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Henry Nwawuba Hails Constituents At 1st year Anniversary, Enumerates Achievements

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One of the greatest challenges starring Nigerians to their faces is the non-accountability of stewardship by our leaders. It now looks as if it’s a norm, but one man who strongly believes that accountability by politicians /leaders at any strata should be non-negotiable is the Member representing the entire good people of Mbaitoli /Ikeduru Federal Constituency Rt. Hon Henry Nwawuba.

Nwawuba had during the first anniversary of his re-election,  extended his sincere appreciation and deep sense of gratitude to members of his Constituency for the trust and confidence they reposed in him.

This cherished mandate according to him is another rousing call to duty with an accompanying responsibility to serve the people and be accountable to them.

In a keynote address to his constituents on the occasion of the celebration of the one-year anniversary of his second term in office captioned, “The Journey so far, letter to my constitutes”, Rt. Hon  Nwawuba expressed a great sense of pride and gratitude, with their reward and mandate.

He however expressed regrets that the COVID-19 protocols necessitated a virtual briefing occasioned by the social distancing imposed to combat and drastically reduce the spread of coronavirus pandemic, which he stated to have entered the community transmission phase in Nigeria.

Continuing, Nwawuba stated, “I wish to begin by stating that it is a rare privilege of being overwhelming chosen as your representative, is not only humbling but also a lifetime honor that can never be taken for granted. I view the trust and confidence

reposed in me, as a rousing call to duty with an accompanying responsibility to serve the people and be accountable to them”.

He went on to inform them that the last year has been a challenging one, especially in the life of our country Nigeria, lmo state, and Mbaike Federal Constituency in particular. Notwithstanding the seeming challenges posed by cOVID-19 pandemic, Nwawuba explained that in everything the people and himself will have every reason to give thanks and glory to almighty God for sparing their lives enough to weather the stormy situation.

He reminded them that apart from the fact that the year was marked with mixed bags of ups and down, there was a sharp drop in the revenue earnings of the Federation, occasioned by the low price of crude oil in the international market coupled with the global outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, which affected not only the economy but all spheres of governance.

He then enumerated his records in terms of Project execution in the Constituency to include but not limited to :

1.Donation /installation /energization of transformers to six (6)communities in Mbaike Federal Constituency

2. Ongoing construction of Mbaike civic center at Nworieubi.

3. Renovation of market stalls at Orie amakohia, ikeduru.

4. Ongoing construction of Orie ogbaku /obidi/okpuala /Agwa Road.

5. Ongoing construction of Amaukwu /Umunze ogwa/Orodo/ubonmiri Ekeocha Road.

6.Construction of classroom block at Ubahaeze Orodo primary school.

7. Construction of oil mill at oburo, umuaro, ogwa.

8.Free medical screening and treatment of patients at ubonmiri.

9 Construction of classroom block, principal’s office and a science laboratory at  technical school ugirike, ikeduru LGA.

10.Facilitation of employment for Mbaike indigenes from Amakohia ikeduru in one of the Federal institutions of Higher learning.

11. Energization of umuoziri, iyishi transformer.

12. Procurement and distribution of tricycles to Mbaike indigenes to support local transportation.

13. Distribution of sewing and griding machines to Mbaike women.

14. Ten million Naira (10,000,000)market Empowerment /start up capital disbursed to the enterprising women of Mbaike.

15. Ongoing rehabilitation of Eke iho – Ubakuru – Orie Mbieri Road. Drainage started.

16.Provision of solar street lights to various communities in Mbaitoli /Ikeduru LGA’s respectively.

The Mbaitoli born lawmaker in addition, embarked on massive public enlightenment campaigns in the Constituency during which he provided hand sanitizers, as well as food items as palliatives to cushion the harsh economic realities occasioned by the outbreak of the covid 19 pandemic. He never stopped there, he also embarked on the training of Mbaike youths in agro business through the Ministry of Niger Delta, after which start up kits were given to the participants to start their own businesses.

