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Anambra government is edging towards digitizing the entire state – Willie Obiano



The government of Anambra has just taken a huge step towards digitizing the state when it announced the completion of the aerial mapping of the state by the state governor, Willie Obiano. The 2, 450 square-kilometre multi-spectral aerial photography of the entire state was handed down to the state governor during the presentation ceremony at the Executive Chamber of the Government House, Akwa. This will help to give accurate area mapping, encourage land management, provide digitized security as well as ensure proper infrastructural planning and design of the state.

Expressing his delight, the Governor said that it will be a document to successive administrations and a propelling tool for development in Anambra state; especially in the area of infrastructure, security and agriculture.

“It is a great tool that you cannot quantify the value, so we are immensely grateful for this great job. This is the nucleus for the development of Anambra state as a whole and it is a tool every administration in Anambra state will find very useful.” governor Obiano said.

“I am happy that under my administration we are able to achieve this and we have set the pace, first, for the development of Awka, the capital territory and, then of course, the development of Anambra state as a whole.”

While the feat is commendable, it would seem more of a conscious and collective state effort towards ensuring that Nigeria meets the digital (television) migration deadline.

Having failed twice in 2012 and 2015 to migrate from analogue to digital transmission, Nigeria is primed towards meeting the new June 20, 2017 deadline. In bringing this to fruition, each state on their part is expected to play a crucial role.

So far, only Jos and Abuja has transited from analogue to digital transmission and hopefully other states in the federation would join in on time.


  1. Nuna

    February 7, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    I am always extremely proud to hear of Anambra state in the news. It is one state that actually does something right, even with it being a state with one of the smallest allocations in the country. This is how govt should think. Even though Nigeria is collectively light years behind the rest of the world in terms of development, we are slowly but surely getting there.

  2. Obi

    February 7, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    We went from Peter Obi to Willie Obiano and i can happily tell you that its one of the best things that has happened to the state, you actually have no idea how great that is. Peter Obi laid the foundation, started the ground work and completely turned around Anambra state. Then he handed it over to a visionary Willie Obiano who has succeded in Implementing further projects and has elevated the economy of the state. Anambra is making giant strides in education, security, agriculture, Investments and the IGR generated from the state less external funding is superb. All that is needed to improve on its healthcare, giant investments to create more jobs and attract people home including non Anambra/Igbo people and enhanced Information technology to spur up a digital revolution(as evidenced in this article) in the state so as to attract more businesses. I am super proud of my state and i sincerely hope to contribute in any form to make Anambra great and also to become a giant megacity in Africa and the world. Daalu Obiano. Anambra a digo mma.

  3. NG

    February 7, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    Good one. Kudos! Other states got there earlier actually but e no matter.
    Please help people manage the pains of failure of the Nigerian enterprise by giving sense of hope when we look to the states.
    True the federal govt is in charge of so many things in this suffocating federation but it will help to look towards home and have some hope. We are all behind your good efforts. Make it more massive please, more people-involving. Create massive ventures that will require huge buy-in by Anambrarians. Give people reason to move towards home p-l-e-a-s-e!!!

  4. Ifeyinwa Atuanya

    February 8, 2017 at 11:43 am

    @Obi, are you Mr Peter Obi, sir?

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