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Isi Uzo LG Chairman, Obeagu Interfaces With Stakeholders, Sets Up Community Development Committee

By Godwin Duhu And Odoabuchi Kingsley Chukwudi

In line with the policy direction of the Enugu State Governor, His Excellency, Dr. Peter Ndubuisi Mba, to build partnerships with local governments in order to facilitate development in rural areas, the Executive Chairman of Isi-Uzo local government area, Hon. Obiora Obeagu, recently had a robust engagement with stakeholders of Isi-Uzo local government where he briefed them on the development plans of the Enugu State government and the need for Isi-Uzo to strategically key into the State government’s programmes.

The stakeholders were drawn from across the eleven wards of Isi-Uzo. The Council Chairman constituted them as the Isi-Uzo Community Development Committee (ICDC). Hon. Obiora Obeagu informed the gathering that the ICDC from these eleven wards will have the responsibility of undertaking community needs assessment and helping to coordinate community level development and intervention activities.

The Isi-Uzo LGA Chairman further stated that apart from the partnership with the State government, the Council also plans to engage federal government institutions, private sector actors and other national and international organizations to facilitate the needed development in Isi-Uzo.

The Executive Chairman charged the ward representatives to work as a team and document development needs of communities in each ward and submit their report to the Council for necessary actions.

The ward committees were mandated to commence work immediately.

“I also want to inform you all that there shall be an Economic, Governance and Development Committee at the local government level which will drive government’s programmes from the centre based on arrangements with the State government. I also want to promise that there shall be equity, justice and fairness to all”, the council chairman told the stakeholders.

Speaking at the event, the PDP Chairman of Isi-Uzo local government Hon Uche Ugwueze, thanked the Isi-Uzo Council Chairman for coming up with such innovative idea, he said the process will have direct impacts on the people and promised to do his best to support such laudable program.
He went further to say that the Council Chairman has done very well in the area of projects execution and human capital developments and must be encouraged by all sons and daughters of Isi-Uzo local government to do more.

Other speakers include Chief Anselm Onah, Registrar State University of Medical And Applied Sciences, SUMAS, Hon. Chidi Egbogu and Hon Ik Ogbodo, former SAs to Enugu State Governor respectively, Mr Sylvester Ugwuagbo, Engr. Martin Okwor and others.

Engr. Martin Okwor in his vote of thanks praised the Council Chairman, Hon. Obeagu, for his governance initiatives. He noted that Isi-Uzo people are happy with his historic new Secretariat complex under construction, which will boost activities at the Council headquarters and also give Isi-Uzo a facelift.

Stakeholders expressed happiness with the Executive Chairman’s leadership and noted that his initiatives will help facilitate the needed development in Isi-Uzo as well as help the local government make progress.

Other stakeholders in attendance include; Hon Ogechukwu Nnamani, Vice-Chairman Isi-Uzo LGA, Hon Azubuike Odo, SLG Isi-Uzo LGA, Hon Irenus A. Nnaji, Leader Isi-Uzo Legislative Council, Hon Jacob Abonyi, immediate past Chairman of Isi-Uzo LGA, Hon Osita Ogene, former Chairman, Isi-Uzo LGA, Hon. Emma Igwurube, former TC Chair Isi-Uzo LGA, Hon. Godwin Eze, Chief of Staff, Isi-Uzo LGA, Mrs Chika Ede, LG Cashier, Hon. Nnabuike Ugwu, Majority Leader of Isi-Uzo Legislative Council, Hon. Bright Nwodo, Chief Whip, Hon. James Nnaji, Supervisor for Works, Hon. Philip Ezembu, Supervisor for Agric., All the Administrators of Development Centres; Hon Ik Orji, Admin Amanyi, Hon Chris Agu, Admin. Isi-Uzo Central, Hon Tobechukwu Odo, Admin, Eha-West, Hon Emeka Ome, Admin, Eha-East, Hon. Mrs. Virginia Ede, Isi-Uzo Women Leader, Mr. Bartholomew Eze, Youth Leader, Isi-Uzo LGA, Mr. Stephen Ugwu, SA to Chairman on Students Affairs and President, National Association of Isi-Uzo Students (NAIS), among others.

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