ENUGU, Nigeria – The chairman of Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State, Patrick Omeje, said that the council under his administration had appointed no fewer than 1000 political office holders to reduce poverty in the council.
NAN reports that Omeje was represented by his deputy, Cosmas Agbo, in Enugu on Thursday at a tour of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the state.
The chairman recalled that his administration came on board on Dec. 4, 2017, adding that it was up to date in terms of workers’ salaries and other allowances.
He said that the council had 106 government primary schools and added that it had three categories of workers which included the civil servants, the statutory political office holders and non statutory political office holder.
He equally explained that it employed some retired but not tired teachers to assist the existing teachers for effective reading and learning in the council.
As an effort to complement the efforts of Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi the council constituted environmental marshals to help the Enugu State Waste Management Authority (ESWAMA) to ensure neatness in the council.
“In the area of security, this administration has formed the anti-cult team to assist the anti-cult police activities in the council.
“The anti-cult becomes important because of the presence of the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), which is located in the council area and the idea is to reduce crime and criminality in the council.
“The council has also embarked on construction of legislative building, construction of two development centre secretariat, construction of six health centres and health posts.
“We also inaugurated the local government management agency that will be working with the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and we have provided a lot of relief materials to those displaced by flood in the council.
“We have equally purchased transformers for some communities in the council,” he said.