The Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano is currently in New Jersey, United States of America to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the State of New Jersey in firefighting.
Speaking to newsmen, Obiano said Anambra state is developing rapidly, with some high-rise buildings springing up, making it imperative to develop capacity in firefighting.
“We are here to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Mayor of the City of Orange in New Jersey who gladly invited me over for this ceremony.
“Among the things, we will be discussing tomorrow are mutual assistance in the areas of education, health, infrastructure, power in various forms, and firefighting.
“Anambra state is growing, and we are getting high-rise buildings springing up here and there; we need to develop the capacity to fight a fire of that sort,” Obian said.
The governor is on the trip with his wife Ebele Obiano, National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Mr Victor Oye, and the state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Anali Chude.
Others include the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Mr Uche Okafor, and the Managing Director, Anambra State Investment Promotion and Protection Agency, Mr Jide Ikeako.
The visitors were received by officials of the City of Orange, led by Mr Callistus Onyike, an indigene of Anambra and Chairman, Board of Commissioners of the city’s Diaspora Commission.