In the area of his legislative activities which is the primary duty imposed on him by the people, Rt. Hon  Nwawuba has inadvertently made a huge success by excelling beyond expectations and projections thus:

1.Motion on the urgent need to encourage relevant agencies of government to stop the production and circulation of fake drinks and products.

Motion for the urgent need to protect Nigerian workers from forceful compulsory leave and massive job losses.

3.Motion for the urgent need to provide and protect the interest of blind students (Special students) especially in our institutions of higher learning.

4.Motion for urgent need for Nigeria to adopt a longterm social and economic development framework.

5. Motion of urgent public importance on the uprise of cultism in Nigeria. It is on record that these motions received the overwhelming support of majority of the members of the House of Representatives as they were passed with the speed of light with motion No 5,voted as motion of the week.

Among others, Rt. Hon Henry Nwawuba has so far presented the following bills on the floor of the House.

1. A bill for an Act for the establishment of the South East development commission, which is co- sponsored by the entire 43 members of the South East caucus.

2. A bill for an Act to establish the National boundary task force for the protection of persons and prevention of communal clashes.

3.A Bill for the establishment of National coast Guard.

4.A Bill for the amendment of the marriage Act.

5. A bill for the amendment of the electoral Act to provide for the punishment of any politician or political agent who coerced a returning officer to declare results under duress.

On public petitions, Rt. Hon Henry Nwawuba reputed to have vehemently presented and argued the petition challenging the exclusion of the South East from the #2. 7billion loan request by the FGN.

To conveniently and effectively represent the people of Mbaike in the Federal House of Representatives. Hon Nwawuba has shown strength and capacity functioning as:

 *Deputy chairman, House Committee on Niger Delta Affairs.

*Chairman Adhoc Committee on alleged Bribery and corruption against the House.

 *Member Adhoc Committee on renew of legislative Agenda.

*Member, Adhoc Committee on ogoni clean-up.

*Member, Standing Committee on banking and finance, financial crime, women in Parliament, steel, North East development commission and public accounts.

*Chairman, steering Committee of the House Committee on Niger Delta, to organise the first-ever legislative dialogue on Niger Delta. He then attributed his numerous successes and achievements including the recent presentation of a petition on the floor of the green Chambers on behalf of Nigerians residing in the peoples Republic of Bangladesh over xenophobic attacks on them on the great support from his constituents  and the leadership of the House ably led by the speaker Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila.

The public petition has since received serious attention with a committee(public petition) charged to receive the petition for further attention.

According to Nwawuba, “My dear constituents, these strides have been made possible because of your usual unalloyed support, wise counsel, and constructive criticisms. I am proud to represent one of the most vibrant Constituencies, composed of brilliant statesmen and industrious women and youths. The feedback mechanism here is flawless and this accounts for the people friendly responsive and responsible representation you have seen thus far. “

He then Solicited for more support, loyalty, cooperation, and prayers as he begins the journey for another legislative year in the four-year tenure as representative of Mbaike, pledging at the same time not to betray the trust already reposed on him while assuring to do his utmost to sustain the unity, peace, and progress of the Constituency.

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Ohanaeze Ndigbo faction in solidarity with IPOB’s security network to secure Igboland

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Chidi Ibeh, Ohanaeze Ndigbo-led factional leader has declared that it will help the IPOB Eastern Security Network and other indigenous security agencies to stop any sort of crime in the South-East region.

Ibeh, in a statement by Secretary-General Kalu Mkpa, a media assistant to the factions, noted that the body’s leadership has moved to put all stakeholders in Igbo land on the same page, including Southeast Governors, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and youths, in order to defend the territorial integrity of the Igbo nation against invasion by herdsmen and extremists.

Recall that Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, had launched the Eastern Security Network, ESN. He had said “ESN was formed to protect the Southeast from marauding Fulani herdsmen and other criminal elements.”

In Sunday’s declaration, the Ibeh-led group stated, “whether it is called the IPOB Eastern Security Network or the proposed Southeast Governors’ or Ogbunigwe Joint Security Office, we will ensure that potential invasions from outside will be stopped without further delay.”

