Hon. Obuzor laments absence of power supply in Rivers communities, seeks FG’s intervention

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The member representing Ahoada West/Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Federal Constituency in the Green Chamber of the National Assembly, Hon. Victor Obuzor, has called for the provision of electricity supply in Kunusha, Igovia and Udoda communities in Engenni, Ahoada West Local Government Area of River State.

Hon. Obuzor, who is the House Committee Chairman on CSOs, worried about the absence of electricity supply in the communities, made the call in a motion moved on the floor of the House titled “Need to Provide Electricity Supply to Kunusha, Igovia and Udoda in Engenni, Ahoada West Local Government Area of Rivers State.”

In the motion, the lawmaker noted that “Kunusha, Igovia and Udoda communities in Ediro- Ede Clan, Engenni District of Ahoada West Local Government Area of Rivers State have never experienced electricity, which is an oddity in the 21st century.”

The motion further noted that “the Manuso Oil Well, operated by the Nigerian Agip Oil Company and Obaran/Enwe pipeline operated by Shell Nigeria Ltd are key revenue generating assets of the Federal Government derived from the communities;

“Cognizant that the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are integrated and as a result, action in one area will affect outcomes in others;

“Aware that the provision of electricity in Kunusha, Igovia, and Udoda communities in Ediro- Ede Clan, Engenni District, Ahoada West Local government Area, Rivers State, will significantly impact the area’s social and economic development;

“Recalls that the Hon. Member representing Ahoada West/Ogba-Egbema-Ndoni Federal Constituency in the 9th Assembly, along with three paramount rulers, appealed to the Ministry of Power for a basic amenity but despite pleas, the issue persists, breeding high level of insecurity in the area;

“Concerned that the government’s critical and non-critical assets in certain areas are being vandalized due to perpetual darkness, which serves as a cover for criminals and non-state actors;

“Cognizant that Section 14 (2) (b) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) states that security and welfare shall be the primary purpose of government and as a result it behooves on the government to provide electricity to the strategic communities.”

The House, however, resolved to urge the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to urgently address the electricity issue in Kunusha, Lgovia, and Udoda communities in the Ediro- Ede Clan, Engenni District, Ahoada West Local Government Area, Rivers State.

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