Nsukka LG chairman grades 22 roads in one month

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By Hilary Akalugwu

Nsukka (Enugu ) – Mrs Chinwe Ugwu, Chairman, Nsukka Local Government Area Transition Committee (TC), said special attention given to grading of roads to enable farmers easily transport agricultural products to urban areas.

Ugwu who spoke in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Nsukka, said that since Dec. 16, 2019, she assumed office, she has graded no fewer than 22 roads, with majority of them in areas.

“Many have been asking me am paying special attention on grading roads in areas. believe opening up of areas will make easier for farmers to transport agricultural products to towns at cheaper cost.

“A situation where rural farmers pay high cost of because of bad roads leading to the urban centres or cities to sell products discourage many to engage in farming in rural areas.

“Grading of rural roads will also help give living in the areas, a sense of belonging, so that they will not think that the local government has abandoned them,” she said.

The TC chairman listed some of the roads she graded within one month of her assumption of office to include, Mkpanwamoke road In Lejja community, Amaudi road In Ehe-Alumona, Amenu road In Edem and Ghugbu-Eziani in Ezeani.

According to her, before now, these roads are in a deplorable , as commercial and private vehicles found very difficult to ply, but that with the current upgrade, vehicular movement have become faster and smoother.

Ugwu stated that she had given N1m each to the 20 wards in the local government area for the execution of one project.

“Government should be all about how to develop people, because without the people there will be nothing like government.

have directed stakeholders in the wards to ensure that the N1m is used to carry out a particular project of choice.

“They are also to ensure that the project is completed before Feb. 29, when my tenure will elapse as TC chairman,” she said.

The council boss further stated that she had started building a canteen for workers as she not comfortable with the lack of restaurant for workers to have lunch around the council secretariat.

“When I assumed office, I discovered that the council has no canteen, workers and visitors trek long distances looking for where to eat.

“I will make sure that the canteen is inaugurated before my tenure expires.

“I believe taking care of welfare of workers will increase their productivity, “she said.

Ugwu also said that her administration had donated a 500 KVA electricity transformer to residents of GRA Nsukka as well as donated three generating sets to three security agencies in the area.

Ugwu among the 17 transition committee chairmen appointed by Gov. Ifeany Ugwuanyi of Enugu last December, following the expiration of the two -year-tenure of elected local government chairmen in the on Dec. 4, 2019.

NAN that the state would hold its local government election on Feb. 29, to elect new council chairmen and councillors.