Governor Ugwuanyi expresses happiness over oil producing status conferred on state

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi expressed his happiness yesterday, following the conclusion of the most recent meeting of the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) in Abuja, which approved the request of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s administration for Enugu to join other states in having oil producing status.

He said that he is happy that the money that will be coming to the state when he leaves office in May 2023 is not what his administration saw.

Speaking to a delegation of the University of Nigeria, Alumni Association (UNAA), Nsukka Branch, that paid him a visit at the Government House in Enugu, Ugwuanyi stated that his administration’s battle to get Enugu recognized as an oil producing city was a difficult endeavor.

The governor thanked God that the untiring efforts yielded the desired result, saying that “As I am leaving office, I am happy that the money that will be coming to Enugu won’t be what I witnessed. It won’t be what we suffered.”

The President of the association, Dr. Christy Obi-keguna, speaking on behalf of the University of Nigeria, Alumni Association (UNAA), Nsukka Branch, praised Governor Ugwuanyi for his good works in Enugu State in general and Nsukka zone in particular.

Dr. Obi-keguna, a non-indigene of Enugu State, who said she has lived in Nsukka for over 40 years, stressed that the governor has unprecedentedly transformed the university town of Nsukka and other areas in Enugu North Senatorial District (Nsukka zone) with massive infrastructural developments, such as roads, health and educational facilities, state secretariat annex, ultra-modern stadium, conference centre with recreational facilities and most importantly, the newly established State University of Medical and Applied Sciences (SUMAS), Igbo-Eno, Enugu State.

The UNAA President informed Governor Ugwuanyi, who is the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Enugu North Senatorial District in the 2023 general election, that the group is solidly behind his senatorial bid, stressing: “The Association which is the mother branch of all UNAA branches wishes to inform you that we are ready to mobilise our members to support you massively as you prepare to take the mantle of leadership in the state. This is evident in the recent mass voters’ registration done in the university community.”

Dr. Obi-keguna maintained that they are confident that Governor Ugwuanyi, if elected as a senator in 2023, will bring to bear his wealth of experience as a ranking federal lawmaker and former governor in the effective discharge of legislative duties to the benefit of Nigerians and the people of Nsukka zone.

Ugwuanyi, enumerating his remarkable achievements in the state in general and Enugu North Senatorial District in particular, explained that the massive interventions his administration made in the Nsukka zone and rural areas of the state, in spite of the nation’s economic, security and public health challenges, were in keeping with the promises he made in his inaugural address in 2015.



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