Aguata Local Government
01. Special Education Centre Gets Face Lift
Anambra State governor Chief willie Obiano and his wife, Chief Mrs Ebelechukwu Obiano have been commended for rebuilding and transforming Special Education Centres in Isulo and Umuchu in Orumba South and Aguata LGA respectively.
Making the commendation on behalf of the management and student of the special centres, the State Commissioner for Education, Prof. Kate Omenugha appreciated the governor for his wonderful works to the schools. She disclosed that his excellency has increased the monthly subventions of the two special education centres from (#50,000) fifty thousand naira to (#400,000) Four hundred thousand naira.
Omenugha stated that Governor Obiano has also provided transformer to power the Basden Memorial Special Education centre Isulo, and special Education Centre at Umuchu respectively. Her Excellency Chief Mrs Ebelechukwu Obiano also sunk a bore-hole, to ensure steady water supply for the pupils.
In their letter of appreciation, the management and students of the two special Education Centres prayed for the continue blessings of God Almighty on Governor Obiano, and his wife, so that they could take Anambra State to an enviable height
By Okafor Nwakaego.
02. Akpo community endorses Obiano’s leadership style
It was like a homecoming for the State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, as he arrived recently in Akpo community in Aguata local government area of Anambra state where the community organized an unprecedented reception in his honour and to give him overwhelming endorsement for his leadership style as well as pledge support for the All Progressives Grand Alliance as the vehicle for onward transformation of Anambra state beyond the governor’s first term in office
The reception was marked with exchange of pleasantries as happiness and laughter flew freely amongst the Governor, the chieftains and supporters of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA.
The traditional ruler of Akpo, Igwe Jonathan Okpalaezecha, other red cap chiefs and people of the community who trooped out in their hundreds to welcome the governor in his maiden visit to their community also enjoyed a fair share of handshakes of love from him.
Addressing the people, Governor Obiano assured Akpo community of his commitment to ensuring that immediate intervention was made in road infrastructure and renovation of their school as soon as the federal government releases the N43 billion owed the state.
The Governor commended them for choosing agriculture as their major project for the N20 million project which the state government is currently undertaking in each of the 179 communities in Anambra state.
In his reaction to the development, the former National Chairman of APGA, Victor Umeh, expressed joy at the turn of events in Anambra state and said it was a clear indication that APGA government was working hard to bring dividends of democracy to the people.
Presenting his welcome address to the governor, the President General of the town, Mr. Godwin Ezeno, congratulated the governor for the milestones he has achieved in his quest to transform Anambra state within two years as well the vigor with which he has pursued his four pillars of development which are: Agriculture, trade and commerce, oil and gas and industrialization. Mr Ezeno described the pillars as very thoughtful even as he pledged the loyalty and support of the community for the Governor and APGA as the 2017 governorship election in the state approaches.
He appealed to the Governor for immediate intervention in constructing roads leading in and out of the community, renovation of the community’s secondary school, rural electrification, as well as appointing people of the area into government positions.
The high points of the occasion were the showers of different gifts to the governor as a practical proof of support to him as well as a certificate of endorsement.
By John Ndu
03. Igboukwu Monarch Calls for Selfless Service among leaders
By Mike Ezenwata
The traditional ruler of Igboukwu, Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State, Dr. Martin Ezeh has called on leaders in all ramifications to be selfless in their deposition to their duties.
Igwe Eze who spoke to the press in Awka enjoined leaders to shun greed and all vices capable of marring their positions.
According to the royal father, the cardinal focus for everyone in the state is to embrace the virtues of Jesus Christ and being one another’s keeper.
He called on the people of the state to be more united in their relationship with one another and avoid bickerings
Igwe Eze a sponsor of the Daily Guide religious book, called for love in the society to enhance positive development in all ramifications.
On his part, the traditional ruler of Ugbenu, Awka North Local Government Area, Igwe Lawrence Egwuonwu called on Governor Willie Obiano to ensure the completion of the Ugbenu end of the Amansea- Ebenebe-Ugbenu – Awba- Ofemili road
Contributing, the traditional ruler of Umueje, Igwe Elias Nneli expressed delight that the outgoing 2016 was a good year courtesy of the administration of governor Obiano which provided the security and the enabling environment for the state to develop.
Igwe Nneli used the forum to express delight in the choice of the governor by the traditional rulers for an award as an icon of tradition which will be bestowed upon him on Friday this week.
He further used the occasion to felicitate with the Ibru family on the death of their son, Mike Ibru who until his death was a renowned industrialist.
03. MARKET WOMEN FORESEE INSECURITY.
By Okpala David & Okpala Ifeoma
The Anambra State Government has been alerted of the presence of strange young and able bodied men who roam the street of various communities in Aguata Local Government Area ostensibly in search of unskilled jobs.
The young men who usually move in groups according to some market women who were alarmed by their presence in their villages usually claim to be looking for jobs such as digging of catchment pits, septic tanks, cutting of trees, cleaning of surroundings and other unskilled jobs.
A spokes person of the concerned market women Mrs Ifeoma Oleka who is a native of Amesi told newsmen that the young men claim to have come from Togo and Ghana but usually speak Hausa and Fulani languages.
Acxcording to Mrs Oleka their fear is that young men may not be what they claimed to be, but fleeing Boko haram members or the ones released by the Federal Government as innocent Boko haram suspects.
Mrs Oleka called on traditional rulers, President General and village heads in the local government area to investigate properly the identity of these young men living in their midst to present an ugly situation that might arise in future.