Governor David Umahi of The Ebonyi State Governor, Engr David Umahi has tasked all public office holders in the state to always put the people’s interest first in order to leave quality legacies. Governor Umahi stated this during the official inauguration of ultramodern office complex of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) Ebonyi State branch.
The governor praised the vision and commitment of the past and present ALGON chairmen which, he said, gave rise to the building of the complex. Umahi assured the people of Ebonyi that the incoming administration in the State would continue with the vision and mission of transforming Ebonyi State to become the Dubai of Africa.
He challenged the chairmen to work in synergy with the traditional rulers to achieve rural electrification, water supply and other life touching amenities across the State.
“One thing that is very outstanding in Ebonyi State is that we do everything to make sure that we work to leave a legacy in our local governments. I don’t think it’s so in other places. It is important that when God brings you to power, you work for the people. You cannot work for the people, and God will not bless you.”
Umahi hinted that the Federal government would soon establish sophisticated Information Technology Centres at three major locations in Ebonyi to complement the developmental strides of the State government. The Centres include the Margaret Umahi International Market, Ebonyi State University and Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo, according to him.
“Let me also announce that just last week, the federal government is bringing sophisticated ICT facility throughout the entire St. Margaret Umahi market. And it is going to also happen in AEFUNAI and the Ebonyi State University. So, we are on the move, and I am saying all these to encourage the Chairmen,” Governor Umahi stated.
The ALGON Chairman, Ebonyi State, Moses Ogodoali Nome in his opening remark described Governor Umahi as “the man who actually actualized the dreams of our founding fathers.” Nome said that Ebonyi State under Umahi for the past eight years has overtaken all other States in the country in terms of development.