February 27, 2021

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Appreciating Henry Nwawuba on Human Capital Development Initiatives

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Commendations have continued to come to the Federal House of Representatives member, representing Mbaitoli and Ikeduru, in the National Assembly, Rt. Hon. Henry Nwawuba, over his human capital development initiatives in Mbaike, which have positively touched so many lives, especially the youths, and has attracted commendations from even political rivals, who have openly praised those worthy programmes.

His Agro training programs have received the highest commendation, even from opposition members, who have lauded the impact of the programme on the people.

Nwawuba, a trained financial manager, does not believe in handouts, which cannot be of any economic significance to a person, rather believes in helping the people build capacity economically, and has attracted programmes that have trained and equipped the people of Mbaike, especially the youths, for greater economic accomplishments.

Nwawuba had further boosted trade and business across Mbaike, through his electrification programmes, as well as providing market stalls to ensure traders and customers have a conducive environment to transact business.

Nwawuba have also secured several Federal jobs, as well as jobs in the military and police for constituents.

Nwawuba have also boosted the economic wellbeing of artisans, providing them with training and equipment to be able to make a living for themselves.

To boost teaching in schools, especially in the sciences across Mbaike, Nwawuba retrained science teachers across Mbaike in batches, to ensure our children receive quality education.

The poor and indigent are not left behind, as Nwawuba pays house and hospital calls, to help constituents in need. In 2018, Maazi Obinna Akuwudike, a constituent of Nwawuba and publisher of Maazi Online, got a N100,000 hospital bailout from Nwawuba, despite being one of his biggest critics. Unfazed by the bad blood between them, Nwawuba was only interested in saving lives.

Maazi Online, an online news platform, which is a division of Digital Kitchen Services owned by Maazi Obinna Akuwudike, an indigene of Mbaitoli, got support from Nwawuba to develop an android app for his news platform, as well as got it listed on Google Play Store.

Nwawuba was also the first to download the app, and promised to support the venture with equipment like laptops and phones to ensure smooth flow running of the business.

According to the lawmaker, he would always support as best as he can afford, any venture or idea of an Mbaike son or daughter, that will develop the person economically, as well as intact positively on the general society.

These and more have been Nwawuba”s efforts to develop the youths and people of Mbaike, by ensuring they are economically viable in whatever they do, rather than depend on handouts that will not solve their problems.

Always open to criticism, as he believes that he learns how to serve his people better through their words of advise, and even through criticism, Nwawuba have never arrested or threatened to arrest anybody for speaking their mind about him no matter how unpleasant, rather, he finds out the reasons for the actions of the person, and as best as possible, address the matter.

Some of his Constituency Projects and Legislative Activities are listed as follows;

SECOND PHASE OF CONSTITUENCY PROJECTS AND LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITIES OF RT HON HENRY NWAWUBA 2019-ongoing

1) Donation/installation/energization of transformers to six (6) communities in Mbaike.

2) Ongoing construction of MBAIKE Civic Center at Nwaorieubi.

3) Renovation of market stalls at Orie Amakohia, Ikeduru

4) Ongoing construction of Orie Ogbaku/Obidi/Okpuala/Agwa road

5) Ongoing construction of Amaukwu/Umueze Ogwa/Ogbommi/ Ekeoha road.

6) Construction of classroom block at Ubahaeze Orodo Primary School.

7) Ongoing construction of Oil Mill at Oburo, Umuaro, Ogwa.

8) Free medical screening and treatment of patients at Ubomiri.

9) Construction of classroom block, Principal’s Office, and a science laboratory at Technical School Ugirike, Ikeduru.

10) Facilitation of employment for Mbaike indigene from Amakohia Ikeduru in one of the federal institutions of higher learning.

11) Energization of Umuoziri, Iyishi transformer.

12) Procurement and distribution of Tricycles to Mbaike indigenes to support local transportation.

13) Distribution of sewing and grinding machines to Mbaike women.

14) Ten million naira (N10,000,000) Market Empowerment/Start Up Capital disbursed to the enterprising women of Mbaike.

15) Ongoing rehabilitation of Eke Iho-Ubakuru-Orie Mbieri road. Drainage started.

16) provision of solar street lights to various communities in Mbaitoli and Ikeduru

17) Training of over 70 Mbaike youths in Agro Business through the Ministry of Niger Delta after which start up kits were given to the participants to start their own businesses.

18) Ongoing construction of Amankuta- Orie Mbieri Road

18) Renovation of four (4) classroom blocks at Nkwo Orodo Central School, Orodo

19) Completion of Okwu Orodo Town Hall.

20) Training of 36 Mbaike Youths on computer and phone repairs after which complete start-up kits/machines were given to each of participants.

21) Training/Retraining of Mbaike Science Teachers. Each of the participated schools recieved N300,000 worth of science kits.

In addition to the above, Nwawuba embarked on massive enlightenment campaigns in the constituency and provided hand sanitizers, as well as food items as palliatives to cushion the harsh economic realities occasioned by the outbreak of the Covid 19 pandemic.

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITIES

MOTIONS PRESENTED:

1) Motion on the urgent need to encourage relevant agencies of government to stop the production and circulation of fake drinks and products.

2) Motion for the urgent need to protect Nigeria workers from forceful compulsory leave and massive job losses.

3) Motion for the urgent need to provide and protect the interest of blind students (Special Students) especially in our institutions of higher leaning.

4) Motion for urgent need for Nigeria to adopt a long term social and economic development framework.

5) Motion of urgent public importance on the uprise of cultism in Nigeria.

These motions received the overwhelming support of Nwawuba’s colleagues and were ALL passed with the “speed of light” with motion number 5 voted as the motion of the week when it was moved.

PENDING MOTIONS:

1) Need to repair and provide drainage facilities at the Eke-Mele, Akabo section of the Owerri-Okigwe road.

2) Need to curtail escalating extortion of citizens by security agents.

3) Call on the Federal Government to intervene in the ecological disaster afflicting the people of Owo-Amakaohia, and Eke-Mele Akabo,

BILLS PRESENTED:

1) A Bill for an Act for the establishment of the South East Development Commission Co sponsored by the entire 43 members of the South East

2) A Bill for an Act to establish the National Boundary Task Force for the protection of persons and prevention of communal clashes.

PENDING BILLS:

1) A Bill for an Act for the establishment of National Coast Guard.

2) A Bill for the amendment of the Marriage Act.

3) A Bill for the amendment of the Electoral Act to provide for the punishment of any politician or political agent who coerce a returning officer to declare election results under duress.

PETITIONS:

Petition against the exclusion of the South East in the controversial $22.7b loan request by the Federal Government.

2) Petition against the exclusion of South East Niger Delta states from the NDDC sharing of COVID-19 palliatives.

3) Petition against dehumanization of Nigerians by authorities in Bangladesh.

We at Maazi Online appreciate this human capital development oriented lawmaker and representative, and as we cross over to 2021, we believe there is much more coming to the people of Mbaike from him.

Mbaike, expect more.

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