I‘ll build recreational centres for youths in my constituency, says lawmaker-elect


Okechukwu Okoye, a new lawmaker-elect for Aguata 2 Constituency, has promised to build recreational centre for youths of his constituency.

“This is aimed at changing their negative lifestyle,’’ Okoye said in an interview at his residence in Isuofia, Aguata Local Government Area.

According to the lawmaker-elect, most youths have imbibed negative lifestyle because of idleness.

“I look forward to building the recreational centre because most youths get into bad lifestyle because they are idle.

“I believe that a recreational centre will help to divert their attention from bad lifestyle toward sports, where they can engage more meaningfully in improving their talents.

“They can engage in sports like tennis, volleyball and other sporting activities of their choice.

“Our able governor has done well in his first year to the best of my knowledge. He has continued to work until now. This is the only governor that fulfills his promises to the people.

“While other governors are busy amassing money for their second tenure, Obiano worked all through; this shows that he has the interest of the people at heart.

“Since inception of the state, no government has ever given `N20 million Choose Your Project Initiative’ to the people.

This shows that he has the interest of the people of the state. He willingly wants all the communities to develop at the same pace.

“Some communities used theirs to build projects that benefited them. And many communities have completed their first and second phases and waiting to access funds for the third phase.’’

Okoye, who is making into the Anambra State House of Assembly as a first timer said: “Obiano has done fantastically well in the area of security.

“Anambra State is the most secure state in Nigeria and he has continued to beef up its security.

“Indeed, the street light he installed at Ekwulobia and other parts of the state has helped to improve security and brought back night life. We are happy about it.

“The governor has executed other laudable projects but I will like him to go back to projects like road construction and rehabilitation that were stopped because of last year’s rainy season.

“Some of the roads under construction are in my constituency but were stopped. There are also some new roads that should be constructed within the Ikenga community that have yet to be tarred.

“During my campaigns, before the election, I promised Ikenga people that I will present their case to government. I appealed to them to vote in APGA as I am convinced that our working governor will do something positive about the condition of those roads.

“Again, I look forward to reforming the educational system. I will assist in enhancing agriculture in secondary schools.

“I believe strongly that if the young students are convinced about the importance of agriculture, and skills acquisition centres are developed, they will be able to go into farming as they will not necessarily depend on white collar jobs.

“If they have poultry farms in their schools, where they can have on-the-job-skills-training in maintaining of birds; by the time they leave the schools, they would have acquired the right skills to run their own poultry farms.’’

He advocated for cordial relationship to exist between lawmakers and government, so as to make for harmony; “this is because it is always difficult to manage human beings.’’

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