievements.”