The member representing Ebonyi/Ohaukwu Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, Pastor Eze Nwachukwu Eze, has distributed relief materials to a war prone communities of Ebonyi and Benue States.
AFRIPOST recalls that the people of the two communities in Ebonyi and Benue were engulfed with communal crisis which rendered thousands of the people homeless while property worth millions of naria were destroyed during the attacks.
Nwachukwu, who spoke with journalists shortly after the flag off of the relief materials at Ukwagba Ngbo, Ohaukwu LGA of Ebonyi State, said he was prompted to help his constituents, especially the war prone communities, as a way in fulfilling his campaign manifesto during the last general election.
He, however, appreciated the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) for the quick response to meet up the needs of the communities who were displaced during communal crisis.
The lawmaker also vowed to move a motion at the floor of the House of Representatives to ensure that there is government intervention on palliative, roads, rebuilding of the destroyed structures and empowering of rural women.
According to him: “We have been to communities like Umugudu, Akpu and Ekwashi and we are here in Ukwagba and this are the communities that were badly effected in the border clashes with Benue community and today, we have brought relief materials to assist them to bring dividends of government and governance to our people” he said.
Eze further revealed that he had embarked on peace consultation between the people of Ngbo and people of Agila. “The two states; Ebonyi and Benue have been briefed severally on the outcome of the peace accord and the two warring communities have agreed not to raise gun against each other again. So, there is total reconciliation now,” he stated.
He also urged the communities who ran away from their homes to return back, assuring them that peace has returned. “On the 18th of November, both communities are going to witness joint communal road work and Agila residents will clear one side of the road from their community down to ancestral home of Ngbo, Ekwashi and the same thing applicable to Ngbo, where they will clear one side of the road from Oja market the ancestral home of Agila to show that peace has totally returned”, he added.