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Front row from left  From left National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party of Nigeria PDP Chief Olise Metu  the Obi of Onisha Chief Alfred Achebe Anambra State Governor Elect, Mr Willy Obiano Vice President Arc. Namadi Sambo President Goodluck Jonathan and Anambra State Governor Peter Obi during the Visit of Anambra People to the State House Abuja 4th March, 2014 President Goodluck Jonathan 8th from right and the People of Anambra State who paid him a visit at the State House Abuja 4th March, 2014 President Goodluck Jonathan 8th from right and the People of Anambra State who paid him a visit at the State House Abuja 4th March, 2014 From left Prof. Ben Nwabueze, Former Minister of Women Affairs Josephine Aneni and Chief Arthur Eze during the visit of Anambra People to the State House Abuja 4th March, 2014 The Obi of Onitsha Alfred Achebe and other traditional rulers during the visit of Anambra State People to the State House Abuja 4th March, 2014 Former Anambra State governor Chief Emeka Ezeife, APGA  National Chairman  Chief Victor Umeh and Anambra State Governor Elect, during the visit of Anambra State People to the State House Abuja 4th March, 2014

Kidnapping will be history under my government - Obiano

March 4, 2014

Anambra Governor elect Willie Obiano said on Tuesday in Abuja that his administration would ensure that crime, kidnapping in particular, was a thing of the past.

Obiano spoke to State House correspondents after a delegation from the state met with President Goodluck Jonathan at the Presidential Villa.

"Kidnapping is very critical for us and under my watch kidnapping will be a thing of the past."

"First, as soon as I am sworn-in, there is going to be a security conference where all the stakeholders in Anambra will come from near and beyond."

"We are going to do a lot of things that the present administration has started" he said.

Obiano said he would deploy vigilante groups, equip and train them appropriately to tackle kidnapping.

"We will also place emphasis on youth employment because where most of the youths are employed then the rascal few will be easily policeable," he said.

Obiano commended the outgoing governor, Peter Obi, noting that he had done very well in the state.

He promised to build on the foundation Obi laid but would want to be a little different in moving Anambra to the next level under four pillars.

The pillars, according to the governor-elect, include agriculture for job creation, food sufficiency and agro-based industries.

He said his second pillar was to ensure that Anambra joined the league of oil producing states.

"As you are aware, we have oil in Anambra State and our first effort is to make sure that we are included in the NDDC."

"Our people in the House of Representatives will make that move very soon and we will be properly acknowledged as oil producing state," he said.

The third pillar, according to the governor-elect, is trade and commerce.

"All the things we are going to be producing will be sold one way or the other and therefore we need a modern market to be able to do so and of course improve the facilities in the existing markets."

The last pillar of his administration, he said, would be industrialisation.

Multi-millionaire philanthropist from the state, Chief Arthur Eze who is among the delegation, said they came to pay a thank-you and solidarity visit to the president.

"Jonathan is our brother, God gave him power and anybody fighting him is fighting God; the person will perish and I don?t want perish."

"Jonathan was in his village and God sent for him and gave him power."

"Now all of us will support him," he said.

The National Chairman of APGA, Chief Victor Umeh, said that the president had supported the outgoing governor, Peter Obi and they were in the Villa to thank him.

He said the delegation also urged the president to extend same hands of friendship to the incoming governor.(NAN)


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