There was a wild jubilation at Agbaja Umumba Ndiuno Autonomous Community over the weekend, as their son and the Hon. Commissioner for Budget and Planning, in Enugu State Dr. Ugwunta David Okelue dole out some food items to the vulnerable in their community to stem the effect of the COVID=19 pandemic.
This recent intervention is coming shortly after the Commissioner had supported the Ezeagu Council Chairman immensely to reach out to a lot of people from the council.
At the event held at Umulatu, the President General (PG) of the community, Engr. Okolo Uche Michael who couldn’t hide his joy thanked God and the Governor of Enugu State, His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for appointing their son into his cabinet.
Engr. Okolo also noted that this is the first time a son of Umumba Community will be appointed a Commissioner in Enugu State and one of the enormous benefits of the Governor’s magnanimity is what they are reaping today.
The PG also thanked Chief. Dr. Clara Ifesinachi Ugwuonye, who hails from the community for also donating food items such as rice and indomie noodles to be shared in the Community.
Earlier at the event, the parish priest of St. Mary’s Catholic Church Umumba Ndiuno Rev. Fr. Pascal Aneke seized the opportunity to pray for the repose of the soul of late Chief David Okeluemaka Sunday Ugwunta, the late father of the Commissioner who died a couple of hours before his son was appointed a Commissioner by the Enugu State Governor. He noted that he was a good man and his good deeds are made manifest in the blessings witnessed in the life of his son and his other children.
The cleric also prayed God to take away the COVID-19 disease from humanity and to continue to use the Governor of Enugu State to touch and changes lives of Enugu people and to always provide him and other leaders with good health and wisdom to govern the people God has entrusted onto their hands.
Over 100 families selected from the five villages in the community (Umulatu, Obodomgbomgbo, Umuodama, Idume and Umuojo) and some people from the neighboring Obeleagu Umana community benefited from the largess which included Yam, Beans, etc.