- 100 solar street lights have been installed at Ezeagbogu community in Ezinihitte Mbaise local government of Imo state
- The project is the brainchild of Development Dynamics, a Non-Governmental Organisation and the Japanese embassy
- Governor Emeka Ihedioha commissioned the project and praised the initiators
The governor of Imo state, Emeka Ihedioha, has inaugurated the installation of over 100 solar street lights at Ezeagbogu community in Ezinihitte Mbaise local government of Imo state.
The governor extolled the Japanese ambassador to Nigeria, His Exellency Yataka Kikuta, for partnering with Development Dynamics, a Non-Governmental Organisation, to ensure that the project is completed for the use of the people.
The governor urged the youths of the area and by extension, Imo state, to borrow a leaf from the program director of Development Dynamics, Mr Jude Ohanele, who attracted the project to benefit his community.
The governor noted that all hands must be on deck to ensure that the project is maintained for maximum impact.
On his path, the Japanese ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Kikuta, in his address said that the project will enhance the security of lives and contribute to sustainable community development.
He said: “From today, your community will have Japanese solar powered street lightings, which automatically turn-on at night and turn-off at day break. The lights last for 30 straight hours after an 8-hour charge.
“It will change this community significantly by enhancing the security and safety at night and contributing to sustainable community development.”
In his remarks, Ohanele said the project was strategically conceptualised by Development Dynamics to make Ezeagbogu a safer community at night.
“There is a renewed sense of safety and security in Ezeagbogu since the completion of this project, especially around Eke Ezeagbogu which is the center of economic activities in this community.
“This has increased the number of business hours available to the people here and influenced positively their struggle against hunger and poverty. It has also made the nights in Ezeagbogu safer,” Ohanele disclosed.
Governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo has re-instituted the monthly clean-up exercise in the state.
Ihedioha also re instituted the monthly Governor's Prize to be given to the cleanest local government area in the state as well as the cleanest autonomous community, primary school and secondary school, respectively in each local government area.
In a statement by Chibuike Onyeukwu, the chief press secretary to the governor, he stated that a planning, sensitization and implementation committee has been appointed and approved for the July 2019 clean-up exercise.
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