100 DAYS IN OFFICE: Umuahia North Mayor, Kpakpandu Reels Out Achievements…Vows to change narrative

Hon. High Chief Victor Ikeji, the Mayor of Umuahia North LGA of Abia State.
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100 DAYS IN OFFICE: Umuahia North Mayor, Kpakpandu Reels Out Achievements
…Vows to change narrative

The Mayor of Umuahia North Local Government Area,Hon.High Chief Victor Ikeji says his government was working so hard to push the Council to be non dependent on the Joint Account Allocation Committee (JAAC), through reviving the agriculture sector.

Ikeji who made this disclosure when selected members of Online Media Practitioners Association of Nigeria (OMPAN) paid him a courtesy visit in his office, in Umuahia North Council Headquarters, explained that under his watch, the Council would get to a point where they would not have to depend on Federal Or State Governments to function effectively but will be generating funds from the agriculture sector.

Kpakpandu reiterated that he would support the Online Media Practitioners Association of Nigeria (OMPAN), saying the government needs the media to optimize its functions.

Continuing, he revealed that he had international partners who were very willing to synergize with the Council to achieve his vision, adding that there are ongoing plans geared towards grading Uloma Farm Settlement to make it very accessible.

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High Chief Ikeji who has lasted for one hundred days in office alongside other Mayors, said on his assumption of office as the Mayor, he was conscious of the past image of the State, hence his determination to change the narratives of governance by embarking on many transformative projects.

Ikeji described himself as a media friendly person, assured that his administration would continue to partner and engage the media in the area of information and communication.

He outlined some of his achievements since his assuming office to include, restoration of electricity and water in the Council, grading and refilling of about 27 roads in the hinterland of Umuahia North using about 200 trips of sand, desilting of drainages and evacuation of over 200 trucks of sand, training of about 36 Youths on ICT and artificial intelligence, reviving of agricultural sector, relocation of transport parks to places that will be conducive for them, installation of street lights in Okigwe park, building of Public convenience for those in Okigwe park area, flagged off 120 Youths skill acquisition program for both indigenes and residents of Umuahia North, which he promised empowered them after the training, especially those who would take the training seriously.

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According to him,” I intend to carry out a complete renovation of the entire Umuahia North and I am already designing it. The Council is going to witness a tremendous transformation. I can assure you that there will be tremendous improvement under my watch.

” We are getting enough funds to do projects and enough cooperation from the Governor.

“The Governor has even challenged us to bring mega projects to embark on for the Governor to fund them.

” The Governor does not owe salaries,any Civil Servant that says he is not receiving salaries is lying” he said

Earlier,the Chairman of OMPAN and leader of the delegation, Chief Promise Uzoma Okoro said they were in the Council to interface with the Mayor in the area of information and communication.

Meanwhile, he expressed his heartfelt gratitude for the audience giving to the members of the Union amidst short notice.

By Famous Reporters

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