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Reps member declares emergency in Imo schools

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Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri 

The lawmaker, representing Mbaitoli/ Ikeduru federal constituency of Imo State in the House of Representatives, Akarachi Amadi, has declared a state of emergency in primary and secondary schools in his federal constituency.

Amadi, in his first constituency briefing on Thursday, said that the primary and secondary schools he saw in his federal constituency during the last campaigns were in deplorable states. 

The lawmaker said that as a beneficiary of quality education, he would do everything possible to improve the states of the schools. 

He said “One of the benefits I enjoyed and I’m more passionate about is Education. I am privileged to have received one of the best Education from my Parents and I am and will remain grateful to them for that privilege. 

” During the campaigns, while I visited our people community by community, I can categorically say that the Community Schools and Government Schools in Ikeduru/Mbaitoli are in a deplorable states and have necessitated the declaration of state of emergency by me.

“We have declared a state of Emergency in this sector and we will liaise and lobby every agency to hear our cry, Including the state Government, Universal Basic Education Commission, the Ministry of Education, the Federal Government and Donor Agencies. 

” You have my assurances that we will not rest until our Educational Facilities or systems have a face-lift .EDUSUPPORT PROGRAMME driven by my passion and commitment to prioritizing education for young people, I have consistently sponsored scholarship programs for students, spanning from primary to university levels. 

“On my visit to our various schools;We awarded scholarships to 11 indigent pupils from Iho Comprehensive School in Ikeduru. Also, 22 students from Umuahi Model Secondary School Umuahi Obi-Mbieri in Mbaitoli received scholarships. 81 students from Ikeduru/Mbaitoli Federal Constituency, who took part in our Free Jamb Registration and scored 200 and above were awarded scholarships on university level.In total, I paid for 1,173 students to take part in our Free Jamb Registration allowing them to pursue their chosen courses in various universities across Nigeria.

“We will not stop now. Let me use this opportunity to inform you all to bring your children/wards who have passed their WAEC exam with 5 credits inclusive of English and Mathematics to proceed to any of our constituency offices to pick up the 2024 JAMB form already paid for by me.In 2024 we will renovate a minimum of 7 numbers of 3 classroom blocks. 

“As a youth, I understand the pride in being computer literate, especially in understanding ICT essentials, we have opened a discussion with the State Government Skill Up Programme with the Ministry of Digital Economy and also with the recent Federal Government 3MTT Project with the Federal Ministry of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy to position Ikeduru/Mbaitoli to be in the front row of the events.

“However, we shall launch various programs in the coming months to help our brothers who didn’t make it to these programs of the government to also, be computer literate.  On a community basis our target is to have within the  four years of our tenure we will; have over one thousand (1,000) ICT professionals from Ikeduru/Mbaitoli by the end of our four year tenure. “

The lawmaker said that he had done well within a short period of time he had held sway. 

He urged all the people from his Federal constituency, especially those who took him to court to join him in moving the constituency. 

Akarachi said” let me use this opportunity once again to call on all leaders, my fellow Contestants or should I say my fellow winners, all Ndi Ikeduru/Mbaitoli no matter your party allegiances, or loyalty that elections are over and it’s time to serve our people. I am extending my hands of fellowship to all who love Ikeduru/Mbaitoli let us work together.

“Our Main purpose is effective representation of all, to do that we must to build on the already created structures and contacts, bring in fresh ideas to complement what they have achieved, and surpass the same, for government is a continuum.For me being a Law marker is about Representation in national discussions, bills, motion passages, or attraction of Projects, but more so it’s more about Impact, Capacity, and Fellowship to one another.

“Here is my Legislative Agenda for all of us and what will guide our interactions, discussions and engagements decisions, and interactions in local, national, and international.

” Our Primary duty as per your votes was for us to be represented and have a voice in the nation’s capital as it concerns our yearning and our urgent needs, to make sure our motions or bills, no matter what the case may be or motion we support or sponsor, the interest of Ikeduru/Mbaitoli and Nigeria must be paramount and will be considered first in all we will do in the next four years.In the few months that I have represented you in the Green Chambers, I have presented bills which are at different levels of readings as follows.Nigerian Institute or Center for Vocational Training and Certification (Establishment) Bill, 2023 (HB.543) (Hon. Akarachi E.T. Amadi)- First Reading.Federal College of Entrepreneurship and Skill Acquisition, Mbaitoli, Imo State (Establishment) Bill, 2023, (HB.542)(Hon Akarachi E.T. Amadi) – First Reading.Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency Act (Amendment) Bill, 2023, (HB.729)(HON. Akarachi E. T. Amadi) – First Reading.National Football Academy, Mbaitoli, Imo State (Establishment) Bill, 2023 (HB.730) (Hon. Akarachi E.T. Amadi) – First Reading.Bill for an Act to Amend the Border Communities Development Agency Act Cap B10, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 (Establishment) and for other related matters. (Hon. Akarachi E.T. Amadi) – First Reading.

” I also have five bills ready for Presentation upon resumption of the House with effect from 31st January 2024:MOTIONS:Motion for the Aviation Industry to be Prompted to Take Positive Steps to Ensure and Reassure Nigerians That All Private and Public Commercial Aircraft are Safe, Secure and Equipped with latest Avionics.”

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