By Onozure Dania
NIGERIANS have been charged to collaborate with government in its developmental agenda.
Chief Ejike Uwachukwu, (the Akajiugo of Awaland),who gave the charge in Benin City, Edo State, yesterday, when he led a team of journalists on inspection of four adjourning streets in Ogbewaise Community in Oredo LGA, which was landscaped by him at N5.5 million, noted that government alone cannot satisfy the yearnings of the people.
“There is, therefore, the need for good spirited individuals to see how best they can collaborate with government and make a difference in our society.
This is one of the many ways we can give back to the society and others can see what they too can do to follow suit.”
On his philanthropy, he said: “This is not the first in the series of my good gesture to humanity. Earlier in January this year, I donated 100 bags of rice and wheelchairs to the physically challenged, telecom gadgets, a brand new Toyota Hiace 14-seater bus to the youths including the electrification of my host Awa Community in Oguta LGA in Imo State.
“This, of course, earned me recognition by the Awa Town Youth Union, ATYU and honour of an award of excellence was equally presented to me by the traditional palace of His Royal Highness, Eze Ihezie Ononujie (treaty king).
“Beside this present gesture, I am poised to do more and I will be very happy to earn the appropriate recognition from the government of the day for bringing the much needed development to Ogbewaise community here in Oredo LGA.”