As the tenure of the current chairmen of LGs in the state constitutionally ends on November 27, 2014, the chairman of Oju LGC, Chief Bright Ogaji, has been commended for his impact in the area.

A former senior finance staff of the council who is now on transfer to Ado, Mrs. Charity Ogbu, aka Queen Charry, made the commendation in the heels of an award the council boss won recently, as an Outstanding Chairman in Nigeria.

Mrs. Ogbu said though Ogaji’s two-year tenure was relatively too short for him to impact meaningfully, he had nevertheless proved rightly the saying by Martin Luther King Jr. that, “it does not matter how long you live but how well you do it,” by leaving a lasting legacy in Oju LGC in only two years.

She said for daring to tread the path others feared, by tarring the multimillion-naira Ichakobe-Ojinyi link road, and the execution of Odaleko, Ameka and Epwa-Ibilla communities electrification project, Ogaji had managed to write his name in the good book of the masses, as the first elected chairman ever to have tarred a road in the history of Oju LG development, thereby not only proving the stuff his is made of, but also that he is a true son of Ibilla community, coming after the glorious order of Chief Agwoke Ogah, an ex-sole administrator who tarred a network of roads in the council metropolis.

Mrs Ogbu further averred that, that Ogaji had been able to accomplish the above and also ensured the prevalence of peace and security while maintaining good ties with traditional rulers and regular payment of salaries of workers throughout his tenure, combined with the infrastructural development revolution that he had stirred, among other achievements recorded, all just in two years, made him stand out as a good leader and politician.

She, therefore prayed God to grant that the success which Ogaji had recorded in his first political assignment by the people continues to dog his steps in his future politIcal journey.

James Ibechi
Press Secretary to the LG Chairman


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