The National Government Good Governance Tour of South East Geo-Political Zone: Eye-Opener

However, the road map to achieving dividends of democracy in the 5 eastern states differs from state to state as follows:

  • In Imo state, the government of Rochas Okorocha is placing emphasizes on education and acquisition of skill for self employment. Governor Okorocha has demonstrated this through free-education policy he has implemented in Imo state.
  • In Ebonyi state, Governor Martin Elechi is placing attention on infrastructural development and attitudinal change. Thus far, he has built 34 unity bridges, and has on going  projects like Ochudo Secretariat Complex, and International Market among others.
  • In Enugu state, Governor Sullivan Chime is focusing on extensive road construction and rehabilitation. This has brought Enugu state an attraction of investors.
  • In Anambra state, Governor Peter Obi has an eye on achieving the millennium development goal through grass-root oriented programs aimed at eradicating poverty.
  • In Abia state, Governor Theodore Orji is giving maximum attention to provision of adequate security.

However the South East Political Zone is faced with deep-seated feeling of being marginalized polemical as other zone have 6 or 7 states to their advantage, while the zone have 5. There are also the problems of unemployment, waist management and disposal challenge; and, inadequate and reliable electrical power supply that poses a crippling challenge to both industrial and commercial growth within the region.

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