Insecurity in Enugu would’ve been worse if … Lawmaker

By Sylvia Udegbunam, Enugu

The member representing Enugu South rural constituency in the Enugu State House of Assembly, Hon. Princess Obiajulu Ugwu has said the effort of the state legislature and Governor Peter Mbah’s administration has greatly improved security in the state.

Speaking in an interview with our correspondent in Enugu, Ugwu said the effort deployed so far by the state government in active collaborate with the the state house of assembly was yielding results.

She explained that Enugu’s insecurity would have been worse without the intervention of the state government with support from the state house of assembly.

“Security is not what we talk about in the open. I will not tell you what the House of Assembly is doing and the state government is doing about it. Just be rest assured that if we are not doing anything it(insecurity) would have been worse than what it is today”

She said though Insecurity is a general problem in the country that it is not peculiar to Enugu State alone, but assured the people of the state that permanent solution of the problem is imminent.

While sympathizing with the victims of insecurity, she noted “It is human beings that are been hurt. If it is not Okeke today, It will be Okafor tomorrow, and before you know it, even if it does not get to you directly, it can get to someone very very close to you. So when the eye is crying the nose is crying also. So the insecurity is heart breaking. But the government is doing something about it. That I can assure you”.

Obiajulu who used the opportunity to highlight some of her achievements so far for her constituency, said she had impacted very positively on the lives of her constituents beginning with skills acquisition programme.

“I have tried to impact lives by creating skills. In fact, currently I have a three-month skill acquisition programme running. There are people that are there, who are learning skills and they will be empowered at the end of the programme with starter packs to create employment for themselves.

“So by the time they are graduating from the programme and they are not just people who are indigenes of my constituency alone but they are also dwellers because my constituency has both indigenes and non indigenes.

“So if you come to skill acquisition program that we are currently running for three months, it has been on since july 15, when we kicked off after the international day of youth and skill acquisition. we assigned people who are interested to learn skills to different people who wiil teach them on a different skills.

“Very soon they will be graduating and i am going to empower them with the little that we can. If we are able to draw the attention of donor agencies or even the state government, that will be nice.and that is the little I can do in my own way. But don’t expect legislators to do executive functions. It is what I want the communication industry to begin to pass to the public so that they will understand”, she said.


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