25th year anniversary of creation: Anambra, Delta, Kogi, celebrate

25th year anniversary of creation: Anambra, Delta, Kogi, celebrate

Some states created on Aug. 27, 1991 are presently celebrating the anniversary in different ways across the country.

Peoples TV recalls that Abia, Osun, Anambra, Delta, Edo, Enugu Jigawa, Kogi, Kebbi,Yobe, Taraba and Adamawa were created at the time.

Commemorating the day, Commissioner for Women Affairs in Kogi, Mrs Bolanle Amupitan, urged the citizens of the state to be patient with his administration for the interest of everyone.

Amupitan called on citizens to allow peace to reign and cooperate with the state governor to make the state move forward.

In Awka, Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra said that the state had evolved through different stages of growth and remained one of Nigeria’s most important states.

In a special broadcast on Saturday, he commended the great men and woman who managed the affairs of the state as military administrators and governors before him.

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“Brothers and sisters, we have reasons for hope. Let us join hands and continue to build a state that will be the envy of Africa in the next 25 years.

“We must strive to see the face of God by showing love to one another, supporting one another and having the grace to say sorry when we are wrong,’’ he said.

Obiano said that his administration had adopted a new development strategy: “Anambra Economic Transformation Programme’’ to enhance the integrated development of the state.

“This strategy was developed to match our new public sector efficiencies with the growing interest of the private sector in order to achieve a set of clearly established goal,’’ he said.

However, in Asaba, Delta government said it had cancelled the monthly sanitation exercise for the celebration.

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The Director of Sanitation in the state, Mr Lucky Adah, said that if movement was not restricted, the celebration might be affected.

He said that the state Ministry of Environment had earlier cleaned up streets in the state and appealed to the residents to continue in embracing good hygiene.

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