Put Nation’s Interest First Obi Ask Nigerians

| January 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

…Pledges to sustain development

Ojukwu Statue

Anambra State Governor Peter Obi of Anambra has urged Nigerians to be patriotic and put the nation’s interest above other considerations. This is coming as the Governor said he would up the ante of his administration’s development strides this year. The governor used separate platforms to make the statements on Sunday.

“Our patriotism should go beyond political party affiliation and other sentiments if, indeed, we want to see the country move to a higher level’’ Obi on Sunday after he unveiled Chief Chukwuemeka Ojukwu’s statue at the Nkpor Roundabout by Obosi Road, near Onitsha.

He also renamed the roundabout after the late statesman and founder of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) who is widely believed to have influenced the second coming of the governor in the March 2010 election in the state. The place is now to be known as “Ojukwu Roundabout, Nkpor.’’

The Governor said the country would be a better place “if each one of us sees himself as his brothers’ keeper and help to contribute to community and state development efforts’’.

“As I am unveiling this statue of our great leader and founder of our great party, APGA, it is necessary that all should remember and imbibe the virtues of brotherhood, nationhood and love that Ojukwu exhibited so that the country can move forward,’’ he said.

At the dedication of St. Edward’s Catholic Church, Amawbia, near Awka, by the Catholic Bishop of Awka, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor Governor Obi pledged to sustain the tempo of infrastructure development in the state and gave assurances that his administration was planning to execute more projects that cut across all the sectors before the end of his tenure.

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