My dear Governor, since you assumed office as the executive governor of Anambra state, you have tried in various ways to make our dear state the true light of the nation. The areas you have tried include the rehabilitation of roads in various parts of the state, equipping health centres, especially the completion of the Anambra State University Teaching Hospital, Amaku, Awka.
Your Excellency, other areas you made some reasonable impact include equipping of various secondary schools in the states with computers and school buses.
You also championed the handover of public schools to their original owners in order to improve the standard of education in the state.
All these are commendable, your excellency, but there are some areas I will like your government to improve on. These include the sorry state of Awka, the state capital, the poor quality works of contractors handling various road projects and the poor state of both campuses of the state owned university.
Sir, it is true that your administration has rehabilitated various roads within the state capital, but most of these roads are of poor quality and have already started fading away within a short time of their construction. Also the Arthur-Eze Avenue always look like a refuse dump site any time it rains because of the decayed state of the road drainages. Moreover, the abandoned drainage construction at UNIZIK junction poses a great threat to the pedestrian bridge constructed at the junction. If urgent attention is not geared towards the completion of the drainage at the UNIZIK junction, I am afraid that the pedestrian bridge will collapse.
Sincerely sir, Awka does not look like a state capital.
Your Excellency, Ifite-Awka is not left out. It is painful that the Ifite road has not witnessed rehabilitation despite the fact that a university is located in the area. Instead of rehabilitating the road to make movement of students, lecturers and visitors easier, the government just patched the bad areas of the road without even putting the drainages in order. This poor state of the road has caused heavy flooding in various parts of Ifite.
Sir, another area I will like you to address is the poor state of both campuses of the state owned university despite the high fees being paid by its students. It is so painful that after the students paid about a N100,000 each as tuition, the institution still lack the basic facilities needed for tertiary education such as quality lecture halls and equipped laboratories. Also sir, I will like you to look into the speculation that many lecturers in both campuses of the university are unqualified to lecture university undergraduates.
Sir, I also want you to look into the poor construction works of contractors handling various road projects in the state. It is shameful that in less than two years of construction, many of the roads are already fading away especially the roads in Awka, Nnewi and Onitsha. Roads like the ones in Ichida street, Dike street and Akoyele street, all in Awka, are already fading away. The road construction in Akoyele street is too bad to discuss. In Nnewi, most of the roads constructed in the last two years are already fading away. The Oriagbo Nnewichi road, the one way road linking First Bank branch at Nnewi roundabout and Eastern Mass transit park is also already fading away.
Also, the Bank road looks like it was rehabilitated 15 years ago.
Aside from these roads sir, the road construction work from the 13th mile down to Mbana Edoji of Uruagu Nnewi has long been abandoned leading to heavy flooding and super-erosion at Mbana Edoji.
Your Excellency, the roads in 3-3 area of Onitsha and DMGS Road in Onitsha also need your urgent attention.
Finally sir, I will like you to intervene in the indiscriminate tax and levy collections by some elements that wants to spoil the name of your government.
Thank you as I know that as a listening governor, you will attend to these as soon as possible.
Long Live Anambra State The Light of the nation!