The Civil Liberties Organisation has commended the member representing Onitsha South 2 State Constituency in the Anambra State House of Assembly, Jude Umennajiego, for fumigating Odoakpu community within the Onitsha axis in Anambra.
The chairman of CLO in Anambra, Vincent Ezekwueme, gave the commendation on Tuesday while speaking with journalists in Enugu on the impact of the intervention.
According to Mr Ezekwueme, CLO appreciates the lawmaker for fumigating the entire Odoakpu to curtail the menace of mosquito bites in the community that cause malaria and other related illnesses and even death in the community.
He said, “We commend Jude Umennajiego for his patriotism, selflessness and unprecedented commitment towards providing much-needed but elusive democratic dividends to his constituency.
“It is pertinent to recall that no legislator, since the inception of the current political dispensation in 1999, has embarked on such a life-saving project in the entire Anambra State.
“We extol the virtues of the legislator for being alive to his responsibilities and not minding the millions it cost him carrying out this massive and impactful fumigation.
“He is one of the lawmakers that hold town hall, thank you meetings and weekly consultative meetings with his constituents to know their problems and impacts of government policies and programmes to ensure accelerated development.”
The CLO boss appealed to the legislator to sustain the laudable projects which should be emulated by other legislators, public servants, public-spirited individuals and philanthropists.
Mr Ezekwueme also lauded the legislator, who is a lawyer and owns a legal firm, for still rendering free legal services to members of his constituency and beyond.