- performs ground breaking ceremony for the building at Enugwu-Agidi, Njikoka LGA
By Chibunna Esedo
On Monday, July 5th 2021, the Super performing Senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial District, Distinguished Uche Ekwunife (Iyom) performed the ground breaking ceremony for the building of a 3-bedroom bungalow for a widow at Enugwu-Agidi, in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The ceremony is in line with the Senator’s move and desire to construct bungalows for some less privileged people in the Senatorial District.
Welcoming the guests at the event which was attended by representatives of the Enugwu-Agidi community, PDP party officials, the Njikoka Coordinator of Senator Uche Ekwunife Campaign Organizations (SUECO) in the ward, Mr Christopher Maduebo described the Senator’s decision as one borne out of her passion to touch the lives of families who are unable to afford a decent home.
After a thorough search conducted by the Senator for a truly indigent family in the LGA, Mrs Maureen Okekenta, an indigent widow from Enugwu-Agidi community emerged as one of the beneficiaries.
Speaking during the event, a high ranking member of Igwe’s cabinet and member board of trustees Enugwu-Agidi Patriotic Union, Chief Barr. Fidelis O. Anyanegbu expressed delight over the project. He stated that the good gesture which the Senator has brought to Enugwu-Agidi community has gladdened the heart of many in the town.
Speaking further, Barr. Anyanegbu described Senator Ekwunife as a public servant who has been consistent in her delivery of dividends of democracy to the people.
His words, “Today is indeed a happy day for us all, particularly for the family of Okekenta who are beneficiaries of this expression of benevolence by Iyom Ekwunife. By this gesture Senator Ekwunife has shown that she has the interest of the indigent at heart. It is therefore our earnest prayers that God will reward her good intentions by exalting her beyond her expectations”.
In her reaction, the beneficiary of the building project, Mrs Maureen Okekenta who could not contain her joy over the Senator’s magnanimity, thanked the Senator for putting smiles on the faces of her family. While expressing her excitement, she prayed God to reward the Senator abundantly and give her the zeal and opportunity to touch more lives.
Addressing the gathering, Senator Ekwunife who was represented by a delegation led by former commissioner for women affairs, Lady Harrieta Agbata appreciated the people of Enugwu-Agidi community for the overwhelming support they gave her in all her political sojourns. She noted that the reason why she initiated the housing project for the less privileged was to impact the lives of families who are struggling to have a decent roof over their heads.
Speaking further, the Federal Lawmaker noted that she is Senator today because of the support of other people, particularly the electorates who voted massively for her. She stated that the support she has gotten over the years from the people has motivated her to reach out to those in distress, particularly the less privileged ones in the society.
On his part, the SUE projects manager in the council area, Comrade ABC Ubani said the housing project has started in earnest, maintaining that it will be done at the appropriate and stipulated time.
Others that witnessed the ground breaking ceremony include the PDP Chairman Enugwu-Agidi ward 2, Chief Nduka Udeozo, the women leader of the village, Mrs Faustina Oguejiofor and other party faithfuls.. – Chibunna Esedo
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