Member representing Aba South state constituency in the Abia state House of Assembly, Hon. Nwogu Iheasinmuo has called on the residents of Aba to rally round Gov. Theodore Orji in his bid to give a facelift to the state of roads in the city.
In an interview with our correspondent, the lawmaker said the residents of the city must support the governor and contribute their quota to the ongoing efforts to rehabilitate roads.
“What the governor needs is support from the residents of Aba. All hands should be on deck, government alone cannot solve all the problems of the state. It is just natural, when you support somebody, it makes him do more. It is the same with the government. It gives them the courage to do more. Nobody is perfect. Gov. Orji is trying his best within the available resources to make sure the Aba is given a facelift. We have 17 local governments, but he is focused on changing a lot of things about Aba. He knows the problem of Aba which is road and power. Both problems are being tackled.
“Some people see leadership as an easy task, but this is not so. If God doesn’t give you that wisdom, you can lead a local government, not to talk of a state.”
Iheasinmuo who chairs the House Committee on Transport further described the Gov. Orji as a promise keeper.
According to him, he has kept his promise of rehabilitating the roads. “He has completed the rehabilitation of Azikiwe road, Brass Street, Constitution Crescent, Milverton Avenue, among other roads.
“Take a visit to Milverton Avenue, and Brass junction you will appreciate the efforts of the governor. Work on Ehere road in Ogbor Hill is 90% completed. You can see the roads are beign rehabilitated and is extending to others. The quality of the work is also commendable. We are happy that he is continuing the good work. We thank Ochendo that was why I named him ‘the Talk and Do Governor’ during the flag off of road rehabilitation at Brass junction. He has been prudent with the allocations and little internally generated revenue the state gets.”
The lawmaker used the occasion to thank his constituents and friends for standing by him, stressing that he will do more to enable them enjoy more democracy dividends.
“I am grateful to God, my constituents and well wishers for their support. It has been wonderful experience. What I’m doing is to thank them for their support. We should learn how to show appreciation. You are there today, next day, another person takes over, but the issue is, what effort did you make to better the lots of those who you represent? It is not a question of money, but spending time with your people will enable you know their problem and how best to solve it.”
Iheasinmuo disclosed that he instituted a scholarship fund to support indigent students as well as soft loans and other welfare packages to assist his constituents.