By Nwafor Sunday
The National Coordinator APGA Media Warriors Forum, Evang Chinedu Obigwe, has described the 2018 budget presented by Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State as a budget of hope and consolidation for Ndi Anambra.
Obigwe told newsmen, yesterday, that the 166.9 billion Naira budget, tagged Budget of Value for Money, Economic Diversification and Job Creation, would put smiles on the faces of the people of the state in 2018.
He also commended the governor for the effective implementation of the 2017 budget as was attested by Rita Maduagwu, Speaker of the state House of Assembly.
Obigwe also said the provision of 533 million Naira for the conduct of local government elections in the 2018 budget is a welcome development and proof that Governor Obiano is a true democrat.
His statement read in part: “I salute the governor for his plan to build an asphalt plant, which will reduce the cost of road construction in the state and also commend him for his plan to complete the construction of 150-kilometre road in the state as captured in his 2018 budget proposal.
“With Governor Obiano there is hope of light at the end of the tunnel for the people of the state, thus why Anambra electorates re-elected him.”
“Governor Obiano’s 21/21 victory in the just concluded election is worth recording in the Guinness book of record because such a commendable electoral feat has never been achieved by any other person in Nigeria”, his statements finally read.