By Halimat Isah
Alhaji Jibrin Isah Echocho, a two-time Kogi State gubernatorial aspirant on the platform of the PDP has been appointed to chair the fundraising committee for the completion of Igala Unity House in Anyigba.
Echocho was chosen ahead of the eight other members of the Appeal Fund Raising Committee because of his wealth of experience in the financial sector, having served at the top echelon in one of the Nigerian commercial banks as an Executive Director.
While inaugurating the committee in Lokoja on Sunday, Igala sons and daughters, under the aegis of Igala Cultural and Development Association’s (ICDA), expressed confidence that the Echocho led committee could raise the required fund for the completion of the project.
The Committee, according to the national Exco of the ICDA, is amongst other things mandated to set a suitable date in no distant future to invite Igala sons and daughters of note and friends to a venue to raise the fund for immediate mobilisation of workers and equipment to site.
The National Exco, which was upbeat, expressed hope that with the cooperation of all Igala people, the Igala Unity House would be completed and commissioned for use by the end of 2018.
The Exco thanked the Chairman of the Committee, Alhaji Isah Echocho for accepting the responsibility to help the Igala cultural group to raise fund for the completion of its building.
On his part, Echocho expressed gratitude to the ICDA for giving him the opportunity to serve his people. Echocho, who is said to be eyeing the Kogi East senatorial seat promised to live up to the ICDA’s expectation by helping in raising the required fund in time.
Speaking earlier the Chief of Staff to the Kogi State Governor, Hon. Edward Onoja said he had sent Architects to the site in Anyigba for Assessment Redesign and Bill of Quantity for the new Igala Unity House.
The Chief of Staff informed the ICDA executives that the he had taken care of the Bill which cost was two hundred and fifty thousand naira only.