Former Member of the House of Representatives and Board Member representing the South East on the Governing Board of the North East Development Commission, Hon. Sam Onuigbo has commended the Abia State Governor, Dr Alex Otti on efforts towards the realization of Federal Secretariat in the state.

He also praised the governor for placing the development of the State above party politics.

The former federal lawmaker made this commendation in Umuahia on Wednesday, August 23, 2023, following the award of the contract for the construction of Federal Secretariat, Umuahia.

Hon. Onuigbo who attracted the project since October 2019, said the takeoff of construction was delayed due to the politics of placing party above the people exhibited by the immediate past Abia State government.

He therefore expressed gratitude to Governor Otti whom he said has shown that his focus is on the development of Abia not minding the political party of the person attracting the developmental project.

Onuigbo who thanked the Traditional Ruler of Ekeoba Kingdom, Ohuhu, Umuahia North LGA., HRH Eze Iheanyichukwu Nwokenna, (Oba the Great of Ekeoba Kingdom) commended him for his tenacity and cooperation in ensuring that the project materialises for the benefit of not only Ekeoba people, but for Abia State in general.


The former lawmaker assured Eze Nwokenna that Governor Otti is fully committed to the process and has promised that the compensation due to the host community will be expeditiously taken care of.

He therefore called on the Traditional Ruler to reassure his community of the commitment of the State Government to paying the necessary compensation, and therefore allow contractors to get to work.

In the same vein, he commended the President, His Excellency Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR, for his commitment to equity and all round development of the country and assured that now that the bottleneck of self-sabotage has been removed by Governor Otti, Abia State will in no time have its long overdue Federal Secretariat including the benefits derivable therefrom.

Also, the Director General of Abia League of Professionals, Sonny Iroche commended Hon. Onuigbo for being in the forefront of this project.

According to Iroche, “he got my humble self involved in speaking to the authorities concerned, including Eze Iheanyi Nwokenna of Ekeoba on the actualization of the project. He made several entreaties to Ministers of Works & Housing, especially, the immediate past Minister, Babatunde Fashola.

“Kudos once more to our dogged former House member, Sam Onuigbo, who represented Umuahia/Ikwuano Federal Constituency in the 8-9th National Assembly. We need more of Sam- self-less, servant leadership.”



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