Mayor of Port Harcourt City Local Government Area, Sir Allwell Ihunda JP has pledged to register the presence of his administration in the twenty wards of the local government area.
He also tasks youths to engage themselves in trades and skills development as white collar jobs are no longer easy to obtain
Sir Allwell Ihunda spoke today, when a delegation of Oro-Abali Community Development Council led by the President, Comrade Manuchim Lemmy Wopara, paid a courtesy call on him in the council Secretariat, Moscow Road in Port Harcourt.
Comrade Manuchim Lemmy Wopara thanked the mayor for granting their request for a visit, adding that Sir Allwell Ihunda was elected at a time Port Harcourt City Local Government Area needs quality leadership.
He said his administration enjoys wide spread acceptance across the entire local government area, saying he has hit the ground running by initiating people oriented programmes for the benefit of the people of the capital city.
He said Oro-Abali Community will stand by the mayor at all times, support his programmes and policies and ensure that peace is maintained for the rapid development of the community.
In his response, Ihunda appealed to the community leaders to advise their youths to remain peaceful.
“I want to urge you to use your good office to call your misguided sons to order. It pains me so much when I see some of our sons derailing. Advise them to shun cultism and criminality, it doesn’t pay at the end of the day.
“If they don’t change their ways I have vowed to confront them head-on and deal ruthlessly with criminal elements in the community”, Ihunda said.
The Mayor said he will continue to support all communities and ensure that the presence of his administration is registered in the twenty wards of the local government area.
He said white collar jobs are no longer sufficient in the state hence he launched the trades and skills development programme that will make women and youths employable, also employers of labour.
He said the second phase of the entrepreneurship and empowerment programme will begin immediately after the graduation of the first set of beneficiaries, calling on the community leaders to ensure that their women and youths are part of the programme.
The mayor advised the leaders to go back home and sensitize members of the community on the importance of participating in the ongoing continuous voters registration exercise and get registered to vote during elections.
Those that have misplaced their permanent voters cards, damaged their cards, wish to transfer their voting centers can do so online, while those registering for the first time should go to the local government INEC office which incidentally is in their own community to register.