The Executive Chairman of Enugu East Local Government Area (LGA), Mr Alex Ugwu, says he is the most favoured among the 17 council chairman in Enugu State in terms of infrastructure development.
Ugwu made assertion at the council’s headquarters in Enugu on Thursday when the Enugu State Assembly Committee on Works visited him while supervising the state government’s projects at the council area as part of their quarterly oversight function.
He commended the committee for finding time to inspect the good works that the government was doing in the entire state, particularly in Enugu East LGA.
The chairman said that governor had done a lot of projects in the local government area since he came on board in December 2017.
“When you go out now you can start monitoring from the local government where the governor just flagged off Nike Lake, Harmony Estate down to Adoration ground road to Emene.
“After that, he now procceded to Orie Emene junction then to the same Adoration ground, he has extended a lot of projects to that area before going to Emene you can even supervise the one at Achakpa by Ugboye by-pass.
“There is another one at Trans-Ekulu; let me just mention these few ones and these road projects are so lengthy.
“I can proudly tell you that Enugu State is such a lucky state, adding that by the time the governor will finish his second tenure, Enugu State will be a small London,” the chairman said.
Reacting, the Chairman of the committee, Mr Chima Obieze, said that they came to supervise the numerous state government projects they passed in the budget and also to ensure that contractors stand on the stipulated measurement as contained in the contract document.
“Because you see sometimes, you award contracts and if you leave the contract unsupervised, the contractors can come to the site and begin to do something else.
“Before we arrived in the council headquarters, we saw some couple of changes in the local government and we are aware that some of those projects were not the state government projects.
“It became obvious that the local government on their own has been complimenting what the governor is doing at the state level, so, what it means is that your effort combined with what the governor is doing will bring a positive change in the council area.
“It means that the people of Enugu East are benefiting so much democracy dividend from our great party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“So, we are here to commend you for your good works in the council area and then to inform you that we are in your domain to visit some works that the governor of Enugu State is doing in this council area.
“So, we commend you once again and ask you to continue, the hallmark of greatness is service to humanity, so continue to serve your people with diligence, hard work and commitment,” he said.
Obieze urged him to continue to learn from the master of the game, the governor so that together they could make Enugu State great again.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the committee also supervised the state government’s projects at Ezeagu LGA which, they also said, was satisfactory.
COVID-19: Enugu Govt calls for prayers, as religious group donates palliative
Mrs Cecelia Ezeilo, the Deputy Governor of Enugu State has called on religious leaders to seek God face over COVID-19 pandemic that is ravaging the world.
Ezeilo made the call when she received cartons of hand sanitiser at the Enugu State Government House from a religious group under the umbrella, Igbo Christian Restoration Assembly (ICRA); South East in Enugu on Friday.
”I understand that you are here to handover these cartons of hand sanitiser to the government to help curtail the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
”The fact that you people feel the pains of your brothers and sisters motivated the move to donate this palliative.
”We are here today to present to the state these items in support of the fight against COVID-19.
”We are happy with the government for its strategic steps taken in checking the spread of the pandemic which has resulted in very few number recorded cases in the state,” he said.
He said that it was on record that all the cases in the state were imported from outside.
“We thank God also for the treatment and discharge of almost all the recorded cases,’’ he said.
The coordinator said that the group believed in what the state government was doing against the pandemic and to keep people of the state safe.
He said that the group wished to congratulate the members of the state task force led by the deputy governor, saddled with the responsibility of combating the pandemic.
”We enjoin the entire people of the state to continue to cooperate with the state government as we battle this evil pandemic of our time together,’’ Onubuogu said.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that present at the presentation were, Commissioner for Transport, Mr Matthias Ekweremadu, Chairman House Committee on Information, Mr Jeff Mbah and Executive Secretary to the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Mrs Nkechi Eneh.
Others were Commissioner for Inter-Ministerial, Mrs Mabel Agbo, Special Adviser to the governor on Agriculture, Mr Mike Ogbuekwe, among others.
Enugu residents appeal to govt. to check indiscriminate dumping of refuse
A cross section of Enugu residents on Friday appealed to the state government to urgently check the indiscriminate dumping of refuse in drainage to avoid flooding in communities.
Some of the residents, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria in separate interviews in Enugu said that dumping of refuse in drainage could cause environmental hazards.
Mr Kelechi Ossai, a civil servant expressed worry over the crude manner in which some people in the metropolis disposed their refuse into drainage, especially the during rainy season.
