ANAMBRA’S template of governance under the Gov. Willie Obiano-led administration has been rated as the best model in Nigeria in the present dispensation.
A delegation of Senior Course 43 of National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Jos, gave the rating after their one-week study tour of government establishments in Anambra State.
The delegation was led by Dr. Ibrahim Chonji.
Welcoming members of them, Secretary to State Government (SSG) of Anambra State, Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu, thanked members of the institute for their unbiased assessment.
Providing an overview of what the Obiano administration has done since its inception in 2014, while interacting with the team, Prof. Chukwulobelu assured them that what they saw around Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in study schedule was not a fluke but part of the indelible legacy that Gov. Obiano bequeathed on Anambra State.
Earlier while explaining their visit, Dr. Chonji, said the study tour was meant to acquaint the team with the nitty-gritties of governance in Anambra State, adding that they visited under the auspices of an apex Think Thank Agency of the federal government.
According to Dr. Chonji, Anambra was among 14 states in Nigeria which they were mandated to understudy by President Muhammadu Buhari.
He further explained that every year, NIPSS meets for 10 months in Kuru to deliberate on pressing national issues with a view to providing practicable solutions that were locally discovered. He promised to ensure that their recommendation of the Anambra model will be prescribed for other states for emulation or adaptation.
Also speaking, Anambra State Commissioner for Basic Education, Prof. Kate Omenugha, in her presentation tilted ‘Engaging Nigeria Teachers in Technological Growth, Transformative Leadership, Issues, Challenges, Success Stories and Lessons Learned’ told the participants of the successes recorded in the education sector, through technological advancements engineered by Gov. Willie Obiano.
Commissioner for Works, Marcel Ifejiofor, his Information and Public Enlightenment counterpart, C. Don Adinuba, among others, equally made presentations, while Commissioner for Health, Dr. Vincent Okpala, that of Transport, Mr. Afam Mbanefo, as well as Commissioner of Agriculture, Nnamdi Onukwuba were equally present.