Abia Assembly Confirms ASUBEB Appointments Amidst Calls for Regional Balance and Road Safety Concerns

Abia State House of Assembly has screened and confirmed the appointment of the Executive Chairman and Abia State Universal Basic Education Board members, ASUBEB.

Those screened and confirmed include Mrs. Lydia Onuoha – Executive Chairman, Dr. Uzoamaka Amah Mba – Secretary, Mrs. Chioma Nwachi Nwogwugwu, Dr. Onyebuchi Onyegbule, and Chief Harrison Onyeoma Onuke as members.

Speaking while announcing the confirmation of the nominees, the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Emmanuel Emeruwa charged them to discharge their duties diligently and justify the confidence reposed in them by the appointment and confirmation, adding that any other issue relating to the constitution of the Board will be sorted out in due course.

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Earlier, the member representing Obingwa East State Constituency, Hon. Uchenna Erondu had complained to the House that out of the five members making up the board, none of the nominees is from Abia South senatorial district, a situation he described as political imbalance and abnormal and urged the House to look into it before as well as drew the attention of the Governor to it.

The House at plenary also entertained a Matter of Urgent Public Importance brought before it by the member representing Osisioma North State Constituency, Hon. Iheanacho Nwogu on the reckless driving by motorists and the incessant road accident along Aba – Owerri Road which has claimed the lives of two students of Abia State Polytechnic Aba and the need to relocate the Institution or part of it to its permanent site in Osisioma to decongest the area.

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He prayed the House to visit the family of the late Miss Ogechi Mary Ezekiel, a student of the polytechnic who was knocked down and died recently along the said road, investigate the course of the delay in moving the polytechnic to its permanent site, pointing out that hoodlums have already started vandalizing the structures in the permanent site.

The House led by the Speaker observed a minute silence in respect to the late Miss Ogechi Mary Ezekiel while directing its committee on Education to look into the matter and report back to the House.