Anambra philanthropist gives succour to residents, commences road repairs
By Lawrence Nwimo
Residents and tricycle operators in Okpoko, Ogbaru local government area of Anambra state were thrown into jubilation as a philanthropist and stakeholders in Anambra state, Dr Lynda Agwunobi, commenced rehabilitation of major access roads leading to the community.
The inhabitants of the area revealed that the roads in question – Ojoto Road and Ede Road by-pass had been abandoned for many years and accused successive governments in the state of insensitivity to their plight.
Flagging off the road project, Agwunobi revealed that politicians and several successive governments had politicised the rehabilitation of Okpoko roads, noting that nobody cared to remember the roads which were left in a deplorable state.
“I am a member of the landlords association in Okpoko and among the stake holders in the Anambra state. This road had been politicised over time and I have taken it upon myself to fix it single-handedly.
I want to show them that as an individual, I would do it. It was my promise to Okpoko community and I want to fulfil it as my own contribution to the betterment of Okpoko because I have a lot of establishments located in the area.
Agwunobi, the proprietress of St. Lwanga School of Health, Onitsha, Anambra state, disclosed that Dr Chidozie Nwankwo was the only other person behind her in the road project.
“Dr Chidozie Nwankwo is the only person who is supporting me in this huge project. He is a kind man who can think good for the people.”
Some tricycle operators and Okpoko residents which included Mr Samuel Iheku, Mrs Patricia Ekwe, Mr. Gabriel Madu, Mr. Elija Uwa and Comrade Ogbonna Ebuka in their separate speeches commended the magnanimous acts of Dr Agwunobi and prayed God to bless her and whoever is supporting her.