I left 12.8 billion in State Coffers as Governor –NgigeEnugu, Featured, Ignatius Okpara, Latest News Monday, October 14th, 2013
Ignatius Okpara, Enugu
The campaign train of the gubernatorial candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming Anambra state Governorship election, Senator Chris Ngige, on Monday stormed Enugu, promising to be prudent in managing the resources of the state if given the mandate.
Ngige, who governed Anambra state for about three years before being sent packing by the court, disclosed that his administration left a whopping sum of 12.8 billion naira in the coffers of government while he inherited only 35,000 (thirty five thousand naira) from his predecessor.
The former Governor, said he wants to go back to the Awka government house because he left there abruptly, which made it impossible for him to realise most of his dreams and aspirations.
Dr. Ngige, a medical Doctor turned politician, also said that his eight years blueprint for development of the state was jettisoned by the incumbent Governor Peter Obi, with most of the strategic projects left undone.
He therefore said that despite the fact that his work plan was left undone by the present outgoing his administration, he will still dust the blueprint if given the mandate come November,16th, 2013, with a view to rebuilding Anambra state once more.
The APC flag bearer spoke when he met members of Anambra State Peoples Assembly (ASPA) resident in Enugu.
He told the gathering that service to Anambra people remains dear to his heart, saying “I forgot my work plan at government house and that’s what I want to go back and collect,” Ngige stated.
According to him, security has to be restored in the state just like unfettered freedom of movement, equity and fairness.
He emphasised that during his aborted administration, he injected Anambra peoples money into service, paid teachers, pensioners and the people fill proud.
Ngige who represents Anambra Central at senate, also pledged to give free maternal health service and free malaria treatment to the people when he returns to office.
“We revolutionised roads construction. Its is not true that we did asphalt only in Idemili, we also did roads in every other parts of the state.
“The present government has collected over N2 trillon with nothing to show for it. I met only N35,000 in the Anambra government purse but left N12. 8b in the coffers.”
The Governorship hopeful, however, assured that he will not allow anybody or group to rig him out in the forthcoming election, promising to transform Awka the Anambra state capital through urban renewal programme.
He reiterated his promise that Anambra airport will take off on or before December 2014 if he assumes office.
On the education sector, he promised to synchronise education and make it free at primary and secondary school levels.
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