- Chris Ngige has berated the governor of Anambra state, Willie Obiano, over performance rating
- The minister accused Obiano of taking the state backward since he assumed office
- Ngige noted that the governor inherited virile and robust state resources for his predecessor
Ahead of the governorship election scheduled to hold later in the year, the minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, has accused Governor Willie Obiano Anambra state of taking the state 20 years backward.
The Nation reports that the minister said the stagnation, depreciation and retrogression are making the people wish the hand of the clock could be turned back.
Legit.ng gathered in a statement from his media office, Ngige accused Obiano of wasting the opportunity given to him after inheriting a ‘virile and robust state resources.’
The minister challenged Governor Obiano to state his achievements, beyond bequeathing a mounting regime of debts to generations unborn.
The former senator described his 34 months renaissance as governor of Anambra as unrivalled and dismissed a parody performance rating of him by Obiano as hogwash.
“This governor has taken Anambra state 20 years backward, making the people wish the hand of the clock could be turned back. The stagnation, depreciation and retrogression are mindboggling. What a wasted opportunity for a governor who inherited virile and robust state resources.
“The eventful era of Ngige has remained a parameter for judging successive administrations in Anambra, going by his unprecedented achievements and quantum of projects executed by his administration in just three years.
“Ngige neither received a formal handover note, nor inherited N75 billion in local and foreign currencies from his predecessor. He inherited Anambra in a state of anomie. Yet, he not only liberated the state, but left it at an enviable height."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that for violating its directives mandating students and pupils to remain at home till February 1, 2021, over the hike cases of COVID-19, the Anambra state government has closed and withdrew the approval of the Royal Ambassador’s Schools in Onitsha.
It was reported that the government had earlier issued a statement allowing only proprietors and teachers to resume and take two weeks from January 18, 2021, to put all the COVID-19 protocols in place, while students and pupils should resume on February 21.
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