A delegation of Abavo Clan Union paid a courtesy visit to the office of the elected Chairman of Ika South Local Government Council, Hon. Barr. Victor Okoh.
The visit was led by the President General (PG) of the Union, Mr. Jonathan Ohioya Agbejiagwe, to congratulate Barr. Okoh and his executive in the legislative arm of the council on their victory at the just concluded local government elections.
Speaking at the visit, the PG, Mr. Agbejagwe expressed gratitude to God for answering the prayers of the Abavo people for the election of their son and brother as the new LG council chairman.
He also appreciated God that such an enviable fleet was achieved by his kingdom under his regime as the President General of Abavo Clan Union. While wishing Barr. Okoh well in the discharge of his duties, Mr. Agbejiagwe used the occasion to urge the council Chairman to consider the issue of security in the local government as a priority, saying that a land where there is peace, development will thrive.
He also encouraged him to develop market places in Agbor and Abavo, adding that if he could carry out these two basic assignments, posterity will speak good of him.
In the same vein, Mr. Agbejiagwe commended the people of Agbor kingdom for the show of love exhibited during the election by queuing behind an Abavo indigene to emerge as the council chairman. This according to him, has not been experienced since the creation of Ika south local government, promising that the people of Abavo will ever remain grateful to them and in due time, they will also reciprocate the gesture.
Earlier, in the visit, the PG presented a felicitation card on behalf of the Abavo clan union conveying their goodwill message to Barr. Okoh on his election victory.
Responding, the council boss, Barr. Victor Okoh expressed gratitude for his Kinsmen finding time to pay his new office the courtesy call. He posited that his election was a victory to all Ika South indigenes, assuring with the grace of God upon him, he will ensure that his impacts are felt in all the nooks and crannies of the local government.
Commenting on the two-point agenda raised by the PG, Barr. Okoh affirmed that both agenda are part of the major activities of his administration to be carried out; as the one which borders on environment maintenance, and the other which is security, cannot be overemphasized.
His words, “Maintenance of our environment is sacrosanct to enable us live in good health. Work on the security issue will commence without delay after my meeting with some officers because of the importance it holds. Security no doubt is a collective effort, hence we are going to carry everybody along to enable us deliver adequate community policing across the local government area. But we wish to solicit the support of the people as it is only in unity that we can achieve more.”
“However, I promise to make Abavo proud. Once again, I thank you for coming and I wish every one of you safe journey back to your homes”
The visit was joined by the newly sworn-in legislators of the council, the Head of Personnel Management, Sir. Gideon O. Okonkwor and a host of others.
By Marvin Enyosa