From Okey Sampson, Umuahia

The member representing Arochukwu/Ohafia Federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Ibe Okwara Osonwa has decried the boundary clash between communities in Abia and Akwa Ibom states which took the life of one of his female constituents.

Addressing newsmen in Umuahia, Hon Osonwa who lamented the recurring clashes between the people of Isu in Arochukwu LGA and Ukwa people of Cross River State which claimed the life of a woman from Isu, has become worrisome.

He assured that he would liased with Abia State government and various security agencies in the State to restore calm in the area.

Speaking on his achievements in the past one year, the lawmaker said he has attracted many road, electricity, and erosion control projects and promised to attract more democracy dividends for his constituents.

He said he has presented a bill at the House of Representatives for the upgrading of the Ohafia General Hospital, to a Federal Medical Centre, contending that some states has two of such health facilities.

Osonwa pointed out that no clan or community in Arochukwu/Ohafia Federal constituency has been left out on his representative policies even as he thanked his constituents again for electing him as federal lawmaker.

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He praised the efforts of Governor Alex Otti in developing Abia State, saying that Abia indigenes are now proud to identify themselves outside the state, unlike what obtained in the past.

“All federal legislators from Abia State are working for the common development of the State irrespective of their political party affiliation, and this initiative will help transform the State.

He promised that he was working assiduously to ensure that power supply was restored to Ohafia, after more than five years of outage even as he said that the Omenuko bridge connecting important parts of Abia North would also be reconstructed.

The lawmaker who decried the high cost of living in the country, said that Nigerian workers deserve a living wage.

He however was of the view that the N400,000 salary demand by the NLC was not realistic.

He noted that reliance on imported goods were most responsible for the poor condition of the naira in the foreign exchange market.

The lawmaker urged his constituents to expect more developments in their areas as according to him, many bills sponsored in their favour would soon be passed by the National Assembly.


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