Anambra lawmaker to community: Let’s give peace a chance

THE crisis ridden Nando community in Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State has been charged to close ranks to attract projects from the state government.

The lawmaker, representing Anambra East, Hon Obinna Emenaka, told the warring factions at the weekend to sheathe their swords and give peace a chance.

Recently, the community had not known peace, following the leadership crisis that erupted, which led to the state government of Chief Willie Obiano dissolving the executive of Nando Development Union, to install a Caretaker Committee in the area.

As a result, the youths in the community have endorsed the caretaker committee in the area led by Sir Anthony-Mary Amali, urging various factions to team up with them to move the community forward.

The new leadership in the community with Chief Donatus Ajanma as the president, would lead youths of Nando, who had declared ‘no more war ‘in the next three years.

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Ajanma, in his speech, said his administration stood for peace, unity and progress of the community.

“Our mandate is to move Nando forward. We are determined to ensure that Nando is peaceful. We will support the caretaker committee and the state government to engender development in our community.

“I will attract government to help our youths with skills on agriculture and other fields. This is a call for more works. I cannot do it alone. Everyone must join hand with me to get things fixed,” he stated.

The Chairman, Nando Caretaker Committee, Sir Anthony-Mary Amali, charged the new leadership to  mobilise the young people to key into projects capable of developing themselves individually and the community at large.

For Hon Obinna Emenaka, he charged them to collaborate with the town’s leadership with a view to accessing various opportunities from the government.

According to Emenaka, Governor Willie Obiano was youth friendly whose administration had empowered and still empowering youths in all sectors of the economy, including political appointments.

 

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