Reporter : CHUKWUBUIKE MADU
The lawmaker representing Ezzah South-Ikwo Federal Constituency of Ebonyi State, Comrade Chinedu Ogah, has warned that anyone or group that destroys Federal Government facilities in the area will be prosecuted.
Comrade Ogah gave the warning during a tour of the constituency where he inaugurated some projects and rendered account of his stewardship within a year and two weeks of being in the Green Chamber.
Comrade Ogah, who urged the people to guard government projects jealously, promised to attract more development projects, move motions and sponsor bills that are people oriented.
Among the projects he attracted were three bridges and eight box culverts, earth roads and empowerment schemes, including housing, scholarship and agricultural programmes as well as secured federal jobs for over 100 persons.
“We doing electricity, we have empowered many youths, we gave some of them over 350 motorcycles, over 200 tricycles and bought cars for others.
“We got grant from government for payment of school fees of students in tertiary institutions while I paid WAEC fees of over 850 candidates.
“We are building houses for poor people. So far we have finished two of the houses and handed them over to the beneficiaries.
“We are also supporting our farmers, I have procured fertilizers, threshers, grinding machines and other things for them.
“Through the instrumentality of my position, I secure federal jobs for about 117 persons from my constituency and other constituencies. This does not include those I helped to get federal and state jobs before I went to the House of Reps.
“Also, we have moved many motions, petitions and sponsored a bill in the National Assembly,” Comrade Ogah enumerated.
One of beneficiaries of Comrade Ogah’s indigent housing scheme, Mrs. Gloria Ucha, was overwhelmed with joy as she spoke with Radio Nigeria.
“I get joy in me because I no get house and Chinedu Ogah come build house for me. God go bless am plenty,” the woman prayed.
Two other members of the Ezzah South-Ikwo Federal Constituency, Professor Michael Otuma and Chief Anthony, commended Comrade Ogah for his achievements so far, describing him as the only federal lawmaker from the area to have visited his people since the return of democracy.
Comrade Ogah presented Christmas gifts of cash, drinks and cows to the people in twenty-one wards he visited.
He also held a Christmas party in his home town, Item-Amagu Ikwo where notable personalities in Ebonyi State and the poor attended and were presented with various gifts, including bags of rice, beans, sugar, salt, noddles, and other food stuffs as well as wrapper.