It was a torrent of joy weekend as the indigenes of three Abia communities, Usaka Ukwu Ndeokoro, Ndieke and Upa communities in Ikwuano Local Government Area celebrated electricity for the first time, 30 years after the creation of the state.
Locals from the affected communities poured encomiums on the member representing Umuahia/ Ikwuano federal constituency at the House of Representatives, Hon. Sam Onuigbo, who attracted the project.
They recounted how the lawmaker ended their decades of darkness and urged him to sustain his efforts towards alleviating the sufferings of the people.
Speaking on behalf of the communities, Mazi Joe Irohibe, said that the constituency had suffered near neglect by by the federal government, and thanked Onuigbo for changing the narrative.
His words: “We are applauding Onuigbo for attracting this project. This is the first time we have seen electricity light in our community since our existence.
“We now feel we are on the map of the world through this project and it will help our young men who are artisans to return home and operate from home.”