The commitment of the governor of Anambra State Chief Willie Obiano to the welfare of teachers in the state is borne out of a deep understanding of their motivations and needs as a son of a Headmaster who is amongst the most dedicated group of patriots that made most of us who we are.
These reasons were adduced Wednesday by the wife of the governor of Anambra State Chief (Mrs.) Ebelechukwu Obiano at the commissioning of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) Secretariat, built by Speaker of Anambra State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Princess Chinwe Nwaebili in Atani, Ogbaru Local Government Area.
Mrs. Obiano told the enthusiastic crowd in Ogbaru made up of mostly teachers, community leaders and All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) faithful that governor Obiano cannot afford to fail the teachers and that was why he set out early to fulfill promises made to them before he assumed office beginning with the adjustment of salaries of teachers at all levels to ensure fairness and balance.
“I am here today to identify with what the Speaker, Princess Nwaebili has done because it is in line with the governor’s programme to ensure that teachers are comfortable in other to do their job effectively,” Chief Mrs. Obiano explained.
According to her, “this building is a remarkable thing that will positively affect the life and work of teachers in the Ogbaru area. It is like what the governor did when he donated N10m to ensure the completion of the Teachers House in Awka. He always emphasizes the need to do things to improve the learning environment of students, by developing good infrastructure alongside the welfare of teachers.”
Chief Mrs. Obiano commended Princess Nwaebili for remembering teachers by ensuring that they have a good place to hold their meetings in the Ogbaru area. She urged the teachers to make good use of the facilities, and reciprocate the gesture by voting for the Princes and all APGA candidates because APGA was known for “being our brothers and sisters keeper.”
Earlier, the Speaker of Anambra State House of Assembly and APGA candidate for Ogbaru Federal Constituency, Rt. Hon Princess Chinwe Nwaebili, said that she decided to build the Secretariat for the teachers to hold their meetings in a good environment.
She explained that seeing the teachers who cluster under the shades to discuss before now was not a very good sight hence she decided to assist and urged them to make effective use of the edifice.
In his vote of thanks, the APGA candidate for Anambra North Senatorial District, Chief Dubem Obaze praised the wife of the governor for her kind words and encouragement to the teachers and people of Ogbaru.
Chief Obaze told Mrs. Obiano that Ogbaru people were grateful to the governor for the good works he was doing in the state particularly in Ogbaru LGA and assured that they were committed to APGA and would ensure total victory during the forth-coming elections.