AWGU LGA: A haven in Enugu state/Hon.Stanley Okeke a God Sent – Comr Akpa Francis
Hon Stanley Okeke have been working together with the working Governor of Enugu State His Excellency Rt Hon Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi ( GburuGburu ) in delivering the dividends of democracy to Awgu people.
Awgu local government is among the oldest local government area in Nigeria, it was created in 1919 by the colonial administration.
History has it that Awgu LGA was carved out of Okigwe division which served as judicial and administrative headquarters of Awgu division since 1909 and 1914 respectively.
As a large geographical entity, Awgu Local Government Area has given birth to two other local government areas in Enugu state. These include Oji River LGA created in 1976 and Aninri LGA.
Awgu serve as the location of the National Youth Service Corps Orientation Training Centre for corps member posted to Enugu State.
Geographically, Awgu LGA is located approximately between latitudes 06 00’ and 06 19’ North of the Equator and longitudes 07 23’ and 07 35’ East of the Greenwich Meridian.
Awgu LGA is bounded in the north by Udi and Nkanu West LGAs, in the West by Oji River LGA and share border with Isuochi LGA of Abia State in the South.
Awgu LGA has thirty-eight autonomous communities. Which was also grouped into four development centres to fast track the development processes of the various communities.
The development centres in Awgu LGA are Mbanabor North, Mbanabor South, Awgu Central and Anike.
Towns in Awgu Local Government Area includes:Ituku, Agbogugu, Ogbaku, Isu- Awa, Ihe, Owelli- Court, Ogugu, Agbudu, Amoli, Mmaku, Ugbo, Obeagu, Mgbidi, Ugwueme, Nkwe, Ezere, Awgu, Nenwenta, Awgunta and Mgbowo.
Generally the good people of Awgu are hospitable, peaceful and progressive.
Hon. Stanley Okeke, A God Sent
An Ogbaku born successful businessman, a philanthropist, cum politician in the person of Hon. Stanley Okeke ( Atu Ogbaku ) is presently the Chairman of Awgu Local Government Area.
Since he assumed office as the caretaker chairman of Awgu LGA till date he still occupied office as the elected chairman of Awgu, Hon Stanley Okeke has clearly demonstrated that he is a worthy leader and true Democrat.
On 18th August 2018, Hon Stanley Okeke was honoured with a merit award of Excellence “As the Best Performing Local Government Chairman in South East for the year 2018 atthe international conference centre Abuja.
A man who has long made his mission in Awgu LGA known.
“I am here on a mission. I want to create an impact that will positively affect everybody. I want it in such a way that when I leave office, people of Awgu will acknowledge that I really impacted positively on their lives. I want to leave my footprints in the sands of time in this local government area. I will operate in such a way that there will be peace in every community. I want every community to feel the impact of this administration”. Hon Stanley Okeke November 28, 2016.
In fulfilling part of his promise of directing the youths of Awgu in the right path to make Awgu youths stronger, ambitious and very responsive.
Hon Stanley Okeke led administration in Awgu LGA has so far empowered over 1000 youths from the local government area. He has also concluded plans to train and empower youths in different areas of skills acquisition. This is aimed at harvesting the potentialities of the youths as well as curbing restiveness and reducing unemployment in Awgu LGA. No doubt Atu Ogbaku has made Awgu youths to become an asset.
Awgu now a crime free area.
Hon Stanley Okeke led administration has not also relented in providing adequate security for his people. Since his administration came on board, the entirety of the local government has witnessed crime free situation. This is a product of a well-designed and articulated government policies on security matters. He is a humble mayor who maintains a cordial relationship with all the security agents especially police in the area. The neighbourhood watch groups structures are well defined. As a result, cases of armed robbery, kidnapping and other social vices are no where to be found in Awgu LGA. The booming of economic activities in the area as a result of adequate security.
Also in the areas of Health, Education, ICT and infrastructural development Hon Stanley Okeke led administration has done marvelously well and still doing more.
The good people of Awgu, especially the youths are solidly behind you.
Thank you Mayor.
Thank you Atu Ogbaku.
Njawu ! Daalu !!
Comr Akpa Francis
Media expert, Youths Activist.