NGIGE COMMISSIONS MARKETS IN ANAMBRA COMMUNITY
The Senator representing Anambra Central senatorial zone, Chris Ngige, yesterday, commissioned four rural markets in Nkwelle Ezunanka community, Oyi Council Area of Anambra State
Ngige, while commissioning the four markets of Eke, Oye, Afor and Nkwo built by Mr. Ike Ekwensi, said the project was a laudable one since it affects the lives of the dwellers of the community.
He said the markets would contribute to the economic viability of Nkwelle Ezunanka community, adding that women would not have to travel miles to buy and sell their products since markets had been built for them in their respective villages.
'You see your son Ekwensi, what he has done for you is a clear indication of what he has in stock for you, he is not the richest person in this community but was touched by the neglect you have been forced to eperience, these markets would from today increase your income and as well reduce your sufferings in search of markets elsewhere.'
The senator further lamented the state of federal roads in the state and indeed the entire South-east and expressed his readiness to make sure that the people felt the presence of the Federal Government. Earlier in his address, the facilitator of the project and the son of a prolific writer, Cyprain Ekwensi, Ike Ekwensi said he was touched by the decay in the markets in the community.
Meanwhile, following the recent attacks of police stations and killings of policemen in Anambra by hoodlums last week, Senator Chris Ngige has charged security agents to beef up security in the state. Ngige, who spoke to newsmen yesterday after the 50th anniversary wedding celebration service of Senator Edwin Onwudiwe at Ogbunike, Anambra State, warned that the stolen cache of arms might be used for nefarious activities.
In his words: 'That shows that there is a looming breakdown of security. It is already broken down, and the arms these people have taken away from the various armories of the police in Amichi, Oraifite and Upkor, portends some luminous sign, meaning that they will use them for major operations that are evil. This is a wakeup call, a call to duty for the Anambra State police command, the Joint Task Force and the military to sit up and be alive to their duty.'
The former governor also charged Christians in the country to live in peace with their neighbours, especially during this Easter period.
'It is a time of forgiveness, a time of healing of injuries; physical or otherwise and for us to rededicate ourselves anew to the service of our country. Jesus gave his own service and that was the supreme sacrifice. He shed his blood and liberated all of us from sin. For us, no sacrifice should be too much to offer, especially leaders, so that the people they lead will be happy, smile all the time and get protection from the vagaries of life.'