The entire people of Amuhu village on Friday afternoon 19th April 2019 celebrated the first motorized borehole with over head plastic tanks which was sunk and handed over to them by a lawmaker representing Ezza North and Ishielu Federal Constituency, Hon. Anayo Edwin Nwonu at Amaozanu Community, Ezillo in Ishielu Local Government Area.
Speaking during the event, Mr. Jerry Oji Oduma, President General of Federated Ezillo General Assembly (FEGA) told Citizens’ Advocate that the stress associated with sourcing for water in the area which his people had been experiencing since time immemorial had become a thing of the past courtesy of the gesture.
He said, “It may interest you to know that the only sources of water in this village were streams of Ngele Eguguba and Uzuru which are located at far distances from the people. Thus today marks another milestone in the history of Amaozanu Community by this singular event.”
He further appreciated the honourable members whom he described as a detribalized man who had done a lot to his constituents and as a result prayed God to guide him until he gets to the apex of his political career.
The parliamentarian who attracted the project in his part said that following his love for his constituency, he had sunk more than twenty two motorized boreholes and partly 9 hand boreholes since he was voted into power.
“These are the people who voted for me during the 2015 general elections even when I did not appear in person during the electioneering campaign, in the last elections, though I came around, I was still voted for.”
“This is the reason why I embarked on all these projects as a means of appreciating them and to make them happy,” he explained.
The Coordinator of Ishielu Development Center, Hon. James Abba, expressed delight owing to the fact that the suffering of his people towards having access to potable water has been cushioned.
He thanked both the donor and the beneficiaries for their mutual cooperation and understanding and assured the lawmaker of their continued support at all times.
Citizens’ Advocate reliably gathered that the dilapidating and wooden bridge of Uzuru which had almost disconnected the people from their neighbouring communities instantly received attention of the lawmaker who ordered for its concrete construction while he gave the sum of five hundred thousand naira as a support for the roofing of the people’s town hall.