Ugwuanyi hopeful of sustained good governance
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State yesterday promised to continue with his vision to provide good governance and other basic needs for the people of the state.
The governor also pledged that his administration would continue to run an open and accountable government and work assiduously towards the realisation of the dreams of the state’s founding fathers.
These promises were contained in the governor’s address to the people of the state during the 2017 Democracy Day celebration at the Michael Okpara Square, Enugu, which was attended by a mammoth crowd, including past and present leaders of the state such as the Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu and other members of the National Assembly; among others.
Ugwuanyi, who noted that the primary responsibility of government is the welfare of the people and security of lives and property, reiterated his administration’s commitment to peace and security of the state to maintain the state’s status as one of the safest in the country.
He said that the government had revitalised the neighbourhood association and recently launched the Enugu State Security Trust Fund to galvanise resources and provide the enablers that would ensure the effective equipping of the Neighbourhood Watch to complement the efforts of the Nigerian security agencies.
The governor promised that his administration would continue to pay workers’ salaries and pensions on the 25th of every month, adding that his administration had recorded tremendous feats in infrastructural development as a major goal to enhance the well-being of the people of the state.
He said: “I am here today to reaffirm my promises to you and reassure you that this administration will continue to work for the common good of our people.
“Our empowerment programmes, designed to alleviate poverty and other socio-economic challenges among our people, have been successful. These include the facilitation of 100 units of one-bedroom flats for civil servants of Grade Levels 1-10 at Elim Estate and the Enugu State traders empowerment programme, which was specifically designed to empower market traders in the state through a monthly open lottery where 100 lucky winners receive N50,000 each. This is in addition to other schemes targeted at youth development.”