By Douglas Okoro
Ekoli-Edda (Ebonyi) – Chief Eni-Uduma Chima, Chairman of Afikpo South local Government Area of Ebonyi, has reiterated his commitment toward completion of all ongoing projects started during his first tenure.
Chima stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Ekoli-Edda.
Chima was sworn-in for a second term after winning a re-election on Aug 29.
He said that he would focus on rapping up all existing projects embarked during the first term and do more in the execution of capital projects.
Chima said that leadership was all about ability to promote good governance, trust and accountability.
The LG boss who was a two-time member of Ebonyi House of Assembly, pledged to commit his second term to infrastructural development at the grassroots.
He particularly pledged to complete the 5.6 kilometer Ekoli-Okagbuo road being executed by the local council at the cost of N1 billion.
“We are imitating our leader, the governor of the state, Chief Dave Umahi. You can agree with me that he is doing more projects in his second tenure than in the first tenure.
“In this second tenure, we are going to aim at rapping up all the projects we are having in our hands, especially the capital projects, like the Ekoli-Okagbuo road which is 5.6 kilometres,’’ he said.
Chima attributed the overwhelming votes he received during the election to the massive development of human capacity and infrastructure by the state government and the local council.
“Our people are very appreciative of the governor’s developmental strides in the area especially road infrastructure.
“Concrete road pavements have been going on from Amangwu; Owutu, Itim, Igbara, Ebouwana communities and up to the hill which is the beginning of Ekoli community.
“The people of Ekoli are already appreciating the governor even though the road construction has not passed through the area but they are already snapping and posting it on facebook,” he said.