Onicha Local Government Area is arguably the largest local government in Ebonyi State, with a population of about 400,000. Yet, the area had somewhat been forgotten over the years in terms of government presence.
But the local government was remembered recently, as the Federal Government announced the location of one of its six newly approved colleges of education at Isu, the council headquarters. The celebration that greeted the pronouncement was unprecedented and the jubilation was yet to die down when some clannish interests tried to thwart the laudable project.
Former governor of the state, who represents Ebonyi North Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Dr. Sam Egwu, on May 19, 2020, tendered a petition by Izzi Nnodo people on the floor of the Red Chamber seeking relocation of the school from Ebonyi South zone to his area.
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