Enugu – Prof. Paul Nnamchi, the Member House of Representatives,MHR for Enugu East/Isi-Uzo Federal Constituency, says with the grace of God and hard work “a son of nobody can become somebody”.
Nnamchi, who is a Labour Party member, said this on Sunday in Ako-Nike community in Enugu East Local Government Area during his Post Inauguration Reception that attracted thousands of notable Nigerians and well-wishers.
He said that anybody within his constituency, especially youths, can achieve great things notwithstanding his or her humble or low beginning as well as background.
“I am grateful. The overwhelming vote that you gave me, is a vote of courage, a source of strength and to do the right things when the time comes and the time is now.
“For the purpose of social media; taking a previous perspective, you can only become somebody by coming from a particular place in this constituency or by your genealogy before now.
“I am standing here before you, as a symbol that you all can be great and politics made it possible, that you can be great, if you believe in God, work hard and pursue your dreams.
“It is also possible that the son of nobody can be somebody. It is also possible to say that he knows nobody can be somebody.
“It is also possible to say, if you claim it, that your own sons can be a house member, senator, governor and even the President of the country,” he said.
Nnamchi, whose post inauguration reception started with a Thanksgiving Service at St. Andrew’s (Anglican) Basilica, Trans-Ekulu, Enugu, said he would run an open door and inclusive policy.
He said: “I will make myself accessible to all, especially people of my constituency.
“I will be a representative that the people can see, reach and touch as well as answer the call of my constituents anytime”.
Nnamchi said he had kick-started his empowerment programme prior to his election, which is founded on his initiative christened: “Prof. Paul Nnamchi Tech-hub and Youth Innovation (PPNTAYI).”
According to him, I have started with computer training, digital soft skills and Artificial Intelligence (AI) for youths and pupils of school age within the PPNTAYI initiative.
“As you can see and notice, we don’t have roads in the constituency. I intend to attract more road projects to this area.
“I will ensure we also have a good road network that will link the whole constituency as it will lead to rapid development of this area,” he assured.
On education, the representative said that he would have indirect intervention in education, adding that he would bring into play informal education that would be of a great benefit to the people by raising their socio-economic status.
Dignitaries that attended the reception included: Former Minister of Power, Prof. Barth Nnaji; Chief Chijioke Edeoga, Governorship Candidate of Labour Party; Sen. Kelvin Chukwu, representing Enugu East Senatorial Zone and Sen. Okey Ezea representing Enugu North Senatorial Zone.
Others are: all House of Representative Members in Enugu State and Labour Party State Executive members and stalwarts as well as the academia and well-wishers from all over the country.