ABIA: Gov. Ikpeazu Flags Off Reconstruction Of Enuda High School, Abiriba
Recall that the Alumni Association of ENUDA, on Friday, December 31, 2021, had a N1bn launch for infrastructure renovation and development.
The Alumni saw a need to renovate the institution which was established in 1954 but have been left in a dilapidated state, ripping it off its past glory.
Speaking at the flag off of the renovation in Abiriba on Friday, April 22, 2022, governor Ikpeazu who was represented by Barrister Chris Ezem, the Secretary to the Abia State Government, lauded the alumni who he said have indulged in making history with the renovation project.
“What you are doing today is making history, and that is to say that there is still hope for the younger ones.”
Ikpeazu charged the students to make good use of the opportunity offered to them by the Alumni, shun cultism, other vices, and focus on their academics.
Governor Ikpeazu promised N10million to support the renovation project of ENUDA High School.
Earlier in his speech, the President, ENUDA High School Alumni Association, Chief Nwaka Ogbonna Inem (Enyi Oha), described the school as a product of a collective dream, aspiration, love and sacrifice of the forefathers of Abiriba community, who were mainly merchants but saw the need for education.
“They were so committed in raising the required funds, that while the constructions were ongoing, not less than four young men were sent overseas on scholarships, so that they will return to run the school and provide quality education.”
Nwaka noted that the Alumni resolved to make the institution great again after 67 years, to ensure that the efforts of their hero’s past, will not be in vain.
“What our fathers did then with limited education, is what we want to improve and consolidate on today, as the efforts of our hero’s past cannot be in vain.”
He informed that responses from the project launch have gained momentum to show that the reconstruction of ENUDA High School is achievable. However, the Alumni Association needs more inputs from Abia state government, Abians and lovers of education at large to achieve the purpose.
The chairman noted that the institution is currently facing some challenges which include;
-Curriculum/post renovation management and
“We are not unmindful of the various challenges ahead, but with determination, sincerity of purpose and commitment, we shall overcome” Nwaka assured.
In a vote of thanks, the Alumni appreciated governor Ikpeazu and others for availing themselves to ensure that the project kick starts.
Speaking to ALL FACTS NEWSPAPER (AFNEWS), Chief Inem Nwaka revealed that the reconstruction work will commence next week and in two months’ time, the progress of work will be visible.
According to Nwaka, the reconstruction will be in batches.
“Next week. We are not waiting until the one billion is on ground” he said.
Speaking, Dr. Okorafor Ukiwe, the chairman, Ohafia LGA, and also an alumnus, expressed excitement that help has come to his almamater. He assured that measures are in place to ensure that lands of the school encroached on by outsiders are recovered.
The senior prefect, ENUDA High School, Samuel Godwin, appreciated the Alumni, noting that the challenges faced by students owing to the dilapidated structures, would become a thing of the past.
Dignitaries at the flag off include, the Enachioken of Abiriba, Eze barrister Kalu Kalu Ogbu, Hon. Chief Kingsley Emeaga, commissioner public utilities, Among others.