Atigwe charges new Enugu LG chairs, others on indigenes’ welfare

A member of the House of Representatives, Simon Chukwuemeka Atigwe, has called on the newly elected local government chairmen and councillors in Enugu state not to disappoint the people who voted them into office by giving their welfare top priority.

Atigwe, who represents Igbo Eze North/Udenu Federal Constituency, also advised them against betraying the confidence reposed in them by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi by running an inclusive government that would aid development of rural communities.

The election, held on February 29 in the 17 local government areas of the state, saw candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) defeating their counterparts in 36 other political parties who participated in the exercise.

Atigwe, in a statement released in Abuja on Friday, reminded the chairmen and councillors that “there are so many expectations by the people at the grassroots from government and you must, therefore, compliment the efforts of the governor in making life more bearable for them.”

“The newly elected local government chairmen in particular must let their people feel the impact of the state government by striving to ensure the security, economic viability of their respective areas, and as well provide adequate welfare for the people,” he stated.

The lawmaker also enjoined the councillors to always mingle with the people with a view to knowing their needs and be able to advise their chairmen appropriately.

According to him, if they live up to expectations, rural-urban migration would be drastically reduced in all the local government areas.

He commended Governor Ugwuanyi for his achievements which had made it possible for the PDP candidates to sweep the council polls, saying “he’s is a leader who fears God and cares for the people, especially the less-privileged.”

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