Raymond Ozoji, Awka
Chairman House of Assembly Committee on Works and member representing Aguata 1 State Constituency in the 6th Anambra Legislature Dr. Ikechukwu Umeh has decried the level of environmental devastation in Aguata federal constituency.
He said the constituency was not only erosion-infested but also bereft of motorable roads and other infrastructure; remonstrating that government has abandoned Aguata completely.
The works committee chairman who currently seeks to represent Aguata federal constituency at the Green Chambers in 2019, told journalists at the weekend in Awka that his burning desire was to contribute his quota to address ecological problems in Aguata federal constituency.
Umeh who is currently serving his second term as the lawmaker representing Aguata 1 State Constituency in the Anambra State House of Assembly, explained that there was need to salvage Aguata from political oblivion and improper representation at the higher echelon.
He therefore noted that when compared to other parts of Anambra state, Aguata has been completely left out in road infrastructure, stressing that Aguata required a stronger and more persistent voice at the higher legislature to address daunting gaps in social amenities.
Although he recalled as well as acknowledged the efforts of ex-governor Peter Obi in tackling erosion devastation in Aguata, he expressed deep concern that ever since then, the sites have been abandoned following the exit of Peter Obi’s administration. He stressed that all the towns in Aguata local government area have erosion problems.
To this end, Umeh expressed confidence that the people of Aguata federal constituency would elect him in 2019 to replicate his monumental achievements at the green chambers.
He said he had served and worked harmoniously with the people of Aguata 1 constituency for 8 years and believes that his stewardship at the state assembly has endeared him to his constituents to warrant their mandate for the Federal House of Representatives to represent the entire Aguata.