By Emeka Aginam
The Anambra State government under Peter Obiâ€™s administration has donated not less than 750 Personal Computers, (PCs) toÂ 75 secondary schools in Anambra state.
Under the capacity building initiative , each schoolÂ as contained inÂ Governor Peter Obiâ€™s 3 years of solid accomplishments: Laying the foundation of the new Anambra State hasÂ received 10 PCsÂ Â from the state government. This according to the state government isÂ to prepare the studentsÂ to face the challengesÂ of 21st century knowledge economy.
Obi who spoke last week to Anambra Journalistâ€™s Forum shortly after a facility tour of the state noted with optimism that the provision of these PCs to the secondary schools in the state will go a long way in preparing theÂ for the challenges ahead after graduation.
Obi,Â while lamenting on the death of infrastructure in the state said that the donation of the PCs to these schools was to empower them with IT tools and knowledge needed to face the labour market.
â€œI am very passionate about IT education ofÂ these students. We need to continue to lay foundation for our children. IT education is the bedrock of any society. Our children may not forgive any government that fails to empower them with IT tools in the knowledge economyâ€ he said, adding the development of the state lies in the hands everybody in the state.
Obi,Â who disclosedÂ thatÂ Â schoolsÂ in Anambra have noÂ functional scienceÂ laboratory said thatÂ theÂ state has the human resources to produce the best brain in software development if there is enabling environment for the students.
It would be recalled that on n resumption of office, Obi hadÂ quickly embarked on massive road construction in an organized and strategic manner, executing in three years a total of 350kms of asphalted roads out of the over 658kms awarded, the highest by any previous Governor in the State.
At the same time, unlike under any other previous Governor, other sectors are receiving attention in accordance with ANIDS.What has distinguished him from some other Governors , according ti industry observers is his sense of justice and fairness in taking development to every part of the State.
He is, for example, the first Governor that has started the construction of a road in Anambra West Local Government Area- Umueze Anam-Mmiata Road.
As a result of his passion for capacity building, ObiÂ has got Onitsha General Hospital and other health institutions in the State accredited by relevant bodies; he has, in three years, completed the first phase of the imposing State Secretariat and has started the second phase; he has started the massive physical development of the State university, and other educational institutions at all levels; he has brought peace and security to the State as testified by security agencies.
Obi has reinvigorated commerce and industry in the State, such that the Central Bank, the Standard Organizations of Nigeria, Corporate Affairs Commission, the Stock Exchange and other organizations are opening shop in the State. This developments now make the state the toast ofÂ Â InternationalÂ agenciescÂ scrambling to establish in the state.