Civil Society, Stakeholders Send 29 Hearty Cheers To Anambra State @29

Anambra State Civil Society Network (ACSONET) a platform for Non State Actors and Stakeholders,
heartily felicitate with Ndi Anambra, friends and well wishers on the occasion of Twenty-Nine Years Of the Creation Of the State.

In a statement released by its Chairman, Prince Chris Azor, the group said, ‘Anambra State, was carved out of old Anambra on 27th August, 1991 as a result of the desire to scale up the potentials and dividends of development. Since its creation, the State has taken a quantum leap in growth and infrastructural development, earning the fame, Light of The Nation.

Anambra has lived up to expectation as a State with immense human, natural and economic resources, populated by people who are imbued with extraordinary intellect and enterprise. Indeed, the highly industrious and resourceful people of Anambra State have justified the need for a State of their own by the remarkable developmental strides recorded in all spheres of life and existence.

According to a social commentator, Dr Emeka Arinze, ‘Currently, Anambra has the lowest poverty index in Nigeria, the highest growth rate of manufacturing outfits and import substitute in rice and vegetable production in Nigeria. Today, Anambra is the State with the lowest loan exposure and Unemployment Rate in Nigeria”


These feats have been further enhanced and sustained, through the able leadership of a reform and development conscious State Governor, Chief (Sir) Willie Obiano, who since mounting the saddle, has taken the State to unprecedented greater heights of prudent resource management, good governance and infrastructural development.

Anambra State, undoubtedly meets
an enviable standard as one of the fastest developing modern city in the world.

The State has won various laurels such as, best State that supports MSMEs in Nigeria. Anambra students, in the past years have cleared most trophies in international competitions, to global delight and admiration.

In its drive for integrity and good governance, a new procurement law was enacted, with the inauguration and operationalization of a State Public Procurement Council and Bureau.
The State was recently ranked topnotch for public participation in budgeting and public finance management, amidst on going reform of all people friendly laws for transparency, accountability and social justice.

The current administration is touching lives and livelihoods, through Community Choose Your Projects initiative, Anambra Community and Social Development Projects (ANCSDPs) Operation Light up Anambra, and Network of roads programme, across the State, Health Insurance Scheme, popularly known as ASHIA, Anambra State Investment Promotion and Protection Agency (ANSIPPA) and Anambra Small Businesses Agency (ASBA) for Ease of Doing Business; a strategy that is transforming the State tremendously, etc.

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Anambra State enjoys the uncommon blessing of producing countless number of outstanding intellectuals and patriots, like Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, first President of Nigeria, Dr Alex Ekwueme, the only Vice President of Igbo extraction, till date, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, Eze Igbo Gburugburu, Prince Akweke Nwafor Orizu and Dr. Chuba Okadigbo (the only Senate Presidents of Igbo extraction) two speakers of the House of Representatives in the erudite personalities of Chief Edwin Umezuoke and Chief Agunwa Anaekwe, Professor Kenneth Dike (first Nigerian Vice Chancellor) Phillip Emeagwali, the computer guru, Professor Chike Obi, foremost mathematician, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, former Secretary General of the Commonwealth, literary gurus, Chinua Achebe and Cyprian Ekwensi; the list is almost endless, including our numerous amazons.

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“Anambra, today, has the best network of roads in Nigeria. The current administration, under the leadership of Chief (Sir) Willie Obiano, has reeled out policy initiatives that have restructured development in the State, with an amazing rapidity. Night life is back, security is superb, streets are dazzling at night, while investors are trooping to the State” Dr Arinze concluded.

We have nothing more to add than to say big congratulations to Ndi Anambra on this most remarkable day in the annals of our existence and essence as a people exceedingly, abundantly, blessed by the Almighty God.

We salute our working Governor and encourage him to keep up the good work, and urge Ndi Anambra to keep hope alive, observe the prescribed COVID-19 and other safety protocols. And Take Responsibility.

We Shall Overcome. We Are Winners.

God Bless Anambra State

God Bless our ‘Willie-ingly’ working Governor

God Bless Nigeria.


Prince Chris Azor

Barr. Chisom Chude

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