Abiriba community in Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia State has taken delivery of 155 units of street lights to light up the major roads in the area.
The street lights were given to the community by the state governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu.
Speaking while receiving the the items, the Paramount Ruler of Abiriba and Deputy Chairman of Abia State Traditional Rulers Council, His Royal Majesty, Eze Kalu Kalu Ogbu (IV) who was accompanied by a representative of Abiriba Communal Improvement Union (ACIU), Mrs Ukanwa Omuma, thanked the governor for his love and kind gesture to the people of the Kingdom and assured that the lights would be deployed and protected from vandals.
He further said the benefits of the street lights to the people cannot be overemphasised as they would help to improve security and improve the people’s livelihood as it will encourage movement of goods and services within the community.
Speaking through the State Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, Governor Ikpeazu thanked members of the community for their peaceful disposition and support to his administration. He called on them to continue to partner with the government in ensuring that work on the second phase of the Abiriba Ring Road project commences soon.
Linus Effiong, Umuahia