Leadership (Abuja)

Nigeria: Era of Ad-Hoc Projects Over in Abia - Governor Orji

Gov. Theodore Orji of Abia says the era of spending state funds on ad hoc projects are over in the state.

Orji made this known while inaugurating electricity and bore-hole projects executed at Umuuwaya-Mbara in Amuzukwu Area of Umuahia North on Sunday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the projects were part of the constituency of Rep. Oluchi Ibeji,representing Ikwuano/Umuahia Federal Constituency.

Represented by Mr Vigilus Nwankwo, the state Commissioner for Public Utility, Orji said Abia Government would only embark on quality and enduring project known under the administration as 'legacy projects'.

He said that his administration had embarked on a number of projects to reposition the economy and social ambiance of the people of Abia.

"When we came on board, the contract for the execution of 133/132 injunction substation at Ohiaya was moving at a snail speed.

"Though a federal project, we awarded contract for the provision of five feeders, now assisting evacuation of power from Alaoji to Umuahia," he said.

Orji said that since the projects became functional, Umuahia and environs now enjoy steady electricity supply.

He urged the benefiting community, especially the youths to take advantage of the electricity project to establish small scale firms to support government in job creation.

The governor commended Ibeji for the installation of the 300KVA transformers and sinking the bore-hole.

Ibeji said he had provided 14 bore-holes and seven water scheme across the 32 wards in his constituency.

He said more projects would be extended to his people in the 2013.ts.

NAN

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