BY VINCENT UJUMADUl
The Federal Government has initiated new measures to reposition Onitsha as the hub of electricity in this part of the country. The Minister of Power, Prof. Bath Nnaji announced this at a reception organized for him and Governor Peter Obi by Ihiala Local Government Area leaders of thought at Ihiala.
Nnaji said already a big sub-station project was on going to harness power from the West, the Niger Delta and other parts of the country while a transmission line was being extended from Ala-Ojii through Owerri, Nnewi to Onitsha and cautioned the people against obstructing the project by land tussle.
He noted that the country was today benefiting tremendously from Governor Peter Obi’s wealth of experience in financial matters which made the State one of the most financially stable in the country and observed that the Governor has equally given a new sense of direction and focus to South East Governor’s Forum and Nigeria Governor’s Forum.
Governor Obi, in his speech assured that his government will continue to back policies that will boost power supply to the state and urged the people to support President Jonathan’s transformation agenda.
He said his government has completed many projects in the area, including the bridge on Okija road which he said will soon be linked to Ogbaru, as well as massive infrastructural development at the Uli compuss of the State University.
The Governor enjoined youths to register in one of the various skill acquisition centres to develop their talents and become self reliant in life. He called on striking doctors not to play politics with their profession as it negated the ethics of medical practice.
The member representing Ihiala Federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Chief Fort Dike said the governor has recorded remarkable achievements in various areas, including constructing roads in a town like Lilu hitherto neglected by previous administrations and commended the governor for the justice of returning the headquarters of the State University to Uli.