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.
04. PHILANTHROPIST ADVISES YOUTHS ON THEIR FUTURE.
BY LILIAN ONYEKA
Philanthropist, Chief Cyprian Abanafor, has called on youths to avoid acts capable of maiming their future.
Chief Abanafor advised youths to always learn skills that will make them to become self reliant while addressing them at Oraeri in Aguata Local Government area.
He said that he introduced a football tournament in the community to bring the youths in the area together, as well as haunt for talents. Chief Abanafor used the opportunity to commend Governor Willie Obiano for being youth friendly.
05. Aguata Transition Chairman to Embark on #2million Community Development Projects
By: Ezeiru Chioma M.
The Transition Chairman of Aguata Local Government Hon. Eche Ezeibe, has said that he will embark on Community Development projects worth of #2million in all the Communities of Aguata Local Government Area, of Anambra State.
Hon. Eche Ezeibe disclosed this at an interactive session he held with the Traditional Rulers, President Generals (PGs), newly elected transition council members, woman leader and other community leaders at the local government council hall, Ekwulobia.
The Transition Chairman stressed the need for the people of Aguata who do not have permanent voters card (PVC) and are eligible to vote, to come out enmasse and participate fully in the on-going voters registration exercise so as not to be disenfranchised in the upcoming elections.
He also, solicited the support of the traditional rulers and President generals in the area, for the mobilization and sensitization of their people on the need to participate in voters registration exercise, which is on-going at the Aguata INEC office, Okpo Ekwulobia.
Hon. Eche Ezeibe while commending Governor Obiano for the #20million community development projects, asked the community leaders to compile a comprehensive report of the completed projects as well as situation and progress report of the yet to be completed
projects in their communities; as the state government has promised to award another #20million project to communities.
He stated that there is need for the construction of more gutters as this will help in combating the problem of erosion in the area.
Ezeibe enjoined community leaders to encourage their people to partake in immunization, Open Defecation Free (ODF) Programm, and other programmes sponsored by UNCIEF in the area.
He called for peace as it will foster development in the area, stating that he operates an open door policy for suggestions and good criticism.
Also speaking, the Chairman of Street Naming Committee, Hon.O.C.J Ezechukwu who stated that street naming has been a problem in the area, noted that it is paramount to have appropriately named streets in communities so as to help people locate their destination
While describing Aguata as one of the peaceful local government areas in the state, praised the traditional rulers for fostering peace in the area, and also called on them to support the
He however, expressed his displeasure over the nonchalant attitude of people towards the ongoing voters registration. And the provision of only one machine for the registration of voters by INEC.
The President General of Amesi, Ezekiel Chukwuneke who gave a report of the community development projects, thanked the state government for carrying out such projects and for his giant strides in the development of the nook and crannies of the state.
He suggested that President Generals should be involved in any community development projects in their communities. He also requested that the Transition Chairman and
traditional rulers should look into the excesses and carelessness of masquerades which has claimed the lives of some people in the area.
Chief Tony Anadi, Director of finance for Aguata local government asked the traditional rulers to support the present administration in providing land for Agriculture and construction of
modern recreational park, which will boost the internally generated revenue and economy of the local government area.
06. EZEIBE CHARGES PWD TO BE ENTERPRISING.
The Transition Chairman Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State Hon. Eche Ezeibe has charged people with disabilities (PWD) to come forward with ideas that could foster good governance and progress within the locality.
The Local Government boss gave the injunction when the members of the Joint National Association of people with disabilities (JONAPWD) led by its Aguata L.G.A Chairman Comrade Okpala David paid him a solidarity visit in his office at Ekwulobia .
Hon. Ezeibe congratulated them for organizing themselves in an umbrella body, urging them to organize programmes that could sensitize their members, on why they should shun street begging and venture into meaningful crafts that could enable them live better lives.
“Bank on my support as you do this”, Ezeibe declared. In his response, the leader of the delegation Commrade Okpala David unbehalf of the association thanked the Local Council boss and declared their unflinching support to his administration .
07. PARENTS URGED TO PROTECT CHILDREN AGAINST EVIL ACTIVITIES.
08.FR. DIMUDE ENJOINS CATHOLIC FAITHFUL TO REGISTER IN THE CONTINUOUS VOTER REGISTRATION EXERCISE.
BY ODUAH, FLORENCE IFEYINWA
09.SOLUDO SUPPORTS SCHOOLS IN ISUOFIA
By Okeke, Anthonia Chioma
The former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo (Odenigbo Aguata) has recently put smile on the faces of the pupils, teachers and the entire people of Isuofia by donating generously to all the government primary schools in Isuofia, Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State.
Professor C.C Soludo, a renowned economist, showered the six(6) Government Primary schools in Isuofia with various free gift items which ranges from school jersey, overhead water tanks, books, school marching bands, uniform, school fence and also payment of PTA teachers’ salaries.
The Headmistress of Amaoji Primary School in Umueze village Isuofia Mrs Onuegbu Angela who was overwhelmed with joy while narrating the story, said her own school was mostly favoured.
According to her, school has been sourcing for fund to buy their marching band. She further to explain that Prof. Soludo has been organizing and hosting football tournament for all the government primary schools in Isuofia for the past six years.
Another person who claimed anonymous, an indigene of Isuofia, said that the good deeds of Prof. Soludo cannot be easily erased in the minds of Isuofia People especially among the youths.
He prayed God to bless Isuofia town with more illustrious sons and daughters like him.