Soludo officially flags-off Onitsha-Okpoko clean-up exercise, seeks people’s cooperation for a clean environment



Anambra State Governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo on Saturday began the inspection and formal flag-off of the clean-up exercise of Okpoko and Onitsha environs

Recall that  Soludo had promised during his electioneering campaign to massively clean-up Okpoko and other vicinity around the Onitsha axis and modernize it. 

 On taking the oath of office  he embarked on his first official visit to Okpoko the following day to access the level of environmental degradation within the area.  Thereafter, he  deployed bulldozers under the supervision of the Deputy Governor, Dr Onyekachukwu Ibezim to begin the massive clean-up of the urban slum


The Governor  officially visited the Onitsha and Okpoko areas during which  he spoke to the people on the need to keep the environment clean and to also stop dumping refuse inside the drainage

He advised that a healthy clean environment can impact positively on the health of the people even as he  reassured the people of his determination of not only to clean the area but to also make it habitable for them.

He, again, added that the activities of the “agberos” which has become a menace has also been banned in the metropolis

The Governor was accompanied on the trip by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof Solo Chukwulobelu; Chief of Staff, Mr Ernest Ezeajughi,  Deputy Chief of Staff and State Chief Protocol, Hon Chinedu Nwoye  and other top government functionaries.

On hand to receive and conduct the governor and his entourage around, were  Dr. Ibezim; Ogbaru LGA TC chairman, Hon Arinze Awogu, Hon Chike Anyaonu and several others, including the ecstatic crowd who were happy and singing praises of Governor Soludo for coming to their rescue

Governor Soludo after going  round the area, expressed satisfaction at the work done so far.