In a remarkable display of unity and commendation, the Good Governance Group, consisting of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), and Civil Society Organisation (CSO), has praised the developmental efforts of Mr. Pedro Okwudili Nwankwo, the Chairman of Awgu Local Government. The group urged him to ensure the completion of all ongoing projects before the conclusion of his tenure.
This commendation took place during the ongoing Good Governance Tour, where the group is assessing the developmental status across the seventeen Council areas of the State.
Led by the leaders of the unions, including Comrade Fabian Nwigbo of NLC, Samuel Udekwe of NUJ, and Onyebuchi Igboke of CSO, the group toured various project sites executed by the council chairman. They expressed their admiration, asserting that Mr. Nwankwo is among the best in the State. Emphasizing the importance of community involvement, they called on residents to protect the projects to ensure their longevity and intended impact.
The purpose of the visit, according to the leaders, is to inspire other council chairmen in the State to enhance the well-being of their constituents. They clarified that the objective is not to witch-hunt anyone but to spotlight the activities of the council chairmen.
While lauding the Awgu council chairman for positively impacting the lives of the people through various projects despite the challenges facing the nation, the group encouraged him to continue and do even more.
Expressing gratitude for the initiative, Mr. Pedro Nwankwo, the council Chairman of Awgu Local Government, stated that the visit would motivate him to undertake more life-changing projects.
Among the projects highlighted by Chairman Nwankwo are the construction of a new administrative block, an ICT center in the council headquarters, fencing at the NYSC camp in Awgu, completion of Governor Peter Mbah’s lodge, asphalted roads, drainage projects, market remodeling, and classroom blocks in various primary schools. Additionally, there are ongoing initiatives such as the construction of health centers, bridge projects, and rural electrification.
The Chairman’s efforts extend beyond infrastructure, including interventions in security with the reconstruction of police division barracks, purchase of security gadgets, and the provision of vehicles for security purposes. Workers at the Council also attested to the positive working relationship with Chairman Nwankwo, highlighting the prompt payment of allowances and salaries.
The Good Governance Group pledged to continue monitoring and supporting such impactful initiatives for the betterment of the community.