Social dev’t: Celebrating 100 days of Andoni LG boss



Social dev’t: Celebrating 100 days of Andoni LG boss

Social development: 100 days of the boss of Andoni LG

An analysis of the news by Ikuru Lizzy, News Agency of Nigeria Mr. Erastus Awortu, president of the local government area of ​​Andoni in Rivers did not allow that the current state of the economy of the country prevents it from keeping its electoral promises to its voters; instead, he displayed a caution that earned him laudable accomplishments during his first 100 days in office.

Sworn in on June 17, Awortu has barely four months as chairman of the board. Until his election, he was a practicing lawyer and special advisor to Governor Nyesom Wike de Rivers on Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) matters.

In the area of ​​security, the first move he made on specs was to take action to tackle a deep security problem he inherited from his predecessor. This is a cult-related crisis that has resulted in the displacement of more than nine communities in the region’s Isiokwaan District.

This crisis affected the communities of Dema, Ibot-irem, Samanga, Ajakajak, Ogbonte, Otuafu, Otunria, udung-ama, isiobi-ama and made its inhabitants refugees in the area of ​​the neighboring local government of Khana.

During the crises, affected communities lost lives and property worth millions of naira while schools and other social services were disrupted.

Part of his first official duty was his benevolence towards the displaced when he visited their camps with relief supplies including food and other items while ensuring their safe return.

Supported by the state government, security agencies and traditional leaders, the head of the council initiated a fruitful collaboration that led to lasting peace and the return of the displaced to their ancestral homes and now normalcy. returned to the area.

The consumption of alcohol in contaminated wells and ponds has been a major cause of cholera outbreaks in the Andoni regional council. Determined to end cholera in the region, the administration completed a 20,000 gallon capacity galvanized steel overhead water tank, 6 industrial boreholes with a 2 HP water treatment plant and a solar panel to ensure a steady supply of water in the district of Isiokwaan from the community of Ibot-irem.

Part of his campaign promise was to build infrastructure to encourage the local economy in communities across the region. On that note, the main Awortu administration during his first 100 days in office successfully completed a 183m road crossing the communities of Egwede and Agana, while several other roads have already been assigned to construction or rehabilitation.

Awortu has also given a facelift to other government infrastructure such as the School Authority building and the old legislative building as well as the Secretariat of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) at the Ngo council headquarters, while the office of the president and the administrative chamber of the council were also improved.

Marine training student

The main administration of Awortu will continue to show determination and support for the development of the human capacities of its constituents. Upon taking office, he kept one of his campaign promises by approving a scholarship for 15 students from the region who are currently undergoing two-year basic training as naval officers and engineers with a view to to make them employable in the maritime sector.

The boss of the council continued to initiate collaborations with oil companies operating in the region to ensure that they fulfill their corporate social responsibilities and also to ensure that destitute youth benefit from their jobs.

As a true administrator on the ground, the council head has demonstrated his support for inclusiveness by ensuring that new councilors to his regime are armed with the knowledge necessary to perform their legislative duties in accordance with local government laws.

The Awortu administration also purchased and distributed a Venza SUV and 11 Toyota Corolla vehicles to the vice president and 11 regional council advisers to make them more efficient and effective in their duties.

The head of the council also ensured a regular power supply within the council headquarters and its surroundings and refurbished 2 official vehicles abandoned by the previous administration.

In his first 100 days, Awortu demonstrated that good governance is possible even in the face of hardship, especially when the leader has the political will to make the electorate smile.

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