Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has fulfilled his promise of delivering street lights to Abiriba community in Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia State.
The Governor had made the promise to members of the Abiriba Community resident in Aba at a recent Town Hall engagement he had with them in the Enyimba City. The streetlights are for the lighting up of major roads in the heart of Abiriba Community.
Speaking through the State Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, Governor Ikpeazu thanked members of the community for their peaceful disposition and support to his administration. He called on them to continue to partner with the government in ensuring that work on the second phase of the Abiriba Ring Road project commences soon.
Speaking while receiving the 155 units of the street lights, the Paramount Ruler of Abiriba and Deputy Chairman of Abia State Traditional Rulers Council, His Royal Majesty, Eze Kalu Kalu Ogbu (IV) who was accompanied by a representative of Abiriba Communal Improvement Union (ACIU), Mrs Ukanwa Omuma, thanked the Governor for his love and kind gesture to the people of the Kingdom and assured that the lights would be deployed and protected from vandals.
He further said the benefits of the street lights to the people cannot be over emphasized as they would help to improve security and improve the people’s livelihoods as it will encourage movement of goods and services to and fro the community till late in the evening.