Fed Lawmaker, Nkwonta Awards Bursaries To 200 Students, Commissions Constituency Office

The Chairman, House Committee on Climate Change, Hon. Chris Nkwonta has opened his constituency office at Obehie, Ukwa-West Local Government Area (LGA), Abia State and awarded bursary to 200 students from Ukwa-East and Ukwa-West Federal Constituency.

Speaking at the event in Obehie, the member representing Ukwa-East and Ukwa-West Federal Constituency at the National Assembly Abuja, Hon. Chris Nkwonta maintained that he is in politics due to his dissatisfaction with the poor representation of his people in the past 24 years at the National Assembly.

He lamented that the poor representation of Ukwa-East and Ukwa-West Federal Constituency at National Assembly has affected his constituents negatively, with little or no socio-economic development in the area.

Nkwonta who code-named the Ukwa Federal Constituency office as ‘Restoration Centre’, said that the office would foster engagements and strengthens the bond between him and his constituents.

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He affirmed that the office will serve as a centre for dialogue, collaboration and action among others, urging his constituents to take advantage of the office for their collective interest.

The Ndoki-born technocrat who had previously awarded scholarships to about 230 indigent secondary school students, announced N50,000 per student bursary award to 200 tertiary institutions’ students.

He added that the essence of the scholarships is to alleviate the sufferings of the students and enhance Human Capital Development of his constituents.

Nkwonta implored the beneficiaries of the bursaries to show dedication, diligence and commitment to their chosen course of study, wishing them the best in their academics.

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Inaugurating the constituency office, the former federal lawmaker, that represented Ukwa Federal Constituency at National Assembly Abuja, Rt. Hon. Emeka Stanley, thanked Hon. Nkwonta for living up to his billings, noting that he has performed creditably within a year in office.

He disclosed that they would continue to support Hon. Nkwonta vision to better the fortune of Ukwa people through quality representation, promising that Nkwonta will not fail his constituents.

One of the beneficiaries of the bursaries, Mr. James Daniel, who thanked Hon. Nkwonta for his benevolence, added that Ukwa-East and Ukwa-West students have never had it in this manner before in the past 24 years.

He promised that the student community from the area would continue to support Hon. Nkwonta, praying God to continue to bless and preserve the lawmaker.

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Stakeholders from Ukwa-East and Ukwa-West LGAs, graced the event.