Soludo’ll consolidate on Obiano’s devp policies – Isiagu monarch
TRADITIONAL ruler of Isiagu, Awka South Local Government Area, Igwe Augustine Nwankwo, has commended his people for voting in Prof. Charles Soludo at the Nov. 6, governorship polls.
He told his people that their decision to elect the former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor was a choice in the right direction.
Igwe Nwankwo said this while exchanging views with newsmen at his palace shortly after distributing food items: rice, yam, cows, tomatoes and onions among the 17 villages within the community to mark his 1st Ofala Festival .
“I encouraged the people of Isiagu to vote for Prof. Soludo; he remains the only person that could consolidate on the legacies of the present administration of Gov. Obiano.
“Prof. Soludo has a longtime experience on Nigeria’s economic situations and I think he has the experience, courage, boldness to manage human and material resources well.
“He will maintain the already existing policies of Gov. Obiano, especially prompt payment of workers’ salaries as and when due, all-inclusive administration, the operational International/Cargo Airport, International Conference Centre, Awka Stadium,” he assured.
On the food items, the monarch said that the gesture was to support the efforts of the federal and state governments toward cushioning the effects of hardship across the country
“I am a grassroots man and anytime my people are mourning, I mourn with them and I celebrate when they are celebrating.
“I gave out these food items because for them to celebrate with me; I started with a Holy Mass; it is the community that will say “our monarch has celebrated an Ofala Festival and not the outsiders and so this is a special one.
“I love this community, if anyone steps out of line, I deal with the issue and I have received an award for this in Abuja on security; I pay my security men every two weeks.
“I also empower them and ensure their wellbeing by taking them to hospitals when they are sick and incase of death, I give the family N500, 000.
“I enjoin the community leaders to emulate this gesture because it is very important to put smiles on faces of people at the time of need, especially this festive period,” he added.
On consumption of mkpulummili and practice of cultism and other social vices, Igwe Nwankwo said that he was aware that one person who was involved had since been banished.
He appealed to the members of the community to always stick to the rules and regulations of the community and the government for their own good.
Egedege dance from Agulu, Anaocha LGA added colour to the event.