The Achina Community in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State, weekend paid a “Thank you” courtesy visit to the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola.
A statement from Boade Akinola, Director, Press and Public Relations, indicated that the community came to express “appreciation to the Federal Government over the quantum of ongoing projects” in the zone, especially the Second Niger Bridge.
A delegation of the community, led by Chief Modestus Umenzekwe, also expressed gratitude to President Muhamadu Buhari for deeming it worthy of appointing a son of the community into the newly constituted Board of Directors of the Federal Housing Authority (FHA).
Describing Fashola as a detribalised Nigerian, the delegation recalled that the minister had always supported the community even when he was governor of Lagos State, pointing out for example, the establishment of Adem Industrial and Commercial Complex in Lagos by the community, which it said currently had been accommodating about 5,000 people.
In his remarks, Fashola reaffirmed the good intentions and commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari towards Nigerians, saying the president had underway several good projects conceived to better the lives of Nigerians in various sectors, especially roads, bridges, effecting solutions to erosion and other ecological problems.