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News - South East - Anambra Updated: December 30, 2023

Anambra: Soludo commissions 11km road, pledges more construction

By Kehinde Ayanboade
December 30, 2023
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Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo has inaugurates 11 kilometers roads at Abatete in Idemili North local government area of the state.

Also, Soludo pledged to do more road construction but praised the community’s private sector initiative and called on other citizens to emulate them. 

Soludo who said the roads were built by private citizens of Abatete, showcasing the potential of Public Private Community Partnerships in infrastructural development, highlighted the importance of such partnerships, stressing that limited resources required collaboration between government, individuals, and communities.

He acknowledged the community’s contribution, comparing it to similar projects in Neni community and pledging similar government support for Abatete’s future development.

The governor outlined his broader vision for road construction across Anambra, including projects in Nzam, Onitsha South, Awka North, and Okpoko communities.

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He encouraged wealthy individuals to invest in their communities by building roads, renovating schools, and supporting local initiatives.

“At least 1,000 Ndi Anambra can construct at least two kilometers of roads. If that is done, Anambra can boast of constructing an additional 2,000 kilometers of roads, boosting infrastructural development in the state.

“Before I became governor, I already built a 4.5-kilometer road in my community,” he stated.

Soludo revealed the state’s limited tax revenue compared to Lagos and emphasised the need for local investment to complement government efforts.

Earlier, the Chairman of the Occasion, Fred Uzoh, also one of Abatete’s sons who built a part of the 11km of roads, said it was a thing of honour to have a governor sitting by his side to encourage them

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He disclosed that Nsukwu, one of Abatete’s four quarters, has seen some of its illustrious sons actively participate in Soludo’s model of Public Private Community Partnership.

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Kehinde Ayanboade

Kehinde, a journalist with Allnews Nigeria, has 7 years experience covering Politics, Entertainment ...

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