BY SUNNY A. DAVID
The President of Old Boys Association of Father Joseph Memorial High School, Aguleri Anambra-East Local Government Area Dr. Emman Ude-Akpeh has commended Governor Willie Obiano for his prompt response by visiting the school to ascertain the level of damage done to the school which also serves as holding camp during flood incidents.
Dr. Udeakpeh, who spoke with journalists in Awka, expressed hope that the State government and other stakeholders including NEMA and the Federal Government would cooperate to bring normalcy to the lives of over two thousand students whose accommodation blocks were affected by the destruction.
He noted that for the Governor to visit the school with the commissioners for Works and that of Housing was a clear indication that he was always ready to listen to the yearnings of Anambrarians.
Dr. Udeakpeh said, “We know that like he said, he will wipe away our tears before long. He came with at least two commissioners – the commissioner for works, and the commissioner for housing.
“He gave instructions immediately, on the spot, as to what is to be done. We know he will do what he said. On behalf of the entire Old Boys Association, the PTA, and the School authorities, we thank him immensely and pray that the Almighty God will continue to empower him to continue the great works he has been doing for ndi Anambra.”
Dr. Udeakpeh who is the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Transport also thanked the federal government for its quick response by sending the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA alongside SEMA for on the spot assessment of level of destruction to Father Joseph Memorial High School as well as in other schools and residential buildings affected in Aguleri Community.
Governor Willie Obiano who visited the School was received by the Auxiliary Bishop of Onitsha Archdiocese, Most Reverend Denis Isizoh, the Principal of the School, Reverend Father Anthony Izuchukwu and Dr. Emman Ude-Akpeh , President of the Old Boys Association of the sixty year old High School.
The Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano 4th from Right, the Auxiliary Bishop of Onitsha Archdiocese, Most Reverend Denis Isizoh 3rd from Right, Dr. Emman Ude-Akpeh, President of the Old Boys Association, 2nd from Right and the Principal of the School, Reverend Father Anthony Izuchukwu with others members of the executive during the visit to the School.