Governor Obiano Boasts Over Boko Haram

Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano has boasted that members of the radical Islamist sect- Boko Haram can’t extend its activities to the South-East region.

Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano

Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano

The governor made this known at the Presidential Villa, Abuja while reacting to the discovery of bomb at a Living Faith World Bible Church in Owerri on Sunday.

Obiano and three other South-East governors comprising Theodore Orji of Abia State, Martin Elechi of Ebonyi State as well as Sullivan Chime of Enugu State had a meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan.

“Boko Haram can’t get there. I can assure you that we will not allow that to happen. I can’t tell you in any material detail about bombs found and bombs not found. All I can assure you is that we are very alert in the South-East and watching what is going on” he said.

He said the governors were at the State House to express their solidarity with Jonathan in view of the pressure he was facing over the current security challenges in the country.

“The president is a human being, he is under a lot of pressure and some other people are making the work a lot more difficult for him by the kind of utterances they make. Instead of supporting him to steer us out of this storming waters, they are adding kerosene to fire. So, we are here to tell him that we are behind him, supporting him and that he should count on us”.

On the erosion challenge in the region, Obiano said the South-East governors were partnering with the World Bank on many erosion projects in their respective states.

He said he met with a team from the bank recently, adding that they had agreed to increase the project sites from four to 12 in Anambra.

“I believe that this intervention, which is on 50-50 contribution from the state and United Nations body, will go a long way in addressing the erosion problems. But beyond that, we are tackling erosion from the legal point of view. Henceforth, bush burning, indiscriminate felling of trees and other activities that cause erosion will no longer be allowed” he said. 

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