Nnaya Eziyi, Umuahia
Rep Uko Nkole
The people of Abiriba Clan in Arochukwu/Ohafia Federal Constituency have expressed excitement over the proposed Federal Polytechnic, Abiriba, saying they would work together towards its realisation.
Bill for an Act to establish the polytechnic, which has passed its second reading was sponsored by the member representing the constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon Uko Nkole.
The people stated this at an interactive session with the House Committee member on Appropriation during which he presented his report card to the people of the clan in Ohafia Local Government Area.
Speaking for them, the President General of Abiriba Communal Improvement Union, (AICU), Dr. Eke Agbai said if established, the polytechnic would go along way to add value to the lives of the people.
Extolling the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmaker for delivering on his campaign pledges, laudable achievements and effective representation, he pledged their unalloyed support for him in 2019.
Earlier in his speech, Nkole said citing the polytechnic in the clan would give the people in particular and the entire constituency in general a sense of belonging and hope for educational development.
He said in line with his believe in human capital development and touched by the plights of the pupils, he recently donated sets of desks and exercise books to Amaogudu Community School, Abiriba.
Nkole pointed out that the gesture was in addition to his registering of 600 indigent pupils from the constituency for the First School Leaving Certificate ( FSLC) in 2017 among others assistances.
Others he said, were construction of 5-classroom blocks in Amankwu, and Ndi Aku Ohafia in partnership with CHAMA, and Obiene Technical School, Ututu, with addition to a science laboratory in the latter.
” I have also executed a well furnished administrative block for Nkporo Comprehensive Secondary School, provided them with desks, built and equipped an E-learning laboratory for Abam High School, Ozu Abam,” he said.zu Abam,
According to the lawmaker, there is also the ongoing construction of Corpers’ Lodge in Amuru Abam which he took over from the community and students who are under his bursary and scholarship scheme.