Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has directed the Abia State Universal Basic Education Board (ASUBEB) to commence fencing of the Mbato Secondary School, Umungalagu, Eziama Nvosi, in Isialangwa South Local government Area of the State.
Ikpeazu gave the directive while speaking as a special guest at the 53rd birthday celebrations of the Member representing Isialangwa North and South Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, in his home town, Umungalagu, Eziama Nvosi.
He also asked the celebrant to come and take delivery of 20 units of solar lights to be installed at the stadium named after him (Governor).
The Governor disclosed that aggressive road construction works will take place this coming dry season, adding that the Obikabia – Umueńe road will be completed.
He urged Abians to be patient with his government as he is poised to touch every part of the State.
He said moving from one political party to another is not the solution but providing quality representation for the people and assured that he remains a member of the PDP.
The Abia Chief Executive, who commissioned the Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu Ikpeazu Mini Stadium and other items provided by the celebrant, congratulated him and prayed God to bless him with more eventful years, while urging the beneficiaries of the empowerment projects to make judicious use of the items provided.
Also speaking, the Senator representing Abia Central at the National Assembly, Chief T. A Orji commended the celebrant for the projects he has done for his constituents.
He described Darlington Nwokocha as a loyal and committed friend who is providing quality representation to his constituents and urged stakeholders in the Abia polity to complement the efforts of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu in moving the state forward.
On his part, the Speaker, Abia State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Chinedum Orji and the State Chairman of the PDP, Rt. Hon. Asiforo Okere said that Darlington Nwokocha had introduced a new dimension in legislation by attracting, implementing and executing projects within his constituency, describing him as a true party man.
In his remarks, the Chairman of the occasion and National Organizing Secretary of the PDP, Col. Austin Akobundu (Rtd.) described the commissioning of the projects executed by Darlington, including ICT centre, Legislative Chambers, mini stadium as well thought out and wonderful birthday gifts to his constituents aimed at building capacity of his people and commended Darlington Nwokocha for making the party proud.
The state Chairman of the PDP Chief Asiforo Okere said that Darlington Nwokocha had brought to bear a new dimension in representation, adding that he had witnessed the commissioning of many projects of the lawmaker, describing him as a true party man and representative of his people.
In their speeches on behalf of stakeholders of Isialangwa North and South, the member representing Isialangwa North State Constituency, Chief Ginger Onwusibe and the Board Chairman Abia State Polytechnic Aba, Elder John Nwangborogwu commended the celebrant for his quality representation of his people and urged him to continue to put smiles on the faces of his people.
In his speech, the celebrant, Darlington Nwokocha said that all he had done for his people were to complement the developmental efforts of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu at the grassroots and thanked God for bringing him up from poor background to limelight.
In the meantime, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has commissioned the first phase of the newly constructed 5 kilometre Umuobiakwa-Owo Ahiafor road in Abia State.
The road project was officially commissioned by the Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peooles Democratic Party, Senator Walid Jibrin.
Speaking at the event, Governor Ikpeazu said the road was a strategic economic road which connects to legendary Onicha Ngwa Hospital and leads also to Akwa Ibom State. He said the benefiting communities would for the first time in its history find an access road to Aba and Umuahia.
He charged the people to protect the road by ensuring that no bonfire is set on the road and that the drainages are always clean.
He said commissioning of roads will continue until his last day in office, saying that he is in government to affect lives positively and thanked the State House of Assembly for the solid support given to him to perform.