By Edeh Nwigwe
A philanthropist from Azuogbagu village in Ezza Umuhuali in Ishielu L.G.A, Mr. Chukwudi Nwankwo has started the construction of the 20 kilometer Onunwankwo/Onunwafor Road.
The said road leads from Onunwankwo 1 through Onunwafor/Azuoffia to Owo town in Enugu state.
Mr. Chukwudi Nwankwo is an oversea based man businessman who has shown interest in giving a face-lift to his community by taking up the challenge to construct the 20km of Onunwankwo/Onunwafor part of the road to alleviate the sufferings of road users because it has always been impassable during the rainy seasons.
The first philanthropist who also hails from the same Azuogbagu was Chief Monday Oke who apart from youth mobilization, job creation and youth empowerment, has awarded scholarship to tertiary institutions to 3 persons from each of the 3 districts of Ezza Umuhuali, namely, Onunwankwo zone, Azuzuru zone and over-rail zone,.
This young man, Mr. Nwankwo came into limelight early 2019 when he returned home and purchased over 10 plots of land where he was building his residential house.
Briefing the press, a member of the works committee that Mr. Nwankwo has constituted, Hon. Nnoke Victor to ensure the completion of the said road before the end of July 2019, added that the philanthropist has some other plans for the teaming youths in the area to touch their lives positively but would be released on after another.