By Chioma Ndife
The outgoing Transition Chairman of Anaocha Local Government Area, Engr. Ikeobi Ejiofor, has called for co-operation among the councillors of the area and the newly appointed transition chairman, Hon. Patrick Onyedum.
He made the call at the weekend while informing the councillors of the several wards in the LG about the appointment of the new local government transition committee chairman which was made during the plenary session of the all TC chairmen across the state. He appreciated the councilors for their commitment and passion which they brought to play during his administration and beckoned on them to carry on with the same passion to ensure the steady transformation of the area.
Engr. Ejiofor disclosed that he would be handing over to the newly appointed TC chairman on the 28th of June and advised the new chairman on the need for the continuity of projects, saying that continuity was required to steer the ship of the LGA forward.
He recalled that his reappointment as the TC chairman of Anaocha LGA was to drive the programmes and projects of Governor Willie Obiano’s Administration to the grassroots for people to feel the impact of government. He noted that he was also reappointed to facilitate the re-election of the state governor in 2017 for continuity of the good works which, he said, the APGA Government had been delivering to the masses since they came on the seat. He also recalled how Anaocha Local Government had recorded a landslide victory for the Governor during the 2017 election.
The out-going chairman disclosed his efforts to ensure that the councilors serving in the wards were retained and stated that such was to have people who were in the system to easily carry on with the TC Chairman. He called on the supervisors of various on-going projects on speedy completion and to account for the projects which they were executing for onward presentation to the new TC Chairman.
Ejiofor stressed the importance of such documentations, saying that it would help the new TC chairman to have a fair knowledge of what had been going on in the LGA and so enable him to take-off immediately without much delay.
He expressed satisfaction for the opportunity given to him to serve his people as both elected chairman and appointed, noting that his signature projects in the area had endeared him to many, even as he appreciated God who enabled him to bring lasting peace to the area.
In his words, ‘I brought lasting peace to this LGA. Being in public office is one of the greatest opportunities I had to serve people, especially those at the grassroots level.’
He stated that his achievement as Chairman was made possible through the collaborative efforts of the councilors he worked with and assured them of his prayers and support as they continued to serve as councilors in the LGA.
For his part, the Deputy Chairman, Hon. Azubuike Imoka, praised what he described as the administrative acumen of Engr. Ejiofor. He noted that his exit from the LG was for better opportunities and higher government appointment, having shown his ability as the Chairman of Anaocha where he carried out various projects with minimal resources and appreciated his efforts of carrying everyone along.
According to him, the civil servants and other political appointees had benefited massively from the administration.
Also speaking, the former leader of Anaocha LGA, Hon. Silas Ejibeasocha, said he was overwhelmed by Engr. Ejiofor’s Administration and his commitment in serving the public. He said that no LG in Anambra State had more developmental projects than Anaocha.
For his part, Hon. Uchenna Ejikdike expressed satisfaction working with Engr. Ejiofor as ward councilor, both as elected and appointed. He stated that the out-going chairman attracted health centers, among other projects at Enu Agulu.
The councilor for Adazi Ani 11, Hon. Cosmas Ejesieme, also appreciated the efforts of Ikeobi Ejiofor and his doggedness in Anaocha LGA.