Multiplicity of people-oriented projects has been the hallmark of His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Dr. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s administration in Enugu State. His, were not phantom media projects. It is not about building castles in the air. His administration is not a mouthed regime where campaign promises end up in verbal execution of projects; what we call local parlance “audio projects.”
Rather, in his natural mien as a gentleman of no mean repute, he makes his words his bond. He accomplishes community-based projects that will give meaning to lives and grant lifetime sustenance to the legacy of good governance. For instance, in the area of rural road construction and/rehabilitation, Gov.Ugwuanyi has been an award winner among his peers as a champion of rural development. Think of the Orba – Imilike – Ezimo – Nkalagu Umuosigide crescent road. The unique solid nylon asphalt that swirls the brain.
He has reduced drastically the menace of negative economic shift caused by mass rural- urban migration.
People in the hinterlands now see no reason to migrate to Enugu town in search of greener pastures, since His Excellency has opened up their homeland and gave a boom to large scale agricultural and commercial activities. The Nsukka urban development project readily comes to mind in this regard.
He didn’t stop there. He understands the language of equity in citing social amenities. And so, he began the establishment of the first tertiary health care center at Igbo Eno that is at advance stage of completion. He would further gift the state a Federal polytechnic at Ohodo, Igbo Etiti LGA. All these engender countless employment opportunities for the locals.
What is more?
He combines these accomplishments with other incentives. No one knew that corporate bodies and organizations outside the state is admiring his dexterity till last week when United Nigeria Airlines made public their decision to relocate its national headquarters to Enugu. This was the loudest testimony of Ugwuanyi’s top-notch security architecture in the state. For that was the only way that owners of businesses across the country could be easily allured into relocating their businesses to Enugu.
The CEO of the company Dr. Obiora Okonkwo was awed by the relative peace that cascades the coal city. And the people’s governor reassured: “We will give you the whole support; be rest assured of our support; we have to support you. Once I see a private sector- driven investment, I will support it. We want more business investments here”
What else do we need to establish that among the 36 states, Enugu has the highest degree of ease of doing business?
Ndi Enugu will continue to bless God for the rare gift of Governor Ugwuanyi to humanity.
Hon. Mrs Bibian Anekwe
The Senior Special Assistant on mobilization and Empowerment to Enugu State Governor.
ENUGU DI N’AKACHUKWU MOVEMENT ( DG)