BEGINNING THE SECOND HALF ON A HIGH NOTE: HONOURABLE LYNDA-CHUBA IKPEAZU NEW MONTH MESSAGE.

Raised in a football loving family with my Father the legendary Justice Chuba Ikpeazu floating what was amongst the first privately owned football clubs in the country 'The Ikpeazu Redoubtables', I understood very early the beauty of and importance of '2nd halves'.

BEGINNING THE SECOND HALF ON A HIGH NOTE: HONOURABLE LYNDA-CHUBA IKPEAZU NEW MONTH MESSAGE.

Entering the second half of a game means, you have had the half time to rest your legs and review your strategies: are you going all out offensive or defensive. 

Beyond strategies, second halves also renew in the heart of players and fans alike the feeling of second chances, to the striker, a second chance to convert what they missed in the first half and for the defender and goalkeepers, a second opportunity to do better. 

The first day of July marks the beginning of the 2nd half of the year, and it's time we take stock of what we have achieved in the past six months and what we hope to achieve in the remaining six. 

And in taking stock, pick up new lessons, look at our strategies anew and focus on our strengths while working on eliminating our weaknesses. 

Holding these reflections which span across personal and professional spectrum, I take the opportunity of the new month to look at what I have achieved together with my people the previous six month and chart our new path of progress for the next six. 

The first half of the year saw us slowly walk away from the grips of the Covid-19 pandemic and ever since we dropped the masks that became the symbol of Covid we have all started in our own individual and collective ways to slowly but surely start to put our lives back together as we work towards what life looked like before Covid changed the narrative. 

The pandemic saw a lot of the members of my constituency lose their jobs and their businesses, we took steps to combat this and continue to battle this  and in doing this, we gave our people a fighting chance, we also embarked on a series of efforts, opening up employment opportunities for our people, these individual we hope will positively contribute to the expansion in our workforce as we continue our fight against the menace of unemployment within the Federal Constituency and beyond. 

To also bolster this, as we embarked on series of efforts to empower SMEs which research have rightly been identified as the backbone of our economy, from providing startup grants for intending businesses, to giving already existing businesses the tools and equipment they need to expand or sustain their current business outlook, we have thus in doing this, we impacted hundreds of businesses within the constituency, a cascading effect that has indirectly impacted thousands of others a butterfly effect that we hope would help our community by improving our homes. 

This butterfly effect is extrapolated across our other interventions and initiatives. 

On education: a key bedrock of our advancement as a people, we have continued to collaborate with schools and other institutions to providing supporting infrastructure needed to carry out the day to day tasks of giving wings of education and roots of innovation to our children the heirs apparent of our future, currently classroom blocks are being set up at Urban Boys Secondary School and Ado Girls Secondary School and we are adding more schools this coming months to this list. 

On infrastructure, we have embarked on a series of construction projects; some completed and others ongoing within the Federal Constituency, notable amongst these are

ONGOING AND COMPLETED

In the past few months, we have commenced and completed some of the following:

Otakpo Street, 33
Uli Street, Odoakpu
First Bank Area, 33
St. Christopher Junction, 33
Iboku Street
Modebe Avenue by Bida Road off Venn Road
Trans Nkissi/33 College Road/Mopol Base by Ogbatulenyi Junction 
Otumoye Street 
Okwei Street. 

On power facilitation, we provided transformers to help lighten the burden on already existing ones or replace dysfunctional units in the following areas:

Old Market Road Umuosuma, Umudei Village, 
MCC behind Immaculate Conception, 
Fegge
Odoakpu 

On health, we kicked and facilitated our biggest (to date) free medical outreach which saw thousands of constituents receive medical care ranging from surgeries to receiving free medications and medical counselling amongst others. 

We will be hosting two more editions of the free medical outreach before the year runs out. 

We will also continue to deliver more Constituency projects this month and the rest of the year as we expand the frontiers of our infrastructural initiatives amongst others. 

On the legislative end and away from our exceptional report card, I have been swamped with a deluge of emotions ranging from happiness to serendipity as our mandate to serve on the platform of our great party the People's Democratic Party (PDP) was renewed, happiness because it feels good to have your people by your side, serendipity because we are closer to continue the legacy that we are building in the Onitsha North and South Federal Constituency. 

I also represented our interests at the World Hydrography Day 2022 in Lagos and the First Ordinary Session of the Fifth Legislature of the ECOWAS Parliament amongst others. 

It has truly been a long first half of the year, but we are blessed with the beauty of the second half and the renewed opportunities that it holds and we are going to tap into these opportunities one step at a time and I am honoured to have you all with me on this journey, it is a great privilege to serve you and your interests, and I really want to say thank you for having faith in me, on the floors of the Green Chambers, I have continued my resolve to provide the best representation for you.

Very soon, we will all gather together at the polls and your words to other voters, your vote and you standing behind to defend your votes will all contribute to us continue on this great path. 

On this note, I want to wish you all a beautiful and Happy New Month to you ndị nkem. 

Daalụ nụ for always having back and putting me in your prayers.

With all my love, 
Honourable Lynda Chuba Ikpeazu,
Onitsha North and South Federal Constituency.
01/07/2022