By Chioma Ndife
The member representing Orumba North in the Anambra State House of Assembly, Hon. Romanus Ugochukwu Obi, has bagged an award of honour as one of the pillars of Development in Awgbu Community for his outstanding representation of the community in government.
The award was presented Hon. Obi on Sunday, November 4, 2018, at All Saints Catholic Church, Awgbu, during the parish patron feast day celebration.
Presenting the award, the Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, commended Hon. Romanus Ugochukwu Obi who is the chairman of Procurement and Tenders Board in the State house of Assembly, for the outstanding representation of the community and other towns in Orumba North Local Government Area. He said that such representation brought the government and dividends of democracy closer to the people.
He said that the manner with which he represented members of the community brought succour to the poor village dwellers.
He cautioned public office holders against enriching themselves with public funds and beckoned on them to always understand their position as servants of the people, saying that such understanding would enable them to offer better services to the people.
Speaking to Fides, Hon. Obi, who was visibly happy, thanked the organizers and various individuals who came up with testimonies of what his representation had helped the church and community to achieve. He said that the award which he bagged from the mother parish in community shows that people place value on the things which he had done in the community.
He said that his representation had attracted various forms of development and empowerment programmes, not only to those in Awgbu Community, but in the 16 communities which Orumba North was made up of. He thanked God for the opportunity given to him to serve the masses.
He said that the growth which the community had recorded in the church and other sectors of economy showed the genuine commitment of the people to the lives of others, even as he encouraged fellow awardees to remain steadfast in their contributions to both the Church and other areas of the economy.