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Obi vows to tackle crime in Anambra

By Vincent Ujumadu

Awka – Governor Peter Obi has vowed to end the frequent armed robbery and kidnapping in Anambra state in two weeks from now, insisting that the measures to be adopted would expose those behind the incidents, which have continued to portray the state in bad light.

Addressing women from Agulu, his home town, at the Governor’s Lodge, Obi said that most Nigerians Are beginning to realize that what was happening in the state is not mere armed robbery, adding that even the police hierarchy knows the true situation.

Though the Governor did not give details, he assured the women that the issue would soon be put behind to enable government continue with its determination to rebuild the state.

He also admitted that the issue was causing his administration a lot of distractions, adding that precious time that would have been used to plan meaningful things for the state, is used to discuss politically motivated kidnappings and robberies.

He said that the state executive council had approved the massive rebuilding of primary and secondary schools in the state this year in all the 177 communities of the state, adding that the project would cost about N4 billion.

According to him, 100 secondary schools would have a storey building each, while 177 primary schools would have new class room blocks, all aimed at improving the learning environment in the schools in Anambra state.


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