ByÂ Vincent Ujumadu
AWKA – THE Managing Director of the World Bank, Dr. Ngozi Okonji-Iweala has said in Awka, that Governor Peter Obiâ€™s fiscal management style has portrayedÂ him as the most fiscal responsible Governor in Nigeria, which she observed, has enabled him use public funds for public good.
The World Bank boss, who was a former Nigerian Finance Minister in a keynote address she delivered in Awka, as part of activities to mark this yearâ€™s mothersâ€™ summit in the state, noted that in view of his (Obi) performance, which has lifted the state in terms of economic growth, there is need for the people of Anambra state to rally round him so as to fast track development in the state.
â€œObi is the most fiscally responsible Governor in Nigeria. I discovered him when I was the Finance Minister. Then, my policy was that I would work with those who were fiscally responsible. He is doing well, but the people must support him.
This is a state where there are so many industrialists and traders, who are all over the world. So, all eyes are on you,â€ she said.
In the paper titled â€œAnambra and the Role of Womenâ€, which was the third in the series and part of activities for the womenâ€™s yearly August meeting, Okonjo -Iweala described Anambra people as hard working, who could survive with or without government support.
She charged women to work together, adding that it is by doing so that they could achieve more for the country.
Addressing the women, Governor Obi announced that the state government had secured N100 million Faith Based Micro Credit loan to be disbursed to women groups to empower them for their various businesses.