Atani community holds reception for Anambra Speaker, Commissioner for Informing


By Our correspondent

Atani Community in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State has honoured two of her illustrious sons: Speaker of the State House of Assembly,Rt.Hon.Somtochukwu Udeze and Information Commissioner,Sir Paul Nwosu in a grand reception.

House of Assembly Correspondent. reports that the Speaker of the State House of Assembly,Rt.Hon.Somtochukwu Udeze while speaking during the event which took place at the Central School field Atani,thanked Ndi Atani for honouring him and appreciated the entire Ogbaru people for their continuous support to him since 2015, assuring them that he would not disappoint them in any way.

The Speaker recounted Governor Chukwuma Soludo’s development achievements in Ogbaru Council Area to include transformation of Okpoko community into a mega city with the construction of 15.2 kilometers of roads in the area and a general hospital, rehabilitation of ten schools in Ogbaru, construction of the Atani-Ozubulu road which is ongoing as well as the ongoing construction of the Umunankwo-Ossomala bridge.

He added that Governor Soludo has employed a lot of Ogbaru people into the medical and teaching service and women of Ogbaru are benefiting from the free antenatal scheme while a lot of youth of Ogbaru have been engaged in the Governor’s youth empowerment programme.

Rt.Hon.Udeze who assured Ndi Ogbaru that he would use his position as Speaker to ensure that all democracy dividends due to them from the state government will be provided, enjoined them to continue to give maximum support to Governor Soludo’s administration in appreciation for the good work he is doing in the state, which he said, Ogbaru Local Government is a key beneficial.

On his part,the Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment,Sir Paul Nwosu, while thanking the people of Atani for the honour done him, commended Governor Soludo for chosing him as part of his development team and appealed to Ogbaru people to reciprocate the Governor’s development efforts in Ogbaru by voting him during his second term.

Sir Paul noted that since the Speaker of the State House of Assembly ,Rt.Hon.Udeze has continued to show good leadership in the legislature,the people of Ogbaru are expected to give him the necessary support to further strengthen the cordial working relationship existing between him and the Governor.

In his remarks, Governor Chukwuma Soludo who was represented by the Secretary to the state government,Prof.Solo Chukwulobelu, described the Speaker,Rt.Hon.Udeze and Information Commissioner,Sir Paul as politicians who have distinguished themselves by rendering selfless service to the state.

The Governor urged Ndi Atani and the entire Ogbaru people to continue to support the All Progressives Grand Alliance ( APGA) and his government to enable his administration do more things for them.

In their separate speeches,the traditional ruler of Atani,Igwe Augustine Azuka, President-General of Atani Community, Comrade Arinzechukwu Nzeli, Chairman, Reception Planning Committee,Comrade Casmire Izukanne as well as the keynote speaker,Prof.Ikenna Alumona, while thanking Governor Soludo for his special interest in the development of Atani Community and Ogbaru Local Government Area,appreciated Rt.Hon.Udeze and Sir Paul for being their worthy representatives in the government.

Highlights of the event included foundation stone laying by the Speaker for the construction of the multi million naira Garri and other agricultural products processing mill he promised the people of Atani and other communities in Ogbaru, cultural dance as well as display by different masquerades among others.

By Ifeizu Joe

Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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