The House of Representatives Deputy Chairman, Committee on Coronavirus (COVID-19), Rep. Sam Onuigbo has appealed to Nigerians to get get their COVID-19 vaccination as soon as they can as efforts to tackle the virus continues.
Onuigbo, representing Ikwuano/Umuahia North/South Federal Constituency of Abia State made the appeal recently at the inauguration of a block of four classrooms attracted by him to Ekebedi community School, Oboro, in Ikwuano Local Government Area of the state.
According to the lawmaker, getting vaccinated against COVID-19 with the approved vaccines was for the interest of everyone.
Contrary to reports, Onuigbo said the Federal Government had not made it compulsory for everyone to get vaccinated, but only using moral persuasion.
The two-term lawmaker said the committee worked very hard to ensure that huge sums of money were set aside to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.
He said the realisation of the classroom project was in line with his shared responsibility as the representative of the people, to enhance infrastructure development, especially in the sub sector.
Onuigbo said the conceptualisation and successful completion of the project gave him a unique sense of satisfaction because it was in fulfillment of his campaign promise to the people.
“After the campaign in 2015, I voluntarily promised to build a block of classrooms, if elected. This is an unsolicited promise which I made that has been redeemed,” he said.
In her remark, the school’s headmistress, Mrs Christiana Nwagboso, expressed gratitude to Onuigbo for the successful completion of the project.
While soliciting for more assistance, Nwagboso enumerated some of the school’s challenges, including lack of security and infrastructure deficits, among others.
Speaking on behalf of the community, Chief Uzu Analaba, who thanked the lawmaker said it was the first time the community would benefit from any government project.
ABN TV reports that many community leaders and prominent indigenes in Ikwuano Local Government Area, in their separate remarks praised Onuigbo.