By Peter Okhiria
LAGOS – A House ofÂ Representatives member, Peter Linus Umoh, has promised not to relent in his efforts to seek federal presence in his constituency, in spite ofÂ the slow pace of implementation of projects by the Federal Government.
Umoh, representing Oron federal constituency in Akwa Ibom State, said that since most of the proposals he had made to the government have not been approved, he had resolved to spending his personal earnings on human development.
He revealed that every year, he puts a lot of projects in the budget for his constituency, but none was implemented.
â€œThe slow pace of implementation by the Federal Government is a major problem why I could not be at my best for my people. I vow not to be a failure. I wouldnâ€™t mind collecting loans so that I could execute some projects that would be of benefit to my people.
My priority now is on human development so as to eradicate vices like cultism, which have become the bane of Oron youths. Already, 60 students are on scholarship in Maritime Academy, Oron. Some youths are still being sponsored to study Information Technology (IT) programmes.â€
Speaking at an event organised by Oron people in Lagos, the lawmaker decried the high incidence of cultism and high rate of violence in his constituency which, he said, had caused him to avoid setting up a project in the area.