I on behalf of my wife Mrs Ujunwa Haglar Okorie wish to express my profound gratitude to God Almighty for his grace and for allowing to see 2020, which is a beginning of a new decade, may his name be praised both now and forever.
My good people of Bende, permit me to use this opportunity to thank the Almighty God and our Amiable Governor Dr Victor Okezie Ikpeazu for the opportunity to serve as the Transition Committee Chairman.
Upon my assumption of office, i took a tour of some of the ongoing projects in the different parts of Bende Local Government and the council headquarters. My observations will form the focus of this administration ably lead by me.
First in my mind is the completion of some of the on going projects in Bende in line with the directive of the Governor, the projects include
- Ozuitem water scheme.
- Amorji imenyi bridge
- Bende skill acquisition center amongst others. I have directed the HOD Agric Department to send executive brief to me on how to get a functional poultry farm, fishery, piggery for the council, which will also form part of our skill acquisition program.
I have meet with the Divisional Police officers for Bende and Uzuakoli police Divisions within my few days in office and promised to assist them to ensure that we have effective security in Bende Local Government Area.
l have also directed for the immediate cleaning up of the Local Government council headquarters, my administration is determined to give the council headquarters befitting aesthetics. Going forward also, we will block revenue leakages with the view of improving internally generated revenue for the council.
My good people of Bende, every new year comes with new challenges, let us forget about the past in genuine forgiveness and reconciliation. The future looks bright, in unity and love we will record great achievements.
Let me use this opportunity once again to thank our Amiable Governor for his visit to our Local Government and his show of love on us. Lets double our support to him, indeed better days are ahead.
I wish you all a prosperous new year.
Dr Haglar Okorie
TC Chairman Bende LGA