Onuigbo preaches national unity, commissions electricity project in Abia



A Federal lawmaker, Chief Sam Onuigbo has called on Nigerians to put aside sentiments and resist any attempt to destroy the unity of the Nation.


Onuigbo, representing Ikwauno/Umuahia North/Umuahia South Federal Constituency, Abia, made the appeal while speaking with journalists Umuahia after commissioning a 500 KVA transformer at Oboni-Upah Ikwuano Local Government Area.


He said  that considering  the growing insecurity the country, it had become imperative to uphold the unity of this country because Nigerians have lived and worked together for decades as one.


 Onuigbo stressed the need for holistic approach to achieve peace, unity and economic development Nigeria.


“Let us put aside individual, religious or ethnic differences.Whatever we can do in individual, community positions, let us work together.


“If things break down beyond here, it is not to be comfortable for anybody,” he said.


The two-term lawmaker urged journalists to project those aspects that are capable of unifying the country and “making us pull from the brink.”


Meanwhile, Onuigbo said he was able to attract the electricity project to Usaka-Ukwu, Ndiokoro, Ndieke and Oboni-Upah villages of Ikemba Autonomous Community the Rural Electrification Agency of the Federal Government.


He said that the electricity project, which included the mounting of concrete poles and high tensions wires, was valued at about N40 million.


Onuigbo said that effort  was put in to ensure its completion, adding that it was one of the things the people earnestly wanted as they had not had light before.


The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the elated natives, who sang joyfully and danced to welcome Onuigbo, thanked him for alleviating their sufferings the electricity supply.


Chief Sunday Iroegbu, the traditional of the autonomous community, expressed appreciation, stressing that  the electricity project was first of its kind in the history of the community.


“Onuigbo has done so for us and we thank him enough. We have not had light for decades in this community.


“This is the first time we are witnessing something like this and we are very happy. We are now enjoying uninterrupted power supply,” he said.


Also, Mr Joe Irohibe, a community in Oboni-Upah, thanked the lawmaker, adding that the electricity supply had attracted their young men  and artisans to come home.


The youth of autonomous community, Mr Sunday Ajaka described Onuigbo as a true lawmaker who has the interest of his people at .


“He has done far beyond what others who had gone there before him had not be able to achieve,” Ajaka said.(NAN)