Save Enugu Group (SEG), a pan-Enugu socio-political movement has praised Governor Ugwuanyi for what it considers his unparalleled performance in 22 months in office.
In a statement by its convener, Chief Willy Ezugwu, the group listed some of the governor’s achievements.
He said: “The Governor just flagged off raffle draw for market traders in the state under the Enugu State Traders Empowerment Scheme, one of the policy thrusts of the government with a package of N60 million annually, and the state government releasing N5 million monthly to be won by 100 lucky winners through an open digital raffle draw as to fulfilling his promise to boost the state’s economic activities for the overall interest of the people, especially the ordinary people in the society.
“The government has approved N226, 684, 216. 59 for the completion of Ebonyi River Bridge at Ikem in Isi-Uzo Local Government, and has completed the construction of the Inyaba Link Bridge, that connects about 10 communities in Amagunze, Nkanu East Local Government Area.
In other to maintain even development across the state, the Governor has relocated the Enugu State technical College to its permanent site in Awgu local government, a local government that does not have even a bank.
“The Enugu government has completed several other projects including quality rehabilitation of 9th Mile Corner-Benue State border road, Opi-Nsukka roads, Opi-Obollor road, Egede junction road in Udi local government, among other ongoing intervention on several failed sections of federal roads in the state.
“As part of his economic development agenda, the Ugwuanyi administration performed the historic opening of Enugu free trade zone for rapid development of the state, first ever Nsukka Trade Fair and Sales Exhibition organized through the Nsukka Chamber of Commerce, the flag off Street Light project in Enugu North Senatorial District, the purchase of 10-unit 200KVA generators for effective operation of street lights in Enugu metropolis, and other giant economic development steps.
“On security of lives and property in the state, he has restored confidence in the security apparatus in the state after the lapses that led to the killings in Nimbo communities, resuscitated the neighborhood watch through the state to stem the Fulani herdsmen clashes, donated 85 motorcycles to the 17 Local Government Areas of the state to facilitate access to rural areas by security operatives, just to mention but a few.
“The wonderful thing is that this is happening at a time of national economic downturn. The governor has not allowed recession to determine his pace of work.
“His government is among the three states, namely, Lagos, Rivers and Enugu, paying workers’ salaries and pensions regularly despite daunting economic challenges in the country. Governor Ugwuanyi has been getting commendations from different government and non-governmental groups for his judicious use of lean state resources.
Chief Ezugwu, is also the Secretary General of the Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) stated that the National Chairman of CNPP, Alhaji Balarabe Musa during a visit to the state recently, attested to this fact.