GOVERNOR David Umahi of Ebonyi State has assured the people of Ezza that work would soon resume on the Ugwuachi end of the North-Onueke Ezza Road in the next one week.
Umahi, at a civic reception for him by the people of Ezza Ezekunna at Onueke on Staurday, January 9, similarly said added that work on the Ezzama-Oshiri-Onicha Road would start in the next one month.
The governor, who described the people of Ezza nation as a reliable ally in the struggle for political freedom, social justice and fairness, promised the people saying: “We are going to have water together with street light at Onueke in the next two weeks.”
He thanked the people of Ezza for honouring him and his wife, stressing that he was proud of their sons and daughters working in his government.
Besides, Umahi remarked that two commissioners of out the four who received state award for meritorious service in December 2015 came from Ezza nation.
“That is eloquent testimony that together, we are moving Ebonyi State forward,” he said.
The governor similarly lauded Justice Aloy Nwankwo, chief judge of Ebonyi State, for his uprightness in justice delivery, and also paid glowing tributes to National Assembly and state Assembly members from Ezza extraction who stood by him in the face of rising opposition.
He also noted their great show of meekness and understanding which, he said, helped to forestall escalation of the Ezza-Ezillo crisis.
Governor Umahi promised that his government would soon bring permanent solution to the crises.
Bernard Odo, secretary to the state government, had earlier in his address, applauded Umahi for his achievements and benevolence to the people of Ezza nation.
“You have brought equity, synergy, foresight, transparency, morality, meritocracy and exceptional energy into the administration of the state,” Odoh said.
Highlight of the ocassion was the conferment of chieftaincy title of Ikenga 1 of Ezza nation on Umahi and Ozinya Ikenga 1 on Racheal, his wife.
— Jan 13, 2016 @ 13:25 GMT