Ibeh said it would assist in the full realization of “Enyimba Economic City” Aba, the reconstruction of the Enugu coal mine, the resuscitation of Port Harcourt-Maiduguri railways with rail links and links with all Igbo state capitals and commercial cities, in particular the Onitsha-Owerri-Aba connection, on the economic development of Igbo territory.

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Biden’s Appointment of Nigerians, A Proof that We Are Hard Working -Onyeama

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The US President-Elect, Joe Biden‘s appointment of three Nigerian citizens into his cabinet is proof that a decent number of Nigerians abroad are progressing nicely, notwithstanding whatever opposite view anybody may have, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama has said.

“Mr. Joe Biden, the in-coming US President, has three Nigerians in his new cabinet. It shows that Nigerians are flourishing – doing great any place they are. Nigerians should keep on showing their gifts any place they go,” said Onyeama.

The Minister, who said this at Okpara Square, Enugu when he flagged off the Public Service Works (PWS), one of the few projects started by President Muhammadu Buhari-drove organization to engage youths in the nation and deter them from going abroad to look for greener pastures.

Admitting that the circumstance of things has been very harsh and intense for the youths over the most recent ten years, Onyeama emphasised: “It hurts me how Nigerian youths are being trafficked to different nations where they are looking for greener pasture, where some of them don’t live to get the greener pasture; consequently this empowerment focusing at the youngsters of this nation.”

He said that President Buhari was doing a great deal to empower young people in Nigeria and to prevent them from running out of the nation looking for purported better life in foreign lands, in this manner exposing themselves to the harsh climate and brutal treatment by their host country.

“Some lose their lives in the desert while others die in the high oceans,” he stated, asking the youths to utilize such projects.

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“Most of the black doctors, scientists, who are doing well abroad are Nigerians,” Onyeama, said, recalling that when he travelled the Caribbean Island (Jamaica), he was pleasantly surprised to realize that one of the best hospitals in that country “is owned by a Nigerian, an indigene of Enugu State,” adding that “Nigeria is blessed with every good thing. All we need is good leadership.”

“The vast majority of the doctors, scientists, who are doing great abroad are Nigerians,” Onyeama, stated, recalling that when he toured the Caribbean Island (Jamaica), he was enjoyably shocked to understand that one of the best hospitals in that nation “is owned by a Nigerian, an indigene of Enugu State,” adding that “Nigeria is blessed with each beneficial thing. All we require is good leadership.”

Onyeama further stated: “I went with Mr. President to China around two years back. Furthermore, the President was considering how China had the ability to lift a very numerous individuals from neediness in three years,” clarifying that the three things that contributed to this included “having the ability to take care of yourself, having technical education and having money to finance the program.”

He said that President Buhari has set a target of lifting 100 million vulnerable Nigerians out of poverty in ten years, noting that this is a target no leader in Africa has set previously.

He advised the 17,000 beneficiaries of the PSW programme in 17 local government areas of Enugu State to “take it seriously because once you are creating a job, it has a multiplier effects.”

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NIN Mandatory for Foreign Diplomats says Federal Government.

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The Federal Government of Nigeria says National Identity Number is compulsory for foreign diplomats who will reside in Nigeria for a continuous period of at least two years.

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, made this known in a statement by his Technical Assistant, Dr Femi Adeluyi, on Sunday.

He said that an enrolment centre has been set up for the foreign diplomats at the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The statement read, “The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has endorsed the establishment of National Identity Number (NIN) enrolment centre at the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

“The desk will be set up by Tuesday, 19th of January, 2021.

“This enrolment centre will offer help for members of the Diplomatic Corps and will be overseen by the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, through the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC)

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“The centre is being established based on the solicitation of the Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, in order to simplify the registration process for diplomats.

“The National Identity Number is a must for diplomats who will live in Nigeria for a continuous period of at least two years.

“It is also a must for all other lawful inhabitants in the nation as written in Section 16 of the National Identity Management Commission Act 2007.

“The Law has made it a must for Nigerians and legal residents to obtain a NIN since 2007. Be that as it may, compliance has been low, as of not long ago.”

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