By Tony Edike
The Amaja Community in Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area of Enugu State, which has only one primary school, has cried out to governor Sullivan Chime to save them from the neglect by previous administrations by approving the construction of another primary school to decongest the only existing one.
Traditional ruler of the community Igwe Ignatius Idoko Eze who was speaking during this year’s New Yam Festival of the community noted that his people had suffered neglect under previous administrations in the provision of basic infrastructure and social amenities.
He pleaded for government intervention in the community, which he said, had suffered long deprivation of amenities.
The royal father said: “Amaja is the last community between Enugu, Benue and Kogi States and the remotest Igbo Town North-East of the Niger; we have suffered serious neglect over the years.
We have only one primary school which has become over crowded and which can no longer boast of qualified teachers, desks and chairs for the pupils.
“We built our Health Centre by ourselves as a self-help project of the community; today the center is dilapidated and crying for rehabilitation; the rural electrification project in this area stopped at our neighbouring Okpo and Igogoro Communities and our efforts at self-help has not been supported by government.”
The traditional Ruler who also lamented the non-existence of motorable roads, portable water and government secondary school in the area as well as GSM network coverage commended the Council chairman Hon. Chijioke Ugwu for recently approving the construction of a bore-hole in the community.
Igwe Idoko Eze who paid tribute to Governor Chime for appointing some of their sons into government positions expressed the hope that with the unprecedented monumental achievement of the governor so far, his people would soon have a feel of social amenities.