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Soludo announces state of emergency on Anambra roads

Anambra Gov. Chukwuma Soludo has proclaimed a state of emergency on the state’s infrastructure, particularly roads and highways.  

Soludo made the announcement during a town hall meeting with traditional rulers, presidents-general of communities, youths, and women organizations in Awka on Wednesday.  

He stated that the government will begin significant road building across the state to facilitate the circulation of goods and services. 

The governor also vowed to finish the Anambra Cargo Airport and International Convention Centre and make them commercially viable. 

He also stated that in the previous 49 days, he had liberated the state from filth through enormous waste evacuation and desilting of drains in Onitsha and Awka.  

He also stated that he had formed his cabinet within three weeks after his inauguration. 

However, Soludo promised that all constructions placed over natural water channels or drains will be demolished to allow for free flow of water. 

He stated that his government will rescue Onitsha from its slow decline and return it to its former splendor. 

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He also identified the commercial metropolis as West Africa’s largest market and preferred business location. 

“We have begun desilting Sakamori, where rivers wash people away from Obodoukwu to Idemili every year.” 

“We’ve started clearing it so that floodwaters can flow freely.” 

“However, there is a severe situation in which structures were erected on the drainage from Nwangene to the River Niger.”  

“But I promise that as night follows the day, all those structures blocking roads must come down. 

“Onitsha is the largest city in Anambra, it used to be the largest market, the preferred destination to all.
“But today, Onitsha is dying, while its Neighbour is growing fast. 


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