The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state, Oseloka Obaze, yesterday, continued to turn up more heat on the incumbent governor, Willie Obiano, blaming him for the decline in the standard of education in the state.
Obaze lamented that under Obiano’s regime, the state had lost its number one position in standard examinations set by the West African Examination Council, WAEC, and the National Examination Council, NECO.
He stated this while receiving a delegation of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and Anambra Consensus Project.
Obaze, who noted that the state and statecraft were badly broken under Obiano, cited several instances.
He said Anambra was the only declared oil producing state that is not yet earning oil revenue.
According to him, “Anambra had expended enormous resources over four years totaling over N455 billion in appropriated funds, N75 billion in savings, over N60 billion in foreign and domestic loans, yet did not have commensurate infrastructure to show for those expenses.
“The state had fallen from its number one ranking in national examinations to sixth and seventh positions in WAEC and NECO respectively.”
He opined that if Anambra State social and development infrastructures were crumbling due to lack of maintenance, then the state was facing a serious crisis that needed to be addressed urgently.
Mr. Obaze is the former Secretary to the State Government of Anambra State, Nigeria from 2012 to 2015 - MD & CEO, Oseloka H. Obaze. Mr. Obaze also served as a former United Nations official, from 1991-2012, and as a former member of the Nigerian Diplomatic Service, from 1982-1991.
Selonnes Consult Ltd. is a Strategic Policy, Good Governance and Management Consulting Firm, founded by Mr. Oseloka H. Obaze who served as Secretary to Anambra State Government from 2012-2015; a United Nations official from 1991-2012 and a Nigerian Foreign Service Officer from 1982-1991.