…commends Uzodimma, bags NAISS award
By Stanley Okehie
The former Senior Special Assistant to Governor Hope Uzodimma on Artisans and Technicians, Johndonald Ikegwuruka has expressed excitement that the school building in Abakuru community of Ohaji Egbema Local Government Council is nearing completion and commended the Governor for making real his promise of citing a school in the community.
Ikegwuruka informed, weekend, that an indigene of the area had complained to the Governor during a phone-in programme on Orient 94.5Fm Owerri, about the absence of a school and the deplorable condition of the roads in Abakuru Community.
The former SSA, in an interview with newsmen shortly after he was honoured by the National Association of Imo State Students (NAISS) with an award as a Leader Per Excellence, said the Governor heeded to the call of the people of Abakuru and commenced the building of the school. “The school building is nearing completion”, Ikegwuruka said excitedly.
On his award, Ikegwuruka thanked NAISS Board of Trustee (BOT) members for recognizing his past efforts in the association and called on them to always work hard, adding that, “hard work pays”.
He however enjoined the students to support the government of Senator Hope Uzodimma.
“They should appreciate the government, support the governor and pray for him. Oftentimes, it’s not easy for leaders, they told us that uneasy lies the head that wears the crown, but with prayers everything is possible.”
Ikegwuruka also corrected the misconceptions about formal and informal education, stressing that no one is superior to the other.
“Even federal government has introduced Entrepreneurship Education in the Tertiary Education, that is to tell you that formal education is not superior to informal education. So, the problem is misconception in the past, but presently it’s being corrected.”
He advised youths both graduates and non-graduates to strive to be self-reliant and learn a skill so that they will have many options to choose from.