It is a joyous celebration for the residents of Udume, Umuatubo, Umuizim and Ogbede villages of Eziama Ogbaku as the rural electrification project by the Awgu Local Government Administration was finally commissioned.
The electricity project which was recently completed and connected to the National grid is the first time in its history that the Community would have a feel of electricity.
The project was completed by the Chairman of Awgu Local Government Area, Hon. Stanley Okeke.
Speaking with newsmen during the commissioning, the Chairman noted that the project was first started by CSDP but later abandoned.
When he came in as chairman he continued the project and completed it.
He said, “Today I am happy that this community, Eziama Ogbaku, for the first time in history, now has electricity.”
Hon. Okeke disclosed that the community has been deprived of basic social amenities by previous administration’s until Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi started the asphalt of Ogbaku/Ogwugwu/Owede road.
“I will ever be grateful to the governor for remembering my people and for giving me the opportunity to serve as a Local Government Chairman which has made our people to have electricity at last.”
On the issue of security, the Chairman commended the governor’s prompt intervention stressing that without him the situation would have deteriorated.
“The governor pulled resources to ensure that the security is sure. Today in Awgu, you can lie down on the road, you can move around at anytime and nothing will happen to you.”
The contractor who handled the electricity project, Engr. Casmir Nwiwe said, “today we are here to commission the rural electrification project that was awarded by Awgu Local Government Chairman Hon. Stanley Okeke.”
He explained that the projected linked electricity from Ogbede Ogbaku on the Enugu/Port Harcourt Expressway to Eziama Ogbaku a distance of about 1000 meters.
Charles Mme, Supervisor for Works Awgu Local Government Area said it is a day of giving glory to God, that Eziama Ogbaku now has electricity for the first time.
“We thank our chairman for this landmark achievement and we urge other councils to borrow a leaf and liberate their rural communities from the shackles of under development.”
Credit: Everyday News.