In what seemed a new beginning for the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Ward 1V, Nimo in Njikoka Local Council Area of Anambra State, the newly inaugurated executive of the party has flagged off its maiden monthly Community Clean-Up Exercise, following the recent inauguration of the Ward Executive, reports Jude Atupulazi.
It will be recalled that on October 17, the Njikoka LGA party Chairman, Pharm. Hon. Chinedu Anaekwe, had inaugurated the executives of various wards in the local government, including those of Ward 1V, Nimo.
In his speech on the occasion, Anaekwe, while greeting all the new and old executive members of APGA in Ward IV, thanked the Ward Chairman, Mr Anthony Atupulazi, for bringing back members that left the party for various reasons, noting that everyone was very important.
The inauguration was followed by a thanksgiving Mass at St Mary’s Parish, Egbenwgu Nimo, October 22.
On the day of our thanksgiving, Rev.Fr. Innocent Muomegha, Parish Priest, decried the poor state of the community roads which APGA in the ward decided to address by embarking on a maiden clean up exercise and fixing bad portions of roads in the ward.
The Ward Chairman, Atupulazi, said their action was in line with Governor Soludo’s vision of keeping the environment clean.
His words, ‘I and my team took the decision to seek for financial support from both the APGA Ward 1V stakeholders and Egbengwu Community members who believed that the community was for everyone and that the road maintenance was for the betterment of the whole community.
‘I thank God that some of the good people of Egbengwu assisted in the project to make it successful.’
Atupulazi gave special thanks to some individuals and stakeholders who financially contributed to the success of the maiden exercise, regardless of party affiliation; even as he also appreciated the efforts of the youths of the community.
He particularly thanked some people for their outstanding support. They include, Hon. Sir Pete Ibida (former majority leader in the Anambra State House of Hssembly); Engr. Nnaemeka Oraka, who donated his big tipper; Hon. Chukwuma Omile, for his coordination and dedication to the project; Mr. Ekene Obeleagu, Chairman of Egbengwu Brotherhood Union and team leader who assisted with working tools for the exercise; as well as all APGA stakeholders and executive members.
‘My appreciation goes to my fellow chairmen of APGA in Nimo for their support, as well as Hon. Obiora Anona; Dr. Ifeanyi Obiefuna; Lady Chinwe Mgbajiaka; Engr. Dan Anakpee; Hon. Ebuka Oramalu; Mr. Emeka Asimonye; Elochukwu Alutanajo; Mr Sunday Otugo and Mr Chika Omile,’ Atupulazi said, just as he appreciated the efforts of Hon. Dr. Jude Akpua, Deputy Majority Leader representing Njikoka Two Constituency in the State House of Assembly; and Governor Chukwuma Soludo, who, he said, had empowered youths in different sectors.
It will be recalled that Soludo recently empowerment 5,000 graduates under his One Youth, Two Skills Programme, with N2bn Seed Grant.
The Clean-Up Exercise was the first of its kind by any political party in the area.