Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, on Tuesday, reiterated his administration’s steady assist for improvement of the state’s rural areas, consistent with the solemn promise in his inaugural deal with, in 2015.
Stressing that “the foremost curiosity of presidency must be within the rural areas,” Gov. Ugwuanyi maintained that he purposely captured rural improvement in his inaugural deal with to make sure that the dwellers are given a way of belonging.
Talking throughout the inauguration of the 12km Ugwuomu Nike-Godfrey Okoye College street, within the outskirts of Enugu East Native Authorities Space, the governor acknowledged that the challenge, which traverses the 2 communities of Emene and Ugwuomu Nike is not going to solely present quick access, nice commuting expertise however may also significantly scale back in journey time.
He additionally acknowledged the street will stimulate native commerce in addition to financial enlargement with its related enhancement of high quality of lifetime of the populace “who had by no means identified asphaltic concrete street earlier than this intervention”.
Gov. Ugwuanyi recalled that the development of the street commenced in 2018 following his administration’s launch of funds to Godfrey Okoye College to execute the challenge on direct labour foundation, below the superintendence of the College’s Bodily Planning Division.
Stressing that assuaging the struggling of the individuals of the state, particularly within the rural areas, by means of the availability of important infrastructure and enlargement of financial alternatives has been a serious plank of his administration, the governor expressed profound gratitude to God for the enablement afforded the state authorities to undertake the huge challenge, amongst others, despite the nation’s financial, safety and public well being challenges.
He maintained that regardless of his administration encountering two recessions in 5 years, God has made it attainable for all of the state authorities has achieved thus far with the meager assets at its disposal.
His phrases: “Our administration has executed a number of landmark tasks inside the Enugu East Native Authorities Space, together with newly constructed Nike Lake Junction-Concord Property-Amorji Nike- Adoration Pilgrimage Centre-Orie Emene Street; Eke Obinagu Junction –Onwunwenabo Akpuoga Nike Street; the rehabilitated Nationwide Orthopedic Hospital Junction –Airport Roundabout-Orie Emene –Eke Obinagu Junction (outdated Enugu –Abakiliki Street); two new Customary Court docket Buildings and the rehabilitated Abakpa Nike Well being Centre.”
He acknowledged the diligent execution of the street by Godfrey Okoye College, below the watch of the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Christian Anieke in addition to the assist and cooperation of the normal ruler, City Union management and members of the Ugwuomu Nike group in direction of the challenge’s success.
Pouring encomiums on Gov. Ugwuanyi for the completion of the street challenge, the Vice-Chancellor of the College, Prof. Anieke, who described him as a “loving, caring, deeply non secular, indescribably beneficiant, politically sagacious, and unwaveringly targeted Governor”, identified that “there’s extra to this street that meets the human eye”.
The Vice-Chancellor added that “it’s due to this fact not only a street however life, outlined and redefined, formed and reshaped. And maybe life transmogrified”, saying: “With this street all ranges of human interactions have been smoothened like the gorgeous asphalt of the street. With this street the financial lifetime of all of the communities will likely be improved tremendously and blossom incandescently like Flame of the Forest.
“With this street, an olive department of invitation, in addition to heat embrace, has been given by this administration below our beloved Governor to greater than 20 European firms that will likely be domiciled within the GO Uni-European Enterprise Park of Godfrey Okoye College”.
Stating that Gov. Ugwuanyi has written his identify in gold and within the hearts of the individuals of Emene, Nkwubor, Ugwuomu Nike and Godfrey Okoye College, Prof. Anieke stated that the governor “has by no means didn’t underscore the significance of a pleasant handshake of the non-public sector and the general public sector, a handshake that will likely be mutually benefited to each”.
In accordance with the Vice Chancellor, “the Enugu State Authorities stretched its monetary hand and invited Godfrey Okoye College to do that street. Godfrey Okoye College, stuffed with gratitude and inspired by such deep belief and goodwill on the a part of authorities, launched into this challenge that’s value about One billion, 5 hundred million naira and accomplished it in December final 12 months.
“Let me thank His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Dr. Ifeanyi Lawrence Ugwuanyi (Gburugburu) and his administration for making the completion of this challenge attainable. I might additionally prefer to thank the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Enugu for his assist and efforts to make sure that this challenge is accomplished.
“I thank the Bodily Planning Unit of Godfrey Okoye College, the Enugu State Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, the Hon. Commissioner for Works, Engr. Greg Nnaji and his employees, Eketeson, Williangy, Mr. Nnamani Icheku and his group for doing the asphalting of the street and in addition all those that assisted us in numerous methods to make sure the completion of this challenge,” the elated VC stated.
Appreciating Gov. Ugwuanyi for the street, the jubilant individuals of Ugwuomu Nike Neighborhood stated that the governor has not solely wiped their tears however has additionally given them a way of belonging as human beings.
Talking on behalf of the group, the President Normal of Ugwuomu Nike City Growth Union, Nnanyelugo Felix Nnamani, informed Gov. Ugwuanyi that “our individuals have gone by means of hell over time and from time immemorial however you’ve all of a sudden introduced us pleasure”.
His phrases: “You (Ugwuanyi) is on document, the primary Government Governor of Enugu State that stepped his toes on Ugwuomu soil and your mild is displaying boldly in Ugwuomu. We will’t thanks and the State Government Council sufficient for remembering Ugwuomu Nike. We due to this fact beseech God Almighty to carry you, your loved ones and your authorities in His daring arms for better ends in service to humanity”.
One of many climaxes of the occasion was the conferment of a Chieftaincy title of “the Okaa Obulu-Uzo 1 of Mbuluanwuri Nike” on Gov. Ugwuanyi, by the normal ruler of the autonomous group, HRH Igwe Dr. M.A Ogbuchi, in recognition of the governor’s good works.
Dignitaries on the occasion, embody the member representing Enugu East/Isi-Uzo Federal Constituency, Hon. Prince Cornelius Nnaji, the State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure,Engr. Greg Nnaji, the Chairman of Enugu East LGA, Hon. Alex Ugwu, the Bishop Emeritus of the Catholic Diocese of Enugu, Most Rev. Dr. Anthony Gbuji, the Chairman, Board of Trustees of Godfrey Okoye College, Prof. Bartho Okolo, and the Administration Group of the College, amongst others.