Anambra State Governor, Chukwuma Soludo, has reiterated his administration’s commitment to providing basic amenities in health, education and other sectors.
The Nation reported that the governor stated this on Sunday during mass to celebrate Nigeria’s 63rd Independence Celebration at St. Patrick Cathedral, Awka.
He appreciated God for the country’s blessings, despite challenges, just as he unveiled his plans to better the lives of the poor residents of the state.
According to the governor, children of the poor should have same opportunities as those of the rich, adding that they should be offered opportunity to take their rightful place in the society.
He said, “The children of the poor cannot attend the schools built by the church, but we are determined in Anambra for it to be a liveable and compassionate society and we are going to break the dynasty of poverty in the state.
“Next week, we have a special package and some kind of grants to encourage mission schools but we are deliberately focused on the government’s primary responsibility of giving children of the poor in public schools the best quality education.
“We are trying to help the children of the poor who are left behind. We are on our road to a liveable and prosperous homeland, having the children of the poor attending the same school with children of the rich.
“We expect to have children taught by the same teachers and have the chance to make progress in life and contribute to the development of society. This is the kind of society we envision.”
The governor advised the congregation to beware of fake news which enemies of government create on media to cause fear and panic in the state.