Monday, 17 July 2017

Speaker Ihim of Imo State Restores Electricity to Assembly Complex


After over twenty years of powering Imo State House of Assembly with generating sets, the Speaker, Rt Hon (Dr) Acho Ihim has broken the jinx and registered another milestone by hooking the complex back to the public electricity grid.

A press statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Ilochonwu Bennett averred that the initiative was an affirmation of his avowed commitment on proactive leadership and prudent management of resources in the face of daunting economic challenges presently ravaging the Nigerian nation.

Speaker Ihim as contained in the release achieved the feat by brokering an interface and partnership with top officials of the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, EEDC, hence his offsetting of huge amount of bills accumulated donkey years back.

The press statement stated that the Speaker's move was borne out of his drive to enhance efficiency and optimum service delivery by the lawmakers and assembly staff who now discharge their duties with the requisite zeal from the comfort of their offices.

Furthermore, the Lawmakers, EEDC partnership as captured in the release has translated to improved power supply, job creation and industrial growth in the state.

The press statement further affirmed

that the welcome initiative has drastically reduced high cost of utilizing and maintaining the heavy equipment as well as the deafening noise pollution while illuminating the complex at night for improved security.

Reacting to the development, Permanent Secretary and Clerk of the House, Chief Chris Duru and Chief of Staff, Hon Barr Emma Nwosu both applauded Speaker Ihim's leadership prowess and hallmark achievements that has placed Imo State in the global map in just two years.

The duo confirmed that his restoration of public electricity to the House has reinvigorated spirit of their staff for unprecedented optimum service delivery and described him as a dogged and sagacious political leader with an overflowing milk of human kindness. 

They assured on harmonious working relationship and synergy with the lawmakers and appealed to Speaker Ihim to sustain the tempo.

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