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Ebonyi Reps member berates EEDC over power blackout in community

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Ruth Oginyi

The member representing Afikpo North/South federal constituency, Ebonyi state in the House of Representatives, Hon. Idu Igariwey, have blame Enugu Electricity distribution company EEDC for none power supply in Afikpo community for many years now.

The Lawmaker who expressed displeasure on the total power failure in the community which is his country home called on the company to address the situation as quickly as possible.

He spoke to newsmen in his Afikpo hometown at the weekend on his 2021 plans for his constituents. 

“The problem of power supply in Ehugbo is from EEDC. It is their duty to energize the area of their jurisdiction including Ehugbo, but they are not doing that. If you go to other places in the country, all the Power Distribution Companies there are doing well. They are providing transformers and  installing lights, but our own Distribution  is not doing well”, he said.

Igariwey, assured that he would donate transformers to some communities in the constituency for power supply.

The lawmaker also expressed concern over the  poor sanitation in the constituency as a result of the foul odour oozing out from the public toilet pits in they are and as a result would embark on construction of public convince in the ancient city.

 He said he would build 23 modern toilet facilities across the constituency to address the poor sanitation and open defecation in the area.

According to Idu, unpleasant smell coming from  local toilet pits located in various playgrounds in the constituency were very disturbing and could expose the people to diseases.

“We are going to build 23 toilet facilities in this constituency to address poor sanitation here. You can see that there are no toilet facilities in many residential houses.

“Many people go to toilet at Ogo playgrounds and odour from those public toilets are very offensive and pose threats to public health

“We have resolved to address this age-long problem, and we are going to build 23 modern toilet facilities in our constituency. We will start it this year by God’s grace, and we believe that they  will go a  long way in solving this problem”, he said.

He also said that Letu road in Edda, Afikpo South local government area and  two other roads in the two local governments that make up the constituency would also be constructed by him with rigid concrete pavements, adding that the roads have been captured in this year’s budget which has been by the National Assembly.

He said the deplorable Okogeri road in Ehugbo linking Ukpa and Ngodo communities in the area and another road in Amasiri community  have also  been captured in this year’s budget through his intervention and assured that he would also  construct the roads to ameliorate the sufferings of the road users.

The Federal Lawmaker also disclosed that  Government college Owutu Edda, Afikpo South would receive his attention and that will construct town hall in Amasiri  and Akpoha where the people will be meeting to discuss their affairs.

He assured that he would bring more life touching projects in the constituency apart from the water projects he has done in Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytecnic, Unwanna, Ukpa in Ehugbo  and other social amenities he has provided for the constituents to address their problems.

The lawmaker noted that he has sponsored bills and motions on the floor of the House to better the lots of his constituents and the nation at large,  announced that his three new  bills were among the 19 bills the House of Representatives will soon review with a view to passing them into laws.

Correspondent reports that Igariwey had constructed Ahia Ekuku/Mgbom/Amaizu road last year, which was in a deplorable situation and impassable to save the users and people living around the area from  untold hardship occasioned by its deplorable nature.#

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