He said that the indiscriminate dumping of refuse in any environment could trigger flooding.
Mr Uche Nebo, a chemist called on the state government to ensure that drains across the metropolis were cleared annually.
Nebo said that the state government should provide enough fund for the success of the drainage clearing.
An environmentalist, who spoke on condition of anonymity said that dumping of refuse into drainage would definitely wreak havoc to both community and property.
“If people dump refuse into drainage, the drainage will be blocked and wreak havoc to both property and the community,” she said.
She said that it was the responsibility of citizens to safeguard their environment against flood.
She called on residents to always bag their waste appropriately for easy disposal and evacuation.
COVID-19: Ooni of Ife donates motorised fumigators to Enugu Govt.
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, on Thursday at the Enugu State Government House donated four modular motorised fumigators to the state government.
He said that the equipment were locally fabricated within the neighborhood of the monarch.
According to him, the chemical that comes with the equipment is not harmful to the body and can be used to disinfect the environment.
Ogunlesi said that the fumigator had a droplet that could kill germs and viruses.
Responding, the Deputy Governor, Mrs Cecilia Ezeilo, thanked the monarch for the gesture.
Ezeilo said that the intervention would support the government’s efforts to contain the spread of the virus.
The deputy governor also said that the invention of the equipment would generate employment for Nigerians.
Enugu lawmaker decries alleged invasion of constituency by Ebonyi communities
Chinedu Okwu, Member representing Aninri Constituency, in Enugu State House of Assembly has called on the state government to urgently intervene in the alleged invasion and destruction of houses and farmlands by some communities in Ebonyi.
He said that land grabbers from the three communities were claiming part of Aninri land, in spite of the obvious boundary features, adding that “they could not render any sustainable account of such claim.
“We complain in tears, about the unwarranted invasion, killing and maiming of our people by the three communities in Ebonyi, Uburu, Akaeze in Ohaozara and Ishiagu in Ivo Local Government Areas respectively, that share common boundary with us.
“Shortly after their kinsman, His Excellency Mr David Umahi, became the governor of Ebonyi, they returned to our land with much more force and a new turn of claim.
“Initially, they were making individual claims of ownership of different parts of our land but now, they claim and act for and on behalf of Ebonyi government.
“They forcefully re-enter with tractors bearing the inscription, Ebonyi Government and destroyed our cassava, yam and rice farms respectively, spanning about 100 hectares and deforested our popular Egu-Nkwo, which over the years used to be the major source of our timber business,” he said.
“The company just started getting the revenue and other benefits accruable from the mining, which is supposed to be for Enugu State, and now is being enjoyed by the Ebonyi government.
“Our people are dying in pains, the thought of watching helplessly another state driving us out of our land and taking over by force our source of livelihood, when we also have a state government, is quite unbearable”, Okwu lamented.
Reacting, the Speaker, Ubosi urged the Deputy Governor, Mrs Cecilia Ezeilo, to dialogue with her counterpart in Ebonyi, to resolve the land encroachment issue amicably.
Enugu Assembly confirms re-appointment of Emeka Odo as BIR chairman
The Enugu State House of Assembly on Thursday confirmed the re-appointment of Mr Emeka Odo as the Chairman, Enugu State Board of Internal Revenue Service.
Odo gave an account of his stewardship to the State’s Internal Revenue Board in the last four years in Enugu, adding that he had automated the revenue collection system in the state, to block revenue leakages.
He noted that the automation of the revenue collection system had greatly boosted the state’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR).
He said that cash payment of revenue had been outlawed in the state, adding that he was currently working on a bill that would specify agencies responsible for revenue collection in the state.
In his remarks, the Speaker of the House, Chief Edward Ubosi, congratulated Odo on his re-appointment and charged him to address the issue of multiple taxation in the state.
Ubosi said the seventh Assembly would come up with legislation that would streamline tax collection in the state, to guard against multiple taxation, to avoid scaring away potential investors from the state.
Enugu Govt announces 9 new positive COVID-19 cases
The state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Ikechukwu Obi, announced this in a statement issued on Thursday in Enugu.
Obi, who corrected the misinformation from the last update, said that the last announcement that gave the total of 19 was in error.
“The Enugu State Ministry of Health wishes to correct the misinformation from its last update.
“It was announced that the total number of cases in Enugu State was 19, with six active cases and 13 discharged.
“However, an error from the reference laboratory was quickly detected and a case that was reported positive, on further investigation, was reconciled and confirmed negative,” he said.
