By Amauche Agbo, Abakaliki
The Chairman of Abakaliki Local Government Area, Ebonyi State, Hon. Stephen Ebere Nwogba has urged Governor elect, Chief Francis Nwifuru to prioritize health, education, agriculture, rural roads and human capital development to better the lives of the people.
Nwogba, in a chat with journalists at the council Headquarters, Nkaliki, expressed confidence that Nwifuru would deliver in his mandate as he is morally and physically fit coupled with his vast knowledge in leadership.
While commending Governor Umahi for the legacy projects his administration attracted in the State and for believing in equity, justice and fairness, the Local Government chairman noted the incoming Governor would surpass Umahi and as such sustain those existing legacy projects in the State and called on Ebonyi people to throw their weight behind the incoming Governor for optimum performance.
He called on Government at all levels to train youths on entrepreneurial skills and provide the necessary grants for them to start on their own, creating an enabling environment for business to thrive and diversification of agriculture while calling on the youths to engage meaningfully on entrepreneurship than waiting for white kola job to reduce the socio economic crunch facing the Country.
However, the chairman who highlighted some of the projects his administration has attracted in the council, expressed his avowed commitment and determination to continue to put smile in the lives of Abakaliki people.
Hear him “We have embarked on the construction of rural roads including Nwalagba- Nwori-Shedekori road, Hiltop- Ngboagbaja rice mill road, Ephugbo- Ameji road, Nwori Shed Elom, Atam- Epheyim road, Obegu-INEC Abakaliki Local Government Headquarters road, Nwafiauzor -Chairman’s lodge road.
He maintained that his administration has also attracted the construction of over thirteen culverts, two bridges among others.
“We have paid school fees of over fifty students both in the secondary and tertiary school. We have equally empowered our youths especially in the area of education, we have paid WEAC registration fees of over one hundred students and provision of writing materials to some schools in the Local Government council”
He added “We have paid hospital bills of some patients both in AMURT and Government health facilities. Also we have given operational vehicles and motorcycles to security agents to enable them reach hither land and protect lives and property of our people. We have also improve workers salary and other humanitarian services we have rendered to our people and beyond
He further joined the call for the independent of local Government in Nigeria and advocated for more inclusion of women in the incoming administration as he demonstrated in the council saying that women performed excellently well in leadership positions.