Hon. Oseloka Henry Obaze Secretary to the Anambra State Government And Chairman of the ANSG Handover Committee has presented the committee’s report to??H.E Mr Peter Obi,at the CON?Governor?s Lodge in Awka.
The 78-page Report he said, is comprehensive and covers all areas stipulated in the Terms of Reference.
“We undertook our work cognizant of the solid foundation and prevailing enabling environment created under your able and visionary leadership. Hence, in our methodology, we took a forward looking approach, with a view to identifying lessons learned, missed opportunities and best practices, while mapping out spheres of possible pitfalls and challenges,” he said.
This Report he noted, has been made possible because each member brought personal insights, great professional acumen and diligence to the task at hand.? Above all, they exhibited a passionate zeal to see Anambra State succeed, well beyond the high level where you have brought it.
“Committee Members also shared a commonality of interest in ensuring that we contribute to the achievement of a seamless handover. What you have before you is a consensus report; but one that would have not been possible without your personal insights from your vantage position…”
“…Your Excellency, this presentation exercise may seem like a mere formality; but that is hardly so.? Indeed, this presentation and the report itself are both historic and rare in the context of Anambra?s politics.? So, your requesting this report is nothing but admirable ethic.”
Oseloka Henry Obaze ?said, ?before now, aiming for and achieving a seamless handover in Anambra would be wishful thinking.? But today, under your able leadership both are possible, and will henceforth serve as precedents for future outgoing and incoming Administrations.
The Committee has summarized key recommendations into five critical clusters.? However, their assessment of each MDA we interacted with is a standalone. ?Y
“We did, however, encounter some difficulties in eliciting information that would allow for composite assessment of the state?s financial status.? With the benefit of hindsight, we now understand why; having witnessed your rendering of that account on 8 March 2014, at the End of Tenure Report event. Nevertheless, Sir, we hasten to add that this report would have been far more complete, were it to have contained that financial information. We are, however, glad that we did not steal your?thunder!”
“We have faithfully reflected our views in the body of the present report, in hope that they would offer the incoming administration clarity on how it may wish to proceed. We hope therefore, that you and the Governor-Elect Chief Willie Obiano will find the Report useful, as a tool for consolidating and moving forward the administrative and governance structures in Anambra State.”