BY Obinna Ogbonnaya, Abakaliki
The Senator representing Ebonyi Central senatorial zone, Chief Obinna Ogba yesterday called on the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo to without further delay forward the report of 2014 National Conference report to the National Assembly to enable the lawmakers delibrate on the recommendations of the committee with a view of passing it into law.
Senator Ogba who is the senate committee Chairman on Sports said if passed into law, the confab report will addressing numerous problems, challenges and agitations the country.
Ogba made the disclosure in Abakaliki while addressing journalists on his 2 years in office as a senator.
The former PDP state Chairman while lamenting what he described as undue marginalization of the south east in the country,
called for an additional state to be created in the zone to enable it be at par with other six geo-political zones in the country.
“How can the south east have only five states when other zones have
six and seven? So, additional state should be created in the zone and we support that Nigeria should be restructured.
“The National conference report of 2014 should be sent to the National Assembly for us to look into it and see how we can pass it into law. The marginalization of our people is no longer acceptable”, he said.
Ogba disclosed that he has secured employment for well over 76 members of his constituency, empowered 1160 widows 20 each drawn from the 58 wards that make up the constituency, built two skill acquisition centres and two mini stadium.
He announced that ongoing Ndiegu road in Nkalagu would be completed within the next dry season while other roads with the area will get a facelift soon.
“We have attracted employment to Ebonyi central people no less than 76 people. This employment has gone across the four LGAs that that make up the central senatorial zone. I have built skill acquisition centre in Onueke, I also have a skill acquisition centre for Ishielu and Ezza North. I have attracted a mini stadium which is going on currently in Ishielu local government area. I also attracted another mini stadium which will soon take off in Ikwo local government area”.
He stated that arrangement have been concluded for the state Governor Chief David Umahi to commission the 2 span Akadoro bridge he constructed in Ezza North LGA which has before now led to the death of many citizens of the area.