Nigeria must unite for progress – Engr. Ihejiagwa
The people of Orsu Local Government Area, October 1, 2016 joined their counterparts in other parts of the country to mark this year’s Independence anniversary. The event was held at the Council Headquarters Awo-idemili.
In his speech at the occasion, the Transition Committee Chairman for the Local Government, Engr. Peterclinton Ihejiagwa said that it is time for Nigerians to come together and work for the peace and progress of the country. He pointed out that the country has been under the siege of security challenges, economic hardship, while some leaders siphon public funds to enrich themselves.
The Council boss said that Nigeria is blessed with so many natural resources but they are mismanaged, adding that the present condition of the country does not call for blame against anybody. He was optimistic that the challenge of economic recession will be over, adding that all hands must be on deck. He reminded Nigerians that past leaders have done well to bring independence for us and now it is left for us to uphold their good legacies.
The T.C Chairman commended Governor Rochas Okorocha for his love for Imo children, thus giving them free education to enable the child of the poor to go to school. He saw that the present administration in the state has given a sense of belonging to the downtrodden. Engr. Ihejiagwa expressed his readiness to bring total development to all aspects of the Council and called for collaborative effort for the progress of the Council.
Speaking, the Divisional Police Officer (D.P.O) of Orsu L.G.A, Mr. Ficnyobo Sinclair said that the nation needs the support of every Nigeria at this time of economic recession. He added that the Police are working hard to combat crime in the area and pleaded with the Council boss to enhance logistics that will improve the performance of the security agents. Mr. Ficnyobo urged the people of the area to partner with the security agents and report any unusual activities happening around them.
HRH Eze Joe Amafili, who was present at the event, prayed for the peace and unity of the council in particular and the nation in general. Other dignitaries include, the Director of Administration and General Services (DAGS), Mrs. Ifunanya Ogbonta, priest and other Transition Committee members. The event featured March past by the pupils and students from the area.