Those who want the confusion in the South-East and Imo to continue will always oppose any move for the Federal Government to obey the Court Order for Nnamdi Kanu’s release. Let the Government release him to help lay the foundation for peace, reconciliation and addressing of all grievances. We need to separate criminals, murderous elements and some faceless armed groups backed by some state actors, who are hiding under all these crises to destroy our land, kill and bomb our people. Restoration of peace to the South-East must start. I stand on my call for the release of Nnamdi Kanu and the need to return to the roundtable to address all grievances, and reclaim our homeland from the brinks.
It is with premium gladness that I, ENGR. FRANCIS CHUKWU the Special Adviser to the Governor and General Manager of Owerri Capital Development Authority (OCDA) on behalf of my family, the Management and Staff of OCDA, wish to join other good spirited Imolites to rejoice and celebrate the quintessential wife of the Governor Her Excellency BARR. MRS CHIOMA UZODIMMA (IMO FIRST LADY) on the occasion of her Birthday Anniversary today 15th December, 2022.
Your Excellency, you have remained very dedicated, thoughtful and impactful in touching the lives of many Imolites positively through the conscious and conscientious efforts in changing the narratives on issues of Gender Based Violence against women and the Girl child. Apart from that, you have showcased undiluted commitment in making sure that the downtrodden in the society are carried along in the scheme of affairs in the State.
Evidently, we’re also aware of the unrelenting efforts you are making through the office of the First Lady in conjunction with the State Ministry of Gender and Vulnerable Affairs to empower a good number of Ndi Imo so that they will not only be self reliant but also contribute towards the progress of the State.
Additionally, we equally note with delight the interventions you have made to give hope to the hitherto hopeless through the Good Hope Flourish Foundation which is a foundation you birthed in order to further complement your humanitarian services to Ndi Imo.
Therefore, as we applaud you for the ever supportive roles you accord to your dearest husband and our Governor HIS EXCELLENCY DISTINGUISHED SENATOR HOPE UZODIMMA in giving Imolites quality governance, our wish and prayer remain that the good Lord will grant you many more fruitful years to keep imparting humanity more meaningfully, AMEN.
Congratulations and Happy Birthday Anniversary once again Your Excellency.
Engr. Francis Chukwu
Special Adviser/General Manager, OCDA
I, R t. Hon. Barr . Amaechi Nwoha, on behalf of the National Assembly Service Commission join millions of our people and Nigerians at large to celebrate with you on this occasion of your 64th birthday anniversary.
Your Excellency, as we rejoice with you on this special day, it is my earnest prayer that God in his infinite mercy bless you with many more years of healthy living, protection and accomplishments of selfless endeavors.
There was excitement in Igboeze North and Udenu Local Government Councils of Enugu State on Tuesday when officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) donated assorted relief materials worth millions of Naira to victims of flood disasters in the areas.
Over 90 percent of the entire communities in the two local governments that make up the Igboeze North/Udenu Federal Constituency are expected to benefit from the gesture.
The materials included blankets, mattresses, clothes, mosquito nets and bags of salt. Bags of food items, toiletry, wears, seasoning, tomatoes and vegetable oil.
Director General of NEMA, Mr. Mustapha Maihaja, while handing over the materials to the beneficiaries, said that the donation followed a report of flood disaster and communal crisis which affected the communities in the state.
Maihaja, represented by the South East Zonal coordinator of NEMA, Mr. Major Eze, said that the humanitarian relief assistance by the federal government was to ameliorate the sufferings of the affected communities.
Eze who charged the community leaders to engage in discussion with their neighbours if there were any form of crisis or disagreement to forestall violence, urged them to report disasters in their community in time.
His words: “The NEMA DG was deeply pained by the devastation caused in the community which prompted him to move fast to cushion the effect of the disaster by approving the following items for the Federal Constituency:
(1) 600x10kg bags of beans, (2) 600x10kg bags of rice, (3) 600x10kg bags of maize, (4) 50x20kg bags of salt, (5) 150x20litres kegs of vegetable oil (6) 300 cartons of 14/28)/carton, (7) 150 cartons of seasonings cubes, (8) tin tomatoes 800×75″x36″x4″ mattresses, (9) 800 units of mosquito nets, (10) 800 units of blankets (GB36H)”
“These items were approved by the Federal Government through NEMA to support those that were affected by the disaster.
“We quite appreciate Hon. Simon Chukwu Atigwe who promptly brought this incident to the attention of NEMA and we urge everybody to be very active in promptly reporting disasters in their community.
“We urge community leaders to engage in discussions with their neighbours if there is any form of disagreement to forestall violence. Community leaders should champion the idea of planting trees to act as wind breakers during windstorm.
“These simple practices will make communities more resilient to human instigated and natural disasters. We hope and expect that these items will assist in reducing the disruptive effect of the disaster in the federal constituency.
Earlier, member representing Igbo-Eze North and Udenu federal constituency, Rt. Hon. Simon Atigwe lauded federal government and NEMA for their prompt intervention and assistance to the victims of flood and communal crisis.
Atigwe who regretted that 90% of over 150 communities in the constituency were affected by the disaster, appealed to federal government for more materials.
“I am glad to welcome you all who come for the distribution of relief materials to victims of flood and communal crisis. Most of us may recall the two-pronged incidents that affected the area and disrupted economic activities in our constituency.
“I thank the federal government, Enugu state government and NEMA for coming to the aids of flood and communal crisis victims. Like Oliver twist, we want some more because over 500,000 victims will be left behind,” he concluded.