A member of the Benue State House of Assembly for Oju State constituency, Nick Eworo has decried the continued marginalization and neglect of the Igede-land.
Hon. Eworo who made this known during an interaction with newsmen in Makurdi yesterday, declared his interest to contest the House of Representative seat for Obi/Oju Federal constituency in 2015, aintaining that he wants to liberate his people politically.
“My people will are in a disadvantaged position. We do not have a voice. There is need to liberate them economically and politically. We cannot afford to get it wrong in 2015. We must to project ourselves to be emancipated politically. This is what I intend to do. I want to offer quality and effective representation to my people”, he pledged.
Eworo said as part of his constituency projects and worried by the high level poverty and unemployment especially amongst the youths, he ensured the recruitment of over 15 Igede sons into the Nigerian army and another 64 into the Nigerian Police, adding that he built three blocks of classrooms in the 12 council wards in his constituency.
“I also lobbied for the inclusion of the construction of Taraku-Igbe-Odiakpa-Obarike-Ito road which is worth over N850M in the 2014 budget. The governor is to flag-off the construction of the road in 3 months time”, he said.