From Odogwu Emeka Odogwu, Awka
As the Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano gets set for the swearing-in ceremony of his second term in office tomorrow, the people of Anambra and indeed, residents of the state are in high spirits.
The great expectations, The AUTHORITY gathered, stem from the performance of the Governor in his first tenure and the landslide victory he got during the elections. The Governor also has no encumbrances that will slow him down even as he would also use the opportunity to appreciate the people of Anambra for their trust in him.
As part of activities for the inauguration, United Nations Resident Coordinator, His Excellency, Edward Kallon is due in Anambra State tomorrow for a business round table with the theme, a�?Consolidating the Visiona�?, which will take place in Awka.
The Inauguration Committee Chairman, Hon Ifeanyi Ibezi, said that Kallon would lead international development partners to the roundtable.
He stated that all is now set for the second term inauguration of His Excellency, Chief Willie Obiano, and His Excellency, Dr Nkem Okeke, as Governor and Deputy Governor of Anambra State on Saturday.
Ibezi disclosed that a three-day programme of activities has been put together as part of the inauguration ceremonies.
The programme of activities includes a business round table with a theme a�?Consolidating the Visiona�?, which will take place in Awka on Friday, March 16, 2018. This will be followed by the formal inauguration ceremony at Ekwueme Square, Awka, on Saturday, March 17, 2018.
a�?The concluding part of the inauguration ceremonies will be a thanksgiving Mass to be held at St Patricka��s Catholic Cathedral, Awka on Sunday, March 18, 2018a�?.
The chairman explained that the convocation of the Anambra Business Roundtable is to signpost the trajectory of Governor Obianoa��s second term which is targeted at ushering in a a�?Greater Tomorrowa�? for Ndi Anambra.
Ibezi stated that the business round table will bring together critical stakeholders from the public and private sectors to highlight growth opportunities in the emerging industries in Anambra State.
At the end of the roundtable, he said, new partnerships would be established aimed at making lives better for Ndi Anambra, through sustainable value creation.
On Day Two of the inauguration programme, Ibezi disclosed that ndi Anambra would witness and participate in a swearing-in ceremony he termed, the first of its kind not only in Anambra State, but also in the entire South East geo-political region. He pointed out that all the twenty-one Local Government Areas in the State have been sensitised to participate in the ceremony. He added that preparations at Ekwueme Square, venue of the swearing-in ceremony, were almost completed.
Ibezi further disclosed that the swearing-in ceremony would be witnessed by dignitaries from across Nigeria and some select foreign countries. According to him, invitations had been distributed since three weeks ago.
It would be recalled that Governor Willie Obiano and his deputy, Dr Nkem Okeke, recorded a landslide victory during the November 18, 2017, governorship election, winning in all the 21 LGAs in the State. That victory is not only the first of such victory in Anambra State, but also in any of the States of the federation.
From Odogwu Emeka Odogwu, Awka