Delta Govt. Says Dualising Nnebisi Road Nears Completion

 Nnebisi Road in Delta StateThe Delta State Government says it has kept its promise to dualise the Nnebisi road which is about 70% completed, from the traffic light to the cable Point which terminates at the bank of the River Niger.

The government says the development was to actualise the vision of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s administration of even infrastructural development in the state.

The state’s Commissioner for Works, James Augoye, made the disclosure in Asaba, the Delta State capital, south-south Nigeria.

Augoye revealed that the road construction is in two phases with the first phase from Nnebisi Road to the Cable Market which is about 1.71 kilometres.

He added that the second phase would be from the market to River Niger as a single carriage road.

The Commissioner gave an insight on the characteristics and value of the road, stressing that the government would only embark on projects that were geared towards the economic development of the state.

He pointed out that without good roads, it would be impossible for economic activities to thrive, even as more deliverable was expected from the government.

The Cable Market is at the centre of the connection between the Igalas in Kogi State, the Igbos of Asaba in Delta State and the Igbos of Nteje in Anambra State.

Although some of the traders had raised concerns on the project, they commended the state government for its efforts so far.

They said the road was known to be very bad as it distorts the activities of farmers, traders and other road users.

Anambra First Lady Commissions Sanitation Facilities In Communities

Ebelechukwu-ObianoThe wife of Anambra State governor, Ebele Obiano, has commissioned toilet facilities and boreholes in Umudioka, Agulu communities in Dunukofia and Anaocha Local Government Areas, respectively.

Mrs. Obiano says the projects will not only end open defecation method that generates diseases but will in no small measure promote hygiene, healthy and conducive environment especially for women to protect their dignity.

She used the opportunity to condemn a reported incidence of extortion from helpless women in the market, by touts against the state revenue collection procedures and laws, warning mothers to advice their wards to desist from such acts as the law will catch up with them.

The Member representing Dunukofia Constituency in the State House of Assembly, Lawrence Ezeudu, and the Traditional Ruler of Nteje, Igwe Roland Odegbo, all lauded the effort of the wife of the governor for impacting positively on the lives of the people.

 

Mrs. Obiano also assured the people that in spite of dwindling resources, the present administration is committed to the development of Anambra, create enabling environment for investment and provide women with opportunities to survive against all odds.

Mrs Obiano Commissions Modern Bungalows In Anambra

Ebelechukwu-Obiano-AnambraWife of Anambra State Governor, Mrs Ebelechukwu Obiano, has commissioned modern bungalows built for two indigent widows in two communities of the state.

During the commissioning on Monday, Mrs Obiano explained that the Housing for Indigent Widows Programme is a continuation of the initiative of her pet project, Caring Family Enhancement Initiative (CAFE).

The programme targets giving succour to indigent widows, catering to the less privileged and creating a sense of belonging amongst the physically challenged persons.

The Governor’s wife assured the residents that the Willie Obiano-led administration would strive to ensure the spread of dividends of democracy to every citizen of Anambra State.

She called for the spirit of friendship, stressing that the project has met the needs of the less privileged irrespective of party affiliations.

Mrs Obiano added that more widows would benefit from the housing project in which at least 10 indigent widows have already benefitted.

She said that the project was sponsored by well-meaning citizens of Anambra State whom she reached out to help support the mission.

The two beneficiaries of the project, Mrs Chinyeaka Okeke, and Mrs Margaret Anoyou, were full of praises for the unexpected gesture, saying their lives have changed forever.

The event was rounded off at Nteje in Oyi and Mbaukwu in Awka South local government areas where modern conveniences were also commissioned in the markets.

Anambra: Groups Reject Call For Poll Cancellation

Several individuals from the traditional institution in Anambra state as well as, political parties, youth organisations and some governorship candidates have rejected the call for the cancellation of the governorship election which was tagged ‘inconclusive’ by INEC.

Although the electoral umpire has said it would conduct a supplementary election in a bid to cover up lapses encountered in the first election, some groups as well as the PDP have called for the outright cancelation of the election.

They cited cases of financial inducement during the election and the non-conduct of the election in some wards in Idemili North as well as the issues of voters not finding their names in the register and as such were unable to cast their votes.

A former governor of Anambra state, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, who monitored the election highlighted both the good and the ugly side of the election and maintained that it would be senseless to cancel it.

From the traditional institution, the traditional rulers of Nteje (Rowland Odigbo) and Awka (Gibson Nwosu) stressed that the election was peaceful and saw no reason for the call for cancellation.

They said that those insisting on cancellation should seek redress in the appropriate quarters without disturbing the peace of the state.

Representatives of the Ohaneze and the Association of Town Union, Innocent Onwubuya, Chris Eluemuno and Chinelo Okechukwu condemned the idea in its entirety.

Members of the Coalition of accredited civil society group and state chapter of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, NYCN, said that there won’t be total cancellation of the election.

Chairman, International Society for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law, a civil society group led by Mr Emeka Umeagbalasi expressed surprise at the sudden lack of boldness by INEC under the law to conduct the election.

He reminded INEC that it has no power to cancel the elections as only the Tribunal has such powers. He also warned that Anambra people will never participate in any fresh poll.