Prof Chukwuma Charles Soludo CFR, Governor of Anambra State, has stated that he will bring the Export Emporium and the Largest Shopping Mall in Africa to Dunukofia if the people donate 100 hectares of land to the state government.
During the flag-off and inspection of 2.14 Igwe Ezechi Okoye Road in Dunukofia, Njikoka Local Government Area, the Governor made the declaration.
He told the people to look for land and give it to the government because the world would be relocated to Dunukofia.
Governor Soludo stated that he saw the culvert, which resembles a mini-bridge, after inspecting the road. He expressed satisfaction with the level of work, and the people screamed in unison that the contractors were indeed performing a standard and excellent work.
The Governor said that the people of Dunukofia will become wealthier as the price of land in the area skyrockets once the road is completed.
He expressed gratitude for the opportunity to serve and assured them that his administration is working round the clock, 24 hours a day, to deliver and that, by the grace of God, Anambra will become a ‘A’ state.
While congratulating the people of Njikoka for voting APGA into victory in 12 of the 14 wards in the area, he maintained that his government is doing what the people can see and feel.
“We want to make Anambra a world class state so that people from other states would desire to migrate to Anambra.
“This is what APGA brings to the people; the party brings development and progress,” Soludo said.
He recalled how he promised to intervene in the local governments with the worst roads, Anambra West, Anambra North, and Ogbaru, and how work has now begun in those areas.
“In six months, this road will be duly completed and when next I visit, it will be to commission it.
“Anambra is APGA, and we are APGA. “APGA owns Anambra, and only APGA can fix Anambra,” Soludo asserted.
“Our first priority is security, law, and order. Our second priority is infrastructure and economic transformation.
“This government exists to serve all of us. The goal is to improve people’s lives. This road, according to you, was your biggest problem, and we’ve come to solve it today.
“We shared our sustainable poverty alleviation strategy, which included coconut and palm oil, from which Dunukofia benefited.
“A poor family with up to 20 of these coconut and palm seedlings will be out of poverty for life after 3-4 years when they begin to grow,” Soludo emphasized.
“Millionaires and billionaires will emerge from the 5000 youths we are training in the coming years as we empower them.
“However, it is critical that we permanently eliminate insecurity. If you see something, report it. Give us information about any criminal activity in your area, and we’ll respond right away, Soludo concluded.
Mr. Augustine Onyemaobi, the TC Chairman for Dunukofia Local Government, welcomed Governor Soludo to Ifitedunu, saying the people of Dunukofia are grateful to him for taking and caring for them as his child; the appointments made to their people in his cabinet.
Recalling how the Governor stated that he intends to turn Anambra into one large construction site, he said that they can all see it and are overwhelmed by the road he is constructing in their area.
He also informed the Governor that the recruitment of teachers and health professionals benefited the people of Dunukofia.
The TC Chairman prayed for God’s wisdom and good health upon the life of the Governor.
According to the Commissioner for Works, Engr Ifeanyi Okoma, Anambra is APGA land, and the entire SouthEast will be APGA land in the not-too-distant future.
He recalled the Governor sending him a video message about the road and instructing him to look at it.
The Commissioner also stated that Soludo approved the road’s construction and that the EXCO agreed based on his decision.
The road was awarded on November 14th, and construction started in December. The contractor has accomplished far more than foreign contractors.
He stated that the contractor, Master Holding (Nig) Ltd, described the road as Q and A, which stands for quality and assurance for all of Anambra State.
According to the Commissioner, the road will have a 22-metre culvert, drainages, 200 mm, 8-inch stone base, and 6-inch cement stabilization, as well as 1.26km of earthwork that has already been completed and is guaranteed for 20 years. Before asphalt is applied, a 500-metre filter bed is already in place to prevent erosion.
The Contractor assured the road will be completed within the next six months.
Hon Mark Okoye, MD of Anambra State Investment Promotion and Protection Agency and a native of Ifitedunu, recalled how the Governor visited Dunukofia during his governorship campaign to address the people.
He revealed that Soludo asked him to provide a list of Njikoka’s needs, which he stated included Orie-Agu decongestion, road construction, the construction of a flyover, an ongoing project at Umunachi, and job opportunities. He praised the Governor for fulfilling all of their requests.
“I have pleaded with previous governments for these road but no headway but I pleaded with Soludo once and he granted my request.
“The road is economical because it’s only 7km close to the Anambra Airport. The road has increased the value of the land around it.
“You are the best thing that has happened to Dunukofia in our opinion, and to thank you, the entire APGA structure in this area will vote heavily for the party,” Mark Okoye said.
According to Engr. Emeka Okonkwo (Konti Complete), MD of Anambra Road Traffic Management Agency, the Former Governor of Anambra and Soludo visited Dunukofia on October 9, 2021.
“I remember Governor Soludo promising to finish this road, and now that promise has been kept,” he said.
He stated that on February 25th and March 11th, the people of Dunukofia will vote for Soludo in the same manner as they did in the previous gubernatorial election.
He also promised Soludo that APGA would do well in Dunukofia.
“Despite BVAS challenges, APGA received 4,124 votes, while the party that came in second received 1,997 votes, a significant margin,” he said.
Hon. Chunks Azotani, APGA Candidate for Dunukofia Constituency, Anambra State House of Assembly, informed the Governor that all of his work in the area has aided his campaign tour because he has something to brag about what APGA is doing.
Sir Pete Ibida Anaocha, APGA Candidate for Anaocha, Njikoka, Dunukofia Constituency in the Federal House of Representatives, expressed delight at the standard of road that the Governor is constructing in Dunukofia.
He boldly declared, with every sense of audacity, that Dunukofia always come first for APGA in Njikoka Local Government.
Mr Offornze Amucheazi, Commissioner for Lands, told the people that the Governor has big plans for the people of Dunukofia and urged them to support the Governor by voting for all APGA candidates in the upcoming election. He claims that the road construction will relieve congestion at Orie-Agu.
The Secretary to the State Government, Prof Solo Chukwulobelu, Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Mrs Chiamaka Nnake, APGA Local Government Chairman, Hon Vincent Ezennia, Njikoka APGA Ward Chairmen, Njikoka APGA Party Executives, Njikoka Traditional Rulers amongst others attended the event.