Immediate past governor of Abia State and Senator representing Abia Central senatorial district at the National Assembly, Senator Theodore Ahamefule Orji, has vowed to protect the collective interest of his constituents as well as sponsor bills that will improve their welfare.
Orji also reiterated his commitment towards the development of the Abia Central youths urging them to take advantage of his annual scholarship scheme designed for 60 indigent undergraduates to bridge the gap between them and the so called rich class in the society.
In a press statement by his Media Adviser, Mr. Don Norman Obinna, Orj said that he understood the many challenges of his people having governed the state for eight years, adding that having realised the potentialities that abound in his constituency, his priority is to ensure the proper harnessing and maximisation of these potentials to the best rewarding proportion.
He said that the ecological challenges affecting some areas within his constituency have been adequately communicated to the federal government and action taken as government through the Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA), has requested for expression of interest for consultancy service for the maintenance/repair of some of these roads.
“Apart from trading what many people do not realise is the fact that Abians especially the senatorial district which I am privileged to be representing are blessed with farmers. In Isiala Ngwa for instance, we can boast of quality Pineapples while cassava and palm oil abound in Umuahia and Ikwuano respectively.
“My priority is to ensure that these farmers are encouraged and supported with modern farming equipment and fertilizers to boast their farm produce. This was why I started with the donation of large quantity of fertilisers enough to fertilise about 200 hectares of land to farmers,” he said.
Orji said that this was akin to the famous Food Security bill he sponsored which when enacted will ensure a healthy society, and a robust population. Because the aim is to arrest the menace of malnourishment, morbidity, high rate of child and maternal mortality which Nigeria is the second largest contributor”, he said.
He however urged his constituents to be free to contact him through his office and feel free to bring to his notice whatever issue of interest that needs urgent attention as he is in the Red chambers of the National Assembly to represent their interest.