As I turned the appropriate title for this piece over and over again in my mind, a popular song from the library of Christiandom flashed through my mind. In elucidation of the awesomeness of the omniscient Creator, we were invited to test and see that the Lord is good. There is no gain saying the fact that God in His infinite wisdom and discretion had designed man in His own image and likeness. Therefore all men are impelled to take the likeness of God in words and action. It is also important to remark that God’s character traits should be exhibited with the highest sense of responsibility especially in the lives of our leaders and political actors. God is peace and love and desires His creations to be peaceful and loving too.

For those still quarreling with the propriety or otherwise of placing Enugu in the hands of God arising in the main out of mischief, they may have to also imagine why peace has clinged to Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi like a bee to its honeycomb or an ant to a cube of sugar. The peaceful attributes of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has become so legendary and has continued to attract commendation from all nooks and crannies of the globe and from citizens and non citizens alike. Sure, this commendation cannot be a fluke nor is it a mere political sycophancy. As Igbo cosmology would rightly observe, “Where there is peace, there will be love and development also”.

It is therefore not surprising that the entrenchment of peace by Gov. Ugwuanyi administration has continued to attract investors and Picnic seekers from around the country and the world. Just as an ant will burrow a cube of sugar wherever it found one, so are investors rushing to Enugu State to establish to underscore the importance of peace and security in the socio-political and economic development of any nation.

Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi is a man of peace no doubt. Another addition to this character confirmation is no less a personality than the Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka when he led a delegation of foreign football scouts to the Governor’s office recently. The football scouts from Serbia and Turkey who came on the invitation of the revered Priest in partnership with the Adoration ministry football club confirmed their final choice to berth in Enugu as a result of the concerted efforts of the Ugwuanyi administration to invest heavily in peace and security of the people of Ndi Enugu and Nigerians at large.

It is also heart warming that the visiting scouts confirmed their noble interest to harvest the abundant talents in Enugu State which will ultimately add values to the economic well-being of the people of the state. The discovered talents will have the opportunity of traveling outside the shores of the country for trials in the lucrative foreign clubs. Aside the visible economic implications of this visit by the foreign scouts, one does not need to be reminded also that it will equally impact on the overall perception index of the state and shore up the image of our dear state in the world map.

Burtressing further the character traits of Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi as a peaceful leader, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka during his visit with the foreign visitors to the Governor’s office at the Lion Building, emphatically remarked that he remains the most peaceful governor in Nigeria. In the same vein , the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of UDE Sports Management Limited, and the Sporting Director of Adoration Club, Enugu State, Uche Dominic Egbukwu registered his colorful impressions of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and affirmed that GBURU GBURU is the only governor in the whole of Eastern region who is devoid of scandals and controversies.

As we bask in the euphoria of the visitors in our midst and with earnest desire to benefit maximally from their activities in our state, we should continue to commend our Governor and the entire state in the hands of God for making peace reign Supreme in our land. Ndi Enugu should resist the temptation of ignoring the essence of making the necessary sacrifices and compromises in building our society .

Written by
Hon. Mrs Bibian Anekwe
The senior special Assistant on mobilization and Empowerment to Enugu State.



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