By VINCENT UJUMADU
AWKA — Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State, has commenced the distribution of 500 buses to secondary schools in the state with 120 school principals receiving keys of vehicles for their schools.
The governor said at the ceremony, at Alex Ekwueme Square in Awka that the buses were part of fulfilling his promise to spend N40 billion as the final push towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, MDG, by 2015.
Obi announced that his government has equally procured 25,000 computers with complete school syllables and books installed in them, adding that all the secondary schools in the state would also get money for provision of sick bays and connection to the internet.
The schools, he added, would receive generators, noting that his government was moved to do these because of the positive result from returning schools to their original missionary owners.
According to him, the fruit of government efforts had already started manifesting in the good performances of Anambra schools in different external examinations.
The governor thanked the Churches for partnering with the state, saying that since government started disbursing money directly to them, they had been able to achieve more than government would have achieved if allowed to spend the money themselves.
Speaking at the event, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Millennium Development Goals, MDGS, Dr. Precious Gbenol, who performed the flag off said if other governors would emulate Governor Obi’s commitment and judicious management of resources, the country would soon register its presence in the global map of development.