The former House of Representatives member representing Ikwuano-Umuahia federal constituency and Board Member representing the South East in the North East Development Commission, Hon Sam Onuigbo,has lauded the country’s president and the Governor of Abia state, for placing development above party politics.
Onuigbo who made this known in Umuahia following the award of the contract for the construction of a Federal Secretariat in Umuahia, commended the President, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR, for his commitment to equity and all round development of the country, praising the Abia state Governor, Dr Alex Chioma Otti, for placing priority in facelifting the state, through his infrastructural development.
He said that now that the bottleneck of self-sabotage has been removed by the Governor, Abia State will in no time have its long overdue Federal Secretariat including the benefits derivable therein.
The former National lawmaker who attracted the project since October 2019, said the takeoff of construction was delayed due to the politics of placing party above the people as exhibited by the immediate past Abia State government.
Onuigbo, however, expressed gratitude to the Abia state Governor, Otti, whom he said has shown that his focus is on the development of Abia, not minding the political party of the person attracting the developmental project.
The ex lawmaker further thanked the Traditional Ruler of the host community, the Oba of Ekeoba Kingdom, Ohuhu, in Umuahia North Local Government Area, HRH Eze Iheanyichukwu Nwokenna, commending his tenacity and cooperation in ensuring that the project is realized for the benefit of not only Ekeoba people, but for the State in general.
Onuigbo equally assured Eze Nwokenna that Governor Otti is fully committed to the process and has promised that the compensation due to the host community will be expeditiously taken care of, urging the monarch to reassure his community of the commitment of the State Government to paying the necessary compensation and therefore allow contractors to get to work.