The Chairman of the Onicha Local Government in Ebonyi State, Igboke Felix Ogbonna has described the state Governor, David Umahi as a man with good leadership qualities and values worthy of emulation by every citizen of Nigeria.
Ogbonna, who pointed out this while addressing some members of the Council who paid him a visit at the council’s secretariat in Isu, said that the state was a valued state currently governed by a valued leader, hence, the reason for the on-going infrastructural development across the state.
The chairman called on other leaders in the country to emulate the leadership qualities and good values of Governor Umahi, adding that doing so would take Nigeria to the next level and the country and her citizens would be better for it.
A member of the council who spoke about the local government chairman, said: “Ogbonna came to power in 2017 and has since proved himself beyond reasonable doubt. Onicha Local Government Area has witnessed a total transformation in most key areas like health, education, empowerment and road constructions.”
According to him, “While some local government chairmen merely fold their arms complaining about poor funding and economic crunch, Engr. Felix made the best use of whatever fund available in giving the area a new face. Like the popular saying, ‘the line between the idler and the achiever is the ability to make the best use of any situation in achieving successes”.
Sharing his success story with BDSUNDAY, the LG boss said: “The development we are witnessing in Onicha now is borne out of a passion to deliver the dividends of democracy to my people. We have tried to lift the face of our LGA from obscurity to prominence.”
He further said that his driving force was based on values, which include, good moral, quality leadership skills, hardworking and dedication to duty.
The chairman also promised to keep doing his best in the interest of the people, assuring that he is determined to touch every area that is yet to be touched.
It was gathered that Ogbonna sponsored over one thousand unemployed youths in different skills with starter pack equipment worth millions of naira upon completion. He constructed a modern event garden inside the LG Secretariat with enough capacity to generate revenue for the government, constructed an international standard modern pavilion with state-of-the-art facilities. He also constructed roads with standard gutters and electrification of the community is ongoing.
His efforts were recognised as several bodies including NUJ, Actors Guide of Nigeria awarded him best performing Chairman in Ebonyi State. Also, the traditional ruler of Isu Autonomous Community, Eze Ambrose Ogbu conferred him a chieftaincy title of Odinma n’eme nma 1 of Isuokoma.