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Gov Obiano lobbies Buhari over appointments



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Ahead of the inauguration of the second term of President Muhammadu Buhari, Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra on Monday visited the Aso villa to push appointments for indigenes of the state.

While speaking to newsmen after the meeting, Obiano said his meeting with the President centered on how people of the state could move to the next level.

He said, “I called the President when he won the election but this is the first time I am seeing him physically since after that election. So,I came to congratulate him on his well-deserved victory.

“I gave him update on the Federal Government projects that are going on in Anambra. For example, the Second Niger Bridge which is going according to plan. The Minister of Power, Works and Housing and myself were at the sites recently and I came to brief him fully that work is going as planned.

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“Of course, I did ask for support in appointments: ministerial, ambassadorial, parastatals and so on so that all of us can move to the Next Level.”

The governor said he was however, asking for more support concerning social programmes and other federal roads in Anambra State.

“They have concentrated majorly on the main one now, which is Onitsha-Enugu Express Way. But we have over seven more dilapidated federal roads in Anambra that have not been touched for over 20 years.

“Quite honestly, it was under his tenure—under Petroleum Trust Fund, PTF— that those roads were made and now, he is the fellow fixing them many years after,’’ he said.

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