3rd November, 2021
By Jethro Ibileke/Awka
Governor Willie Obiano has told civil servants in Anambra state why he wants Prof. Chukwuma Soludo to succeed him.
Obiano explained this on Wednesday, during the 2021 Public Service Day Celebration, held at the Jerome Udoji Secretariat Complex, in Awka, the state capital.
He said his support for Soludo was borne out of his pedigree and the confidence in his ability to develop and manage Anambra resources.
The Governor gave the assurance that the flag bearer of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), in Saturday’s governorship election in the state, will perform better than other candidates, if elected.
Head of Service, Barrister Harry Uduh, noted that Governor Obiano has kept faith with Anambra workers since inception of his administration.
He pointed out that the Governor has been consistent with payment of salaries, pensions, leave allowances, periodic civil service trainings among other incentives.
APGA candidate, Chukwuma Soludo, described civil servants as the foundation of every government.
Soludo promised to build on the foundation laid by Governor Obiano for consolidation and continuity.
If elected, he said he will implement salary adjustments, once the finances of the state can carry the adjustment
He therefore urged the workers to come out and exercise their franchise in Saturday’s election which he said is very critical to the progress and development of the state.
Meanwhile, the State government has declared Thursday and Friday as work-free days in the state.
Governor Obiano said the holiday will enable the people to travel to their respective voting areas and prepare themselves for Saturday’s governorship election.
While commending the workers for the cooperation between them and his administration, he urged them to mobilize their neighbour’s for the election as it must hold.
He stress that he has fulfilled his promises to them and added more.