N’Assembly Member Distributes 3,500 Bags of Rice to constituents in Ebonyi

N’Assembly Member Distributes 3,500 Bags of Rice to constituents in Ebonyi

Hon.Emmanuel Uguru, the member representing Abakaliki/ Izzi federal constituency, Ebonyi State in the House of Representatives, Sunday distributed 3,500kg bags of rice to the constituents.

The Lawmaker explained that the foodstuff was to alleviate the untold hardship of the people as removal of fuel subsidy by the federal government.

The Lawmaker also distributed twenty-eight (28) motorcycles, 50 sewing machines, 55 Hair dryers and steamers, and 40 Medium-sized Freezers to the artisans in his constituency.

The distribution took place in Onicha Amagu, Abakaliki local government area of the state.

He said that he had some motions and petitions on the floor of the House which within his eight months he went to the National Assembly and listed the motions and petitions as; rehabilitation of Internally Displaced Persons from War-torn Communities between Ebonyi and Cross River States. urgent Need for Federal Road Intervention in Nigeria, motion on the State of the Nation and motion to investigate the killings at Immaculate Conception Parish, Nkwagu and bring the perpetrators to justice.

Others according to him are; letters to Director General NEMA to provide relief materials for the rehabilitation of those displaced in Igbegu, Amachi, Okpuitumo, Idda, and Enyigba by the Ebonyi/Cross River interstate communal crises and also victims of flood disaster in some areas of Abakaliki Local Government Area, in according to the resolution.

“I have also presented a petition against the Army Chief of Staff and the National Security Adviser/Department of State Security (DSS) on behalf of Mr. EmmanuelOfoke (Ochiwar) and the Izzi Lawyers Association speaking for Barr. Pius Awoke whose case is presently being handled by the House Committee on public petition, hoping he will soon have his freedom, co-sponsored a motion to Construct Oju-Uwoku-Iboko-Abakaliki Federal Road to connect Ebonyi and Benue and boost economic activities in the Constituency in particular and Ebonyi in general”,.
Uguru explained that a committee of seven (7 persons chaired by Rev. Father James Nwofoke was put in place, who screened and selected twenty-four (24) indigent and intelligent undergraduates from tertiary institutions in the country and that 24 undergraduates were selected for the scholarship.

Uguru said the scholarship however does not cover anything beyond tuition fees; and targets at least a 60:40 ratio of boy and girl child education where 50:50 is not possible.

“My people, this is the account of my eight months’ stewardship and my earnest prayer is that God is on my side, I shall achieve these within the stipulated time frame, in actualizing my mission and vision statement.

“Thank you all for your support and for those who have not directly benefitted today, by the grace of God, before the end of the tenure, every member of the Constituency would have directly or indirectly been touched, especially as I am lucky and blessed to have the infrastructural and human capital development Governor who has given me both cover and back up as his representative in the National Assembly; an incredible gesture of His Excellency I am not taking for granted”, he stated.

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