My Appointment Is Call To Duty – EDU Boss
The Chairman of the Interim Committee of Elu Development Union (EDU) and President/Chief Executive Officer of Kayz Consortium Limited, Prince Kalu Ikpemini says his appointment is a call to duty to serve his people.
Prince Ikpemini said this in an interview to duty as he did not lobby for it.
“We see it as a call to duty to serve the motherland. And that is what we are doing to the best of our ability”, he said.
He further indicated that the committee has been able to fix the Obimba-Onyirimba Road which had been unmotorable for over 50 years; completed the roofing of the Ogwumabiri night market and installed a solar power light there as well as put in order the relaxation spot for Umu Elu popularly known as Okpusikomo.
According to him, the secret behind this modest achievement derives from the sheer fact that the committee members have uncommon zeal to selflessly serve the people.
“There is no secret about whatever we have been able to achieve.It has to do with the desire to serve, and realising the challenges of the community, somebody has to come forward and then, be able to make his own mark under the circumstances”, he said.
To prove this point succinctly, Prince Ikpemini hinted that since its inauguration, the committee has not got funding from the community’s purse, as all it has been doing so far has been through individual financing arrangement.
“It has been on individual financing arrangement that we have been able to achieve what we have achieved.We don’t want to get into the shoes of the people we are replacing.We don’t want to be accused of corruption and all those things.So, we have been able to dip our hands into our pockets and tried to do all that for our community and that is the least we can do for our community”, he said.
Against this backdrop, therefore, he extended his hands of fellowship to all sons and daughters of Elu Community to join hands with the committee to truly make the community a safe haven.
“The important thing for us is that Elu belongs to all of us.And for some of us who don’t have any other place to go to,it is an obligation on our part to be able to fix Elu because if we don’t, nobody will fix it for us.We all have to come together and put Elu the way we want it to be; make Elu habitable for all of us and get the bad boys around us out of the way.”
It would be recalled that during the Akajiaku Age Grade traditional outing on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022, Prince Ikpemini was bestowed with the AKU- RUA-ULUE Award, which he said did not come to him as a surprise since he has brought home investments that would in the nearest future offer at least 2,500 Ohafia youths employment, cognizant of the fact that insecurity in the area and the country as a whole is as a result of unemployment.
“I am doing that as my retirement initiative so that I can come here and let the community take ownership of the place so that our youths would be employed instead of setting it up in Abuja or Lagos”, he said.