Anambra State Governor-elect Charles Soludo on Thursday inaugurated the 2022 transition and handover committee in Agulu, Anaocha council, Anambra.
The committee, headed by former World Bank executive Oby Ezekwesili, has 80 members from within and outside the state.
Prof. Soludo restated his vision and manifesto for the state, saying that his campaign promises are not mere political statements, but social contract with Anambra people.
The governor-elect said he was committed to the transformation of the state, stressing that he will ensure impactful leadership and realisation his campaign promises.
He said the task before him was huge and that his vision for a better and industrialised Anambra State was achievable and as such, all hands must be on deck to actualise his vision for the state.
“Having a peaceful, progressive and prosperous Anambra State is the collective dream and responsibility of every one in Anambra. There is the need for everyone to own the growth and development of Anambra by contributing through selfless service.
“Anambra must be transformed to a mega industrialised economy. The challenges of our roads in the rural areas and cities, markets, environment must be addressed,” he said.
While accepting the responsibility, Ezekwesili thanked Soludo for the honour and charged members to be committed to the task of building a great future for the state.
She highlighted ground rules, agenda and terms of reference of the committee, stressing that their mission was to boost the effectiveness of the governor-elect and the incoming government in the quest to build a livable and prosperous smart megacity.
Members of the committee include Prof Pat Utomi; Chidi Odinkalu; Osita Chidoka; Alex Otti; Olisa Agbakoba (SAN) and Leon Mezue.