Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi has said that the Ishiagu water project has been re-awarded at the cost of N2.1 billion.
The governor said he has also re- invited CENTRACO to complete a section of the road earlier awarded to it in Ishiagu community.
Umahi stated this during the median Ishiagu cultural day celebration, held at Ishagu, central school in Ivo local government area, recently.
He noted that another road which runs from Nzerem- Okwe through MCC junction will also be constructed soon and ordered a comprehensive evaluation of the lighting needs of Ishiagu and Akeze, to be included in the first phase of state rural electrification programme, promising to provide street lights in Ishiagu and Akaeze.
The governor said, “I have ordered to be completed within the month of September, a comprehensive 10 kilometer street light in the land of Ishiahu, and another 10 kilometer in Akaeze. So, this project will be jointly funded by the state government and local government. The project duration shall be 30 days.”
He assured the people of the state that work would soon start on the water project and thanked the people of Ishiagu for the honour done him paid glowing tribute to the illustrious son of the area, Dr. Anyim Pius Anyim, the immediate past Secretary to the Government of the Federation, for being a reliable ally in the struggle for political and social justice in the state.
The governor, who was conferred with the chieftaincy title of EBUBE AGU of Ishiagu, and his wife, Rachel Umahi, UGO EJI AMATU 1 of Ishiagu, promised to re- launch vigilante group by September this year starting with Ishiagu community and Akueze.
“We shall in the coming weeks in September launch our vigilante. We will conclude plans with commissioner of police so that we will launch Ebonyi vigilante starting with Ishiagu and Akueze communities. So in the month of September, you will see a robust assistance to the very wonderful work the security agencies are doing in Ishiagu and Akueze.
“We will tackle this and I assure you under my administration you will have peace,” he said.
The former Secretary of Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim, who received the honour of the most industrious son of Ishiagu, in his opening remarks, lauded Governor Umahi, for his quality leadership and pledged the unalloyed support of Ishigu people to the administration of Governor Umahi.
The chairman of the occasion, Dr. Chris Okereke thanked the governor for restoring peace in Ishiagu community. He described the event as very remarkable. While the president of Ishiagu Community Development Union, Chief Stanley Uche Chukwu thanked Governor Umahi for his magnanimity to the people of Ishiagu, especially in the appointment of its sons and daughters to positions of authority in the state.