In this era when Nigerian politicians have elevated governance to private business, one man has decided to stand out differently.
Hon. Barr. George Ariolu, the Obio/Akpor Council Chairman, instead of lining his pockets like other politicians, has elected to work for the people through infrastructural development.
The Obio /Akpor Council boss has embarked on numerous developmental projects in various communities in the local government area.
Currently, the Council Headquarters at Rumuodomaya where he operates from is like a mini Government House. Chief Nyesom Wike Administrative Block, an architectural masterpiece completed and equipped by Hon. Ariolu stands regally like Mount Everest at the council. There is also the reconstructed Obio/Akpor Legislative Block now made conducive for legislative businesses. The two imposing edifices have added beauty to the council headquarters.
Aside the council headquarters which is wearing a new look with its perimeter fence, Woji people will soon have a brand new community secondary school comprising of 19 classroom blocks with male/female toilets, teachers and principal offices. The ongoing construction of six classroom blocks at Rumuomoi and second phase of Rumuepirikom Market as well as the Oginigba Market when completed will put smiles in the faces of indigenes and non- indigenes of these communities.
Hon. Ariolu had also embarked on the construction of Mission Road Rumuolumini, Dike Ariolu Street, in addition to fencing of Obio/Akpor hectares of land at Rumuekini. These are projects that have direct bearing on the people.
On account of this superlative performance, deluge of commendations have been coming to the Council Boss.
Few days ago, Social Media Influencers in the state who went on inspection of his projects described Barr. Ariolu as an exceptional politician who is solely devoted to development and progress of Obio/Akpor through people oriented projects.
Earlier, a number of other groups, including the Management of National Network had showered encomiums on the Obio/Akpor Council Boss on account of his prodigious development of infrastructure.
This reporter also heard it from authoritative sources that the traditional rulers of Obio/Akpor are happy with what Barr. Ariolu was doing to develop the area.
One of the prominent chiefs of the area, Chief A.A. Worlu of Ekinigbo had severally commended the efforts of the Chairman.
Commercial drivers are however worried over the activities of touts, popularly called Agbero who they accused of extorting money from them in the guise of different kind of levies, particularly at Oil Mill, Eleme Junction, Artillery and Waterlines. Some of them who spoke to our reporter appealed to the Council Chairman to help them check their excesses.