Despite the renewed calls to reposition the eroding value of Awka, the capital city of Anambra state to its glory days as one of the historic cities of Igbo land, stakeholders have charged Awka sons and daughters to take the lead to enable settlers take a cue from their already mapped out plans christened to re-capture the eroding dignity of the ancient city.
They are encouraged to fashion out plans that would dowsed the lingering leadership disputes and prove to the world that the state capital city has all it takes to take its right of place in the committee of state in Nigeria.
Delivering a lecture to herald the 25 anniversary of an Awka socio-cultural group in Awka, a keynote speaker, Professor Sunny Nwakwo, charged them among other tasks with the responsibilities to train and re-train as well as provide sound education for the less privileged children in the society to measure up with their contemporaries in other part of the world.
The guest speaker, professor Sunny Nwakwo encourages the indigenes of Awka home and abroad to take the bull by its horn and come up with succession plans that would rejuvenate the desire of their founding fathers and make the Anambra state capital city the envy of many capital cities in Nigeria.
He notes with fact that the capital city has lost its value with the unending leadership crisis, where decorum and due diligence ought to have been respected to pave way for diplomat succession plans for aspiring personnel.
Professor Nwakwo urged the indigenes of Awka to look inward and redefine the capital city plans to an enviable height as envisaged by the founding fathers.
He called on Awka sons and daughters to bring to bear their wealth of experiences gotten from their different field of expertise to re-construct, and reconstitute the state capital city to what it is expected of any 21 century state capital city.
On their parts, the participants promised to heed to the advice and urged other Awka indigenes’ home and abroad to contribute their quota to ensure the revival of Awka capital city project is actulised in the nearest future.
They are enjoined to bring home fresh ideas to develop the capital city to the aspiration of all.