Exactly one year ago, in the midst of then growing world health concern of COVID-19, the mantle of leadership of Igbo-Eze South Local Area of Enugu state was handed over to young, energetic and enterprising Executive Chairman, Hon. Andy Peter.
However, I can neither start nor end this timeless piece without first, paying homage to the wonders of His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Dr. Ifeanyichukwu Lawrence Ugwuanyi, the Executive Governor of Enugu State in Igboeze-South local government area of Enugu State.
In Igboeze-South LGA, under the leadership of Peter Andy, through the support and mentorship of His Excellency Rt. Hon. Dr. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, the state Governor has among other things ensured successful asphalting of many roads in the council area. Some of these roads include; Orie orba to Eke Ovoko, from Obollo+Afor main road to Eke Likke Iheaka junction, and from Onuiyioja Ibagwa-Aka to Itchi. All the aforementioned roads have been completed and are in use in the LGA.
The two tractors in Igbo Eze South fully operational to start grading of local roads in Igbo Eze South soon.
However, beyond the recently attracted Type III Primary Health Care Hospital, sited along Nsukka/Ibagwa road, the council chairman through the governor also has enmarked additional 6km road that would connect virtually all the communities in the local government area, if completed.
Another giant stride of Hon. Peter Andy in the health sector under one year of his administration include, construction of ongoing Health post at Anyaanwu Anyasi… Location Ibagwa aka, total overhaul and rehabilitation of Ovoko General Hospital at Ovoko, re-roofing and re-ceiling of some part of Eburumiri health post in Ibagwa-Ak, re-roofing and Re-ceiling of Ibagwa-Aka Health Cente.
However, under the young and youthful administration of Peter Andy, who goes by the toga, “Mr. Zero Protocol,” Igboeze-South local government area has witnessed massive empowerment such as 298 women for petty trading from across the 16 wards with the sum of twenty thousand naira (#100,000) each to boost their business capital.
In the area of provision of social amenities, he has shown his mettle by provision of Stlsate of Art toilets facility at Igbo Eze South local government Secretariat in Ibagwa-Aka, Nkwo Ibagwa, Orie Igbo Eze Iheaka town and Afor Unadu market.
Drilling of ndustrial Borehole at Ikolo village Ibagwa-Aka and Alor Agu, T-Junction Alor Agu.
Hon. Peter Andy has also procured Mikano Lister to power the industrial borehole at Ikolo Village Ibagwa-Aka.
As a lover of Education and human resources developer, within this time under review, he has embarked on award of scholarships to four persons in higher institution from Igbo Eze South, registration of NECO for 5 students from council area. He has also empowered 73 village women with fifty thousand Naira each (#50,000) to start a Small scale business across igbo Eze south, 28 persons were rescued from hospital and their bill paid.
He has equally distributed 7 Motorcycles to indigenous needy across Igbo Eze South.
According to him, he is doing all these “Because God is more than enough I cannot fail Haven, my mentor Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and the good people of IgboEze South who repose their confidence in me.”
The council Chairman also empowered another round of 50 women with #50,000 each for their petty businesses; and there again, capacitated another seven (7) talented young persons from different communities in Igbo-Eze South LGA with the sum of five hundred thousand Naira (#500,000) each to be used to promote their chosen careers and God given talents.
With developmental agenda in his sleeves the Council Chairman has also spearheaded and superintended over a skill acquisition and training program organized for both the youth and women of the LGA who got sponsorship and support for their different areas of training.
As a man of equity and justice, the Peter Andy administration has equally revealed its plans to build an ultramodern market at Iheaka which will attract a commercial bank and a police post within the environ.
Conclusively, the young and Enterprising Council chairman, beyond rehabilitating the then, obsolete Ovoko General Hospital, has also recently revealed his already concluded plans to establish a unified timber market in Igbo-Eze South LGA at a location not too far from the council headquarters, to the Glory of God almighty.
With his tremendous leadership style, all the local government cannot but thank His Excellency, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for supporting their unified mandate of electing Hon. Peter Andy as Executive Chairman of Igbo-Eze south local government area as their welfare is properly taken care of.
In view of all these and many others, I implore all the citizens of Igbo-Eze south local government area to support Hon. Andy Peter and his principal and mentor, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi(Gburugburu) so as to move this council area and indeed Enugu state forward.
Enugu state is in the hands of God,
Thank you, Peter Andy!
Chijinkem Ugwuanyi is a social critique and social media influencer, he writes from Nsukka