Barely three weeks after their inauguration, a member of new executive members of Ebem Ohafia Development Union, EODU, Mr Ifeanyi Okali has restored power in the community market, ABN TV reports.
This comes as a member of the community whose identity we chose to keep anonymous said the leadership of EODU is known for patrolling the park and market without any visible achievement to show for it.
Okali said the unnamed community member passed the remark while the EODU executive members toured the revenue generation projects in the community, particularly the timber shed, the community park and the market.
Okali who is the Publicity Secretary of EODU while speaking with our correspondent on Monday said he was personally challenged by the comment.
To this end, he said he mobillised resources and fixed at least three solar power systems in the market.
The National President of EODU, Mr. Emeka Mba also promised to fix three solar power systems, Mr. Mr Ogboso Kalu Nnoke promised to fix one while EODU member Togo branch, Mr Jesima pledged to fix one.
Apparently disturbed by the prolonged darkness in the market, the community member was however silenced by the restoration of power at the weekend for which market women could not hide their joy.
Though the garrulous community member did not categorically state the EODU exco he was referring to, it is however clear that his reference was not to the current exco inaugurated in December.
Recall that the solar power in the community market was installed by the late former Director of Finance in NNPC, Late Chief Okwara Osonwa.
Okali said the project was later vandalized and its parts carted away by the vandals.
This he said was part of the issues raised by the market women during their interaction with EODU leadership.
They said prior to the restoration of power in the market, hoodlums usually invade the market to steal their wares.
In his comment, the paramount Ruler of Ebem kingdom and Kpoke 1, Ekeluogo Autonomous Community, Ebem Ohafia, HRH Ezie Ukoha Kalu Ukoha applauded the new leadership of EODU for starting on a strong footing.
The National President of EODU, Mr. Emeka Mba in his comment reiterated the readiness of the new exco to revive and initiate developmental projects for the benefit of the community.