You asked a question Orji, requested we do our homework! I must say a big thank you for making me go through this homework. As voluminous it was, based on the drives to search deeper as it was worthwhile, It would be good I shared my findings about this homework (“Do you really know this Dude? Do your homework! Our problem in Abia started in 1999- date. Check the records!”) on Dr Orji Uzor Kalu since its coming on a social platform, not to have the people mislead.
1999 was the year! As a young governor, he was able and gave in, his services to a state that was just few years old. With the little federal government allocations given to states at that time, security was balance, night life was lively, infrastructures were built, roads were constructed of which some are still viable while some are not cared for, in the road maintenance culture.
Going further into this homework, my findings were even more exciting that I needed more data, of which, I got. I found out that this man called Orji Uzor Kalu was the pivotal to the inclusiveness of the state Abia, into the 13% oil derivation, shared among the oil producing states. A fist, to ensure future financial security that would bring about developments needed in the state.
Furthermore, there was this glory that placed thus, this God’s own state on the global discus. From the Enyimba city, came this glory that kept the nations flag high, in football, for two consecutive years. Enyimba FC won that confederation cup back to back with the strong backings of that year’s existed governor. That was what I saw, in my search and the name Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, displayed on my screen as that governor. It interested me to know, that this same Orji Uzor Kalu, built that Aba stadium. He’s truly a sports lover, any doubt?
Interestingly, I would be a good Nigerian to answer this aspect of your question of “do you know this dude? “, with questions!
What is life without the stomach? How uncomfortable are you whenever you’re hungry? How pleasant would it be, if you’re faced with the situations were you watch your mates go to school while you go farming, just to pay your fees? How devastating is it that you’re sick and unable to buy nor afford for the least, pains relief?
Well, I told you my findings are voluminous, that’s a fact! This Dude gave free education to all, wherever you’re from, so long as you’re a child of age, you have the right to free (Education) studies. Check your family very well, statistics had it that over ten in your family, benefited from this scheme at the time, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu was the governor. Unless your family wasn’t in existence nor in the state within those years.
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Sequel to say, these students got seedlings. Palm oil seeds in their nursery stages were also given to be planted. Many Abians, till date, still enjoy the palm oil produced so far from that agricultural program. Many may even be using these oil produce, made from this program, to be paying their school fee in the present. Is it fertilizers? Farmers had it all from the government.
This search refused to end! I saw a link that took me into the direct human usefulness of the reign of Dr Orji Uzor Kalu as a governor, 1999-2007. The Free Health Care program that gave life to people. I think it didn’t happen, Did it? Were the masses given free medications?
How well had we fallen victim to these kind of people, in the public space. People, out with the primary aims of damaging others for no just course.
You made me do my homework and I must thank you because it’s worth the search.
Even though I wish not bore this group with all my findings, even into the present as the senator representing Abia North, I can be proud, I brought out information’s for thoughts.
Kindly tell us what Dr Orji Kalu did wrong in Abia State, let’s evaluate with facts.
The public be guided….