Today marks the 29th anniversary of the creation of the new Anambra state. Following the re-organisation in 1991, present day Anambra was carved out from the Old Anambra that was created in 1976 by Gen. Murtala Muhammed and had it’s capital at Enugu.
The Ibrahim Babangida administration saw the birthing of the New Anambra on 27th August,1991. From that point to this day, Anambra has undergone series of political changes.
At the moment, the state is the eight most populated state in the country, with ninety-eight percent Igbo population and two percent population of Igala who live mainly in the North-Western part of the state.
According to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) Anambra has the lowest poverty rate in Nigeria. It is for this reason various bodies and organisations have lauded Governor Willie Obiano for the good work his administration is bringing in to the State.
Long Live Anambra State!