By Nna Anulumadu
Sequel to the November 6, Governorship Election in Anambra State, an Umuomaku born frontline aspirant under the platform of All Progressives Congress, Dr. Hygers Ifeanyi Igwebuike, has restated his plans towards making Anambra the center of excellence.
Dr. Igwebuike who spoke to newsmen recently during an interview said that Anambra under his watch would be a safe haven for investment opportunities, noting a tactical decision that will bring a long-lasting solution to all the security challenges and other social vices currently threatening citizens and residents alike would be brought to an end.
‘Making Anambra a center and hub of excellence is still very possible, he remarked. There will be a complete overhaul of the existing security outfits to strengthen then in order to meet with the 21 century digitalized security operations in order to attract attention of foreign investors and consequently secure lives and properties of Anambrarians.
He maintained that the promotion of indigenous talents and industry has been enshrined in his blue print in order to bring about the desired transformation and raise the standard of living of all persons.
‘There abound lots and lots of indigenous talents, potentials and local industries that can be revamped to position our dear state in the world map. We are going to work out modalities of harvesting these great potentials within our people rather than having them shine in other places.
He cautioned the people against electing a leader that would take the State many steps backwards again, noting that a new brand of experience in socio-cultural,technology,economic, infrastructural cum intellectual development is necessary now for a more prosperous state.
The Estate Management guru who was the immediate past leader of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in the Archdiocese of Lagos bemoaned the state of roads in most interior part of the state with arable lands for agricultural venture, promising that his administration would give attention to rural road construction that would promote food security.
Dr. Igwebuike who is also a Knight of St. John’s International, KSJI, in the Catholic Church, said that farmers and herdsmen clash as well as inter communal crisis and leadership tussles that has brought untold hardship, loss of lives and properties in some parts of the state would be tackled to ensure that normalcy returns to such communities.
On the issue of Youths restiveness, he said that his administration would develop adequate programmes that would engage youths and deploy them in various fields. He noted that such engagement would ensure that the great potentials residual in the youths would not only be harnessed but also effectively utilized for the repositioning of the state.
He described women as consistent social change agents and explained that more responsibility would be assigned to women under his watch to enable them showcase their potentials.