Governor Peter Obi of Anambra has donated cheques totalling N1.46 billion to mission primary schools for infrastructural development.
Presenting the cheques in Awka, Obi commended the Church for their support in rebuilding the schools and urged them to remain steadfast in their support for government activities.
He said his administration was making “final push” to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Obi said that about N12.5 billion would be spent on education before the end of his tenure.
According to the governor, N5 billion will be spent on each of the eight MDGs, to ensure a secure future for the children of the state.
“This government would at least employ 2,000 primary school teachers, 2,000 secondary school teachers and 2,000 civil servants before the end of the year.”
Obi said that a separate account had been opened for the payment of the 6,000 would-be workers till December. 2015.
He said that the government would donate N750 million to each secondary school in the state for library and another N750 million for sports development.
He said the pledge would be fulfilled before the end of his tenure.
The governor also said that about N1.5 billion would be injected into agriculture, while 510 primary and secondary schools across the state would receive a bus each.
He further said that the government would provide each nursing school with N200 million while seven new fire-fighting trucks and stations would be provided for new areas.
“We are giving the cheques today because we know you (Church) can drive and make things better for us because we want Anambra to work.
“The Church has proven to have spent our money far better than government,” Obi said.
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Victor Umeh, commended Obi for his prudence with state funds, diligence and sacrifices.
“The savings Obi has done for the people inflicted pains on party members but we have realised that it was for the common good of our people.”