In a bid to tackle challenges and reinforce progress, the Executive and Legislative branches of Anambra State government convened for a retreat at the Golden Tulip Hotel, Agulu.
Themed “Strengthening Leadership Collaboration for Effective Governance and Delivery of the Anambra Agenda,” the two-day event aimed to foster improved cooperation among public officials, cultivating shared insights and strategies for advancing the state’s goals.
During the retreat, participants delved into enhancing relationships and shared visions for elevating Anambra State into a thriving, innovative, and prosperous mega-state.
Secretary to the State Government, Professor Solo Chukwulobelu, set the tone by outlining objectives which encompassed clarifying roles of government branches, addressing leadership challenges, and aligning legislative preparedness with the “5 Solution Agenda.”
The retreat featured insightful presentations from the Tony Blair Institute on “Disruptive Change and Transformational Leadership,” emphasizing adaptation and innovation for future progress.
Rt. Hon. Somtochukwu Udeze, Speaker of the State House of Assembly, highlighted the legislative challenges and the need for a balanced separation of powers for effective governance. He underscored the importance of communication between the legislative and executive arms.
Governor Prof. Chukwuma Charles Soludo reiterated the urgency of the “Anambra Solution Agenda,” emphasizing his administration’s achievements in areas such as infrastructure, education, and power generation. He stressed prudent resource management and the necessity of supporting laws for successful agenda implementation.
The Commissioner for Justice and State Attorney General, Prof. Chika Ifemeje, presented an overview of the state’s laws, reflecting on their alignment with the agenda’s priority areas.
Breakout sessions encouraged discussions about adapting to disruptive changes and identifying gaps in existing laws to facilitate the state’s progress.
As participants left the retreat, they expressed newfound energy and determination to pursue the objectives of the “Anambra Solution Agenda.” There was consensus that such retreats should become a regular practice to continually align and reinvigorate efforts towards a prosperous and smart mega Anambra.