Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s previous Presidential candidate, talked about the significant changes he made to Anambra state’s education sector during his tenure as Governor in a recent Twitter space discussion. He asserted boldly that no state in the North or West could compete with Anambra’s secondary schools.
Obi emphasized the advanced facilities at the state’s secondary schools, including as computers and buses, which were regarded rare in other regions. He also emphasized the state’s excellent infrastructure rebuilding initiatives and the distribution of computers to private schools.
Aside from schooling, Obi spoke about his dedication to the welfare of the elderly, stating that he paid a monthly stipend of N5000 to aged individuals across the state. He also put in place a security program, hiring and compensating security professionals in each neighborhood, which he thought would be long-term.
He said: “When I was governor, no states in the North, West can compare their secondary schools to ours. We (Anambra) were the only people where their secondary schools that have computers and buses. Go to those schools today; infrastructures were rebuilt. Private schools were supplied computers.
“As I governor I was paying N5000 monthly to old people across the whole state. You can go and verify this. I had security in every community employed and paid by my government. I knew it was going to be sustainable. People asked me how I intend to continue doing this and I said they look at our calculation, look at what we are getting as a state and look at how we are going to do it. What i am saying is that there are things you will do that has to be thought through, stakeholders have to be invited, other people need to have their input.”