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By Uzo Ugwunze

The new Transition Committee Chairman, Idemili North Local Government Area(INLGA), Hon Sir Stanley Nkwoka(Ochendo Idemili) has assured his people that he would run an administration built on transparency, accountability and ensure conservation of a healthy environment during his tenure saying that he has to work assiduously to prove himself for the next level.

Abatete All Stars presenting a Recognition Award to the Idemili North LGA TC Chairman, Hon Sir Stanley Nkwoka during his reception at the Secretariat, Ogidi, Anambra State

Presenting his inaugural address at the INLGA Secretariat, Ogidi as he resumed office, Hon Nkwoka said his vision was to build a sustainable, inclusive and prosperous local government,where every Nwa Idemili has access to quality services, opportunities, and a healthy environment.

“As we mark the beginning of a new chapter in our LGA, we will focus on enhancing infrastructural development; improving healthcare and Primary Education; Promoting economic growth and job creation; Promoting our environment and conservation; Fostering community engagement and Stakeholder participation; Improving Local Security.

“I will work tirelessly to ensure transparency, accountability and good governance. Our doors are open to suggestions, ideas and feedback because our vision and priorities are anchored on the Four Major Pillars of Mr Governor’s Solution agenda viz a viz : Economic Transformation; Social Agenda; Governance,Rule of Law and Value System; and Environment,” said Nkwoka.

“Accountability will be my watch-ward. No misappropriation, mismanagement or misapplication of funds will be condoned under my watch. Every penny of INLGA will be administered in line with set purpose”.

“To improve trust, administrative transparency and confidence in leadership, I will ensure synergy of all major institutions such as appointed Councillors, former councillors,Igwes-in-Councils, Anambra State Association of Towns Union (ASATU) Presidents General, ASATU Community Women Leaders and Youth Wings of the 10 communities, National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Christian Wings, Market Union Leaders, Business Communities among other major stakeholders within INLGA”, Nkwoka said.

The Idemili South Chairman who was a former SSA to Gov on Environment said that with his 17 years as an environment practitioner sanitation and environmental health will not be a herculean task for him.

“I shall design an easy to implement waste management plan that will deal with prevalent waste management challenges. We shall engage ourselves with the monthly environmental sanitation exercise which will focus on desilting drainages and cleaning our environment. Just as in 80’s Environmental health officers will be super activated to move from one point to the other to enforce cleanliness”.

“On Education, In line with Mr. Governor’s free education program for pupils of Primary 1 to students in Junior Secondary school 3, no child of that school age would be seen roaming the streets or hawking during school hours. We shall motivate teachers by engaging our people to provide free accomodations as we ensure posting of experienced teachers to INLGA”,he said.

“Our Youths will be engaged in the 1 Youth 2 Skills program of the Governor Soludo’s administration, Dignity of labor will be top priority, Youths will be involved in the security of the towns and Youth engagement and empowerment will be encouraged because under my watch cultism, restiveness will not be condoned,” said Nkwoka.

The TC Chairman also pledged to boost revenue generation in INLGA by 100 percent adding that he would engage prominent sons and daughters of Idemili North to embrace Governor Soludo’s Public Private Community Partnership (PPCP)/Akulueuno by constructing road and drainages in the towns and villages towards infrastructural development.

Moreso,Sir Nkworka further stated that his administration would give attention to the welfare and empowerment of disabled persons in the LGA which had been neglected over time. He also promised to partner with Anambra Ministry of Health to post health officers and ensure that umu Idemili have access to quality healthcare.

Also, he said he would stop street trading and trading on drainages saying that he would decongest the roads to enhance free flow of traffic in INLGA.

“Finally, the reelection of Solution Governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo for second term is a must.I will work with stakeholders and party leaders to take electioneering campaigns to the grassroots showcasing the good works and achievements of Chalie Nwamgbafor that will speak for his reelection for more work,” said Nkwoka.

Earlier, the Head, Local Government Administration, Engr. Emeka Achukwu unbehalf of INLGA staff welcomed the newly inaugurated TC Chairman to the secretariat pledging that he would ensure that all the different departments cooperate with the new LG Boss to drive his visions and aspirations.

Highlights of the event include the presentation of a recognition award to the TC Chairman by some members of his hometown, Abatete All Stars led by Chukwudi Anyaefena and Chike Okwulora Nwaezigbo.

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