According to him, the update on COVID-19 cases in the state is that there are three newly confirmed positive cases in the state, the previous day, and six newly confirmed cases late evening of Wednesday (June 3).
He added that another previously positive case has responded to treatment, tested negative and discharged.
“Consequently, the total number of cases of COVID-19 in Enugu State at the moment is 27 (13 active and 14 discharged, no death),” the commissioner explained.
Obi said the patient remained in quarantine for the period of clarification of the result.
“The quickly repeated test helped to avoid, for the individual, the experience of being wrongly admitted into an isolation and treatment centre,” Obi said.
He added that prior to this update, the state had recorded 18 cases, including five active and 13 discharged.
According to him, Case 20 is a 17-year-old male from Udi Local Government Area, who had been exposed to an individual that had returned to Enugu briefly for a burial ceremony and had returned to Delta State where he tested positive for COVID-19.
“Case 25 is a 45-year-old male contact of case 19, with a history of international travel to an undisclosed country.
“Case 27 is a 55-year-old female university lecturer with a history of exposure to someone with symptoms of COVID-19,” Obi said.
The commissioner said that it was pertinent to inform the public at this stage that community transmission was gradually being established in the State.
“The Enugu State Government continues its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as the State Ministry of Health also continues to treat its existing cases, respond to alerts, carrying out contact tracing and following up on suspects and probable cases.
“As the social directives of the Federal Government and the Enugu State Government gradually ease, the public health advisories of the Federal Ministry of Health, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and the Enugu State Ministry of Health, essentially remain and should be adhered to,” he advised.
IMT seeks Enugu Govt’s support to commercialise automated sanitiser dispenser
The Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu, has called for the assistance of the state government in commercialising its solar automated sanitiser dispenser.
The Chairman, IMT Governing Board, Mrs Ifeoma Nwobodo, made the call on Wednesday at the Government House, while presenting the solar automated dispenser produced by the institution to Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.
Nwobodo said that the device could automatically dispense soap, water and sanitiser using solar energy.
The board chairman said that the effort was part of the institution’s contribution to the state government’s crusade against the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Nwobodo said that the institution had the capacity to produce the product in commercial quantity, if given the support.
Responding, Ugwuanyi commended the institution for the initiative and breakthrough.
The governor said that such was the type of relationship that needed to exist between government and institutions in the area of research.
Ugwuanyi said that his administration would give the institution the needed support and cooperation to achieve success in the project.
Gov. Ugwuanyi directs rehabilitation of Enugu Ezike General Hospital
Ugwuanyi gave the directive when he paid an unscheduled visit to Enugu Ezike General Hospital in Ogrute, Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area of the state, to assess the state of the hospital, built in 1958.
The governor, who was led round the hospital by the Chief Medical Officer, Dr Cyril Nnadi and the Chairman of Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area, Mr Ejike Itodo, expressed dissatisfaction with the state of the facilities on ground.
He, therefore, directed the ministry to commence the evaluation of the facility with a view to rehabilitating it to serve the public better.
During the inspection, the chief medical officer informed the governor that the hospital had no electricity supply since 2008 because of huge bills, among other challenges.
Ugwuanyi consequently directed the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) to restore power supply to the hospital.
The governor further made funds available to the hospital’s management to enable it commence clearing of the premises and other immediate interventions.
Reacting on behalf of the management of the hospital, Nnadi thanked the governor for the provision of funds for the hospital premises to be cleared immediately and his directive to reconnect the hospital to electricity supply.
“We also appreciate the governor for his promise to carry out major upgrade of the hospital to serve the people better,’’ he said.
The governor was accompanied on the surprise visit by the state’s Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mr Greg Nnaji and Deputy Chief of Staff, Prof. Malachy Okwueze, among others.
Lockdown: Gov. Ugwuanyi reopens popular Ogbette main market in Enugu
The resolution to reopen the market followed a closed door meeting between officials of the state government and the leadership of the market at the Government House, Enugu on Tuesday.
Addressing newsmen shortly after the meeting, Mr John Eze, the Caretaker Committee Chairman, Ogbette Main Market Traders Association, said that the agreement to reopen the market followed a commitment that traders would abide by certain safety protocols.
Eze said that such safety protocols included, wearing of facemasks by both buyers and sellers, and washing of hands in any shop one wished to patronise.
According to him, as a trader, you must have a bucket for washing of hands and a hand sanitiser as well as apply other precautionary measures.
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