…AS HE FLAGS OFF THE CONSTRUCTION OF AMANSEA-NDIUKWUENU-AWA-UFUMA ROAD
By Christian ABURIME
The memory of late Joe Anatune, Onwa of Awa, came alive again with special tributes coming from Anambra State Governor, Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo during the flag-off of Amansea-Ndiukwuenu-Awa-Ufuma road
Speaking on the strategic importance of the Amansea-Ndiukwuenu-Awa-Ufuma Road, Governor Soludo explained that with the road in place, Orumba North and South can get to Awka within minutes instead of running round.
He recalled that during the campaign, he went round Orumba, namely; Awa, Ajali, Umunze Nanka, Ezira, and the rest to ask for votes
In fulfillment of his campaign promises, Governor Soludo said, “I’ve come back to your place because this is a promise given and will be fulfilled. Hopefully, I’ll come back through here to Amansea by end of December.”
The Governor thereafter spoke glowingly of the late Joe Anatune, the Onwa of Awa, a foremost apostles of the Soludo brand.
He described Anatune as “one big Iroko” that the State lost and one who believed in the Anambra project.
The Governor also mentioned Anatune’s sterling contributions as the National Coordinator of “Anambra Alliance” (AA), and the Soludo Promoters Forum, (SPF) in promoting the Soludo brand
“I make special mention of the late Joe Anatune of Awa. He was one big iroko that we lost who believed in the Anambra project. For two years, he relocated to Isuofia, working on this Anambra project. Before his demise, the late Joe envisioned the Anambra of our dreams. And so we are determined to keep working for he did not die in vain”. Governor Soludo said
It will be recalled that the Joe Anatune died on the 30th of April this year, barely a week he was appointed as the MD/CEO of Anambra Signage and Advertising Agency (ANSAA) by Governor Soludo. Before the appointment, Joe Anatune had effectively coordinated the media activities of Governor Soludo during the gubernatorial campaign period.
May his wonderful soul continue to rest in peace!