OBIANO SHINES AT ECONOMIC SUMMIT ‘ Governor Obiano won the audience over with a masterful account of his strategic approach to governance, showing a clearly defined model of development that explores the human and material endowments of the state in a comprehensive, verifiable and sustainable manner. ‘ (L-R): Senator Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, Chief Willie Obiano of Anambra State and Senator Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State. he governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano showed why he Tis a leader to watch with a rive ng performance at the Governors Session of the on-going Nigerian Economic Summit, drawing intermi ent applause and posi ve comments from a cross sec on of the audience who were unanimous in adjudging him the star performer of the session. Governor Obiano won the audience over with a masterful account of his strategic approach to governance, showing a clearly defined model of development that explores the human and material endowments of the state in a comprehensive, verifiable and sustainable manner. The governor's de applica on of private sector best prac ces that emphasize the impera ves of clearly dis lled Vision and Mission Statements in the achievement of group and organiza onal goals as well as his exploits in securing the lives and property of Ndi Anambra stood him out at the summit as a leader of note. A thunderous applause resounded through the hall when governor Obiano declared that Anambra was the safest state in Nigeria following his administra on's crackdown on all manner of criminal elements in the state in the past eighteen months. The governor's narra ve of his exploits in Agriculture, investment drive, educa on, infrastructural development and efforts at regional integra on resonated with the audience who saw in his presenta on the beginnings of a promising future for the people of Anambra State. Obiano's performance became even more outstanding when contrasted with the performance of some of his colleagues during the session whose performance seemed out of sync with the expected mood of such a serious economic gathering. While his contemporaries exchanged mundame banters and poked fun at 2
each other in a manner that betrayed a lack of understanding of the seriousz nature of the event, Obiano spent the me allo ed to him offering deep insights into the economic blueprint of his administra on and impressing prospec ve investors with his brilliant understanding of how a carefully thought out partnership between the government and the private sector can work for the general good of society. Prominent private sector figures who a ended the session were unanimous in their observa on that governor Obiano has successfully transferred some best private sector philosophies of governance to the public sector, leaving some remarkable footprints and a trail of excellence. (L-R): Chief Willie Obiano, governor of Anambra State, Frank Aigbogun,he moderator, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun State and Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun State at the Summit. Chief Willie Obiano, governor of Anambra State and Abdulfata Ahmed, governor of Kwara State. Chief Willie Obiano and Dr. Mrs Obiageli Ezekwesili (L-R):Chief Willie Obiano, governor of Anambra State, Dr Mrs Obiageli Ezekwesili, former Minister of Educa on and Mallan Nasir El Rufai,governor of Kaduna State at the Summit 3 (L-R) Senator Abiola Ajimbo, governor of Oyo State, Chief Willie Obiano, governor of Anambra State and Frank Aigbogun, the moderator, during the Governors Session at the Nigerian EconomicSummit.