By Buchi James
The Enugu State House of Assembly Committee on Works has commended the governor of the state His Excellency Ifeanyi Lawrence Ugwuanyi for his massive rural road projects throughout the nooks and crannies of the state.
Speaking during the week in Enugu, the state capital after an oversight function in Awgu Local Government Area, the Enugu State House of Assembly Works Committee Chairman, Mr. Chima Obieze commended the state governor for the people – oriented initiative.
The chairman stated that the committee had just commenced its oversight supervision of ongoing road projects in the state following the inauguration of the seventh assembly, noting that the road projects had both phases one and two and the extension.
His words: “As you can see, when we were moving round, we passed through Agbogugu, Ihe and Mgbowo all in Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State.”
According to the chairman, one of the contractors whose site was visited was Mr Anayo Onwegbu, who is a son of the soil, adding that the area did not expect less from him as he was known for quality jobs.
“We are impressed. We also took time to visit some of the projects being handled by the local government chairman and his team. Some of them are the office extension and administrative hall all within the council area.
“Others are Ugwumba Housing Projects and also the market project too. The local governments are also doing their best to ensure that they bring development to the people at the grassroots.
“The committee is impressed with the visit and urges every local government to emulate the good works going on in Awgu LGA,” he said.
Obieze stated that the road projects totaled 10km, and noting that work had reached advanced stages in most of the sites.
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi had during his second tenure campaigns stated emphatically that if re – elected, he would place emphasis on rural development as a way of bringing the dividend of democracy to the rural dwellers and making the people feel the impact of the government.