Senator Oduah’s motion for establishment of inland ports in Onitsha, Enugu and other land-locked states – a move to provide one of the greatest needs of the Igbo nation
More often than not the Nigeria electorates complain of political misrepresentations, passive and lacklustre involvement of legislators at all levels in making relevant laws which contribute to the well-being and address the problem of a particular people,zone or the country . However, this is a direct opposite of the quality of representation Sen. Princess Stella Oduah gives to both Anambra North indigenes, the Igbo nation and the country. Her active involvement on the floor of the senate has resulted in high number of motions and bills.
Most importantly every of Sen. Oduah’s bill or motion addresses major national or regional problems, such was her motion for the federal government to establish inland ports in Ontisha, Enugu and other land-locked states.
This motion seek to address a multi-generational deficit the Igbo nation has suffered, especially traders around Ontisha the commercial nerve of the southeast which coincidentally is in the zone the most distinguished Sen Oduah represents. The motion was designed to reduce the challenges business men and women in Ontisha and Eungu with high volume of economic activities go through daily to get their imports down to their destinations from major sea ports a cross the country by road.
This will also reduce pressure on roads which are currently used to move goods and heavy equipment from the existing port of entry, this will also help the federal government to increase revenue base while many unemployed youths will be engaged. This motion as it pertain Anambra North is a peculiar one, this motion will not only bring relief to traders but will yield revenue for the zone, create jobs and generally affect the purchasing price of goods which is most beneficial to small income earners.
The efforts of Sen. Oduah and her dogged fight to draw home development is without doubt a rare one, her inputs on the floor of the Senate clearly showcase her understanding of peculiar challenges of her zone, it further shows how much she has integrated herself with the happenings in the grassroot of Anambra North.
Sen. Oduah have simply brought glory to her zone and have proven herself to be a true daughter of Igbo nation.