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Onuigbo assures “renewed hope” as Shettima inaugurates NEDC Board

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Former Member of the House of Representatives that represented Ikwuano Umuahia North and South Federal Constituency in the 8th and 9th National Assembly and Board Member representing the South East on the Governing Board of the North East Development Commission(NEDC), Rep. Sam Onuigbo, says he will bring onboard excellence in service and innovative ideas that will drive the sustainable development of the North East.

Onuigbo made this known following the inauguration of the Board by Vice President Kashm Shettima, at Aso Rock, on Wednesday August 9, 2023.

In a statement made available to news men shortly after the inauguration, the 2023 All Progressives Congress APC Senatorial Candidate for Abia Central Senatorial Districts said he will provide advice which will help the commission “structure our plans in a manner that renews hope and delivers development that is enduring and sustainable” for the people of the North East.

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I am immensely pleased to be given the opportunity to serve as the South East representative on the Board of the North East Development Commission (NEDC) — a Commission charged with the rehabilitation, resettlement and rebuilding of the North East following the devastation caused by terrorism and other existential issues like climate change.

This call to service is one which I approach with the same level of dedication that has characterised my many years of service whether as a staff of the United States Embassy in Nigeria, Commissioner in my State, and as a two-time member of the House of Representatives. On each occasion, I brought in excellence in service and innovation which led to uncommon results for the benefit of the people. My eye for initiating novel and impactful visions, for instance, saw me sponsor the Climate Change Bill which is today an Act of Parliament and the legal framework for Nigeria’s efforts to tackle climate change. For this, I was inducted into the National Assembly Most Valuable Parliamentarian Hall of Fame 2023.

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As we start work as Board Members of this important Commission, what I will bring onboard is selfless service anchored on the vision of providing advice on visionary, impactful, and futuristic ideas for the sustainable development of the North East. We must structure our plans in a manner that renews hope and delivers development that is enduring and sustainable.

My sincere appreciation goes to the President, His Excellency Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR for finding me worthy. In the same vein, I want to thank in a special way Rt Hon Femi Gbajabiamila, Chief of Staff to the President for ensuring that my nomination was successful.

Similarly, I thank my family, friends, supporters, and indeed the good people of Abia Central Senatorial District whom I sought to serve during the last election, as the Senatorial Candidate of our great party, the All Progressives Congress(APC).

We will succeed!

Rep. Sam Onuigbo FCIS, FNIM
Board Member
North East Development Commission