‘NUJ President’s Encomiums on Governor Umahi; A Final Verdict on Ebonyi Transformational Agenda’ – Aide



The Senior Technical Assistant to Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state on Media Ebere Adaolaedo Ania, says it is now clearer than ever that that the Umahi’s strides, especially in the areas of Agriculture, Human Empowerment, Health, Solid Minerals and Infrastructural Development have once again become clearer with with the position of the ‘NUJ President, Deacon Christopher Isiguzo as he pours encomiums on Governor Umahi, saying it is a final Verdict in favour of the Ebonyi Transformational Agenda.

Mr Christopher Isiguzo, President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists had during his visit to Ebonyi, and at the event of the State Government Budget Preparation and Public Participation (Citizens Input and consultation) held at the Ecumenical Centre, Abakaliki Ebonyi State on the 24th June 2020 applauded the strides of the state governor.

His words;

“What is going on today is in line with democratic requirements, a unique feature of democratic governance is people’s participation in decision making. And what you have done today is very appropriate because the budget substantially describes the way of life of the people and today you have congregated the people from different sectors to make their contributions.

“Your Excellency, this is quite commendable, making the people to be part of the system of governance. Your Excellency, yesterday (Tuesday, 23-06-2020) when we arrived the state, I must make this very clear, the media is not just about criticizing the government, it is also in our lives style to do so constructively and objectively. We are of course the institutional happenings, the media, and the government we are not antagonists to ourselves.

“I must make this observation, last night, when I arrived state with my team, I don’t know if it was by happenstance or intelligent design, we just went around the state, the chairman (NUJ, Ebonyi State Council, Tony Nwizi) led us around the state capital, I must say I saw a new Ebonyi State very clearly. Going around the bridges, the flyovers and of course, the nightlife it was if somebody was in Beijing or somewhere in London or perhaps, in Dubai.

“I must say you have done very well. You made important reference to infrastructural development and that shows clearly that you so much invested in that regard and I can tell you that in spite of the fact that when you look at the federal allocation from the rear, Ebonyi State takes the lead from the list of those who receive the poorest allocation.

“But I can tell you from what I have seen because I have had the opportunity of staying interacting and staying very close to your colleagues (other Governors) across the states, I can tell you, you have substantially done well in the areas I have mentioned and the people of Ebonyi State have not made any mistake in having you as their leader at this particular point in time.

“I want to assure you that the support of the Nigerian Union of Journalists and I am speaking on behalf of over 50,000 members of NUJ in Nigeria. I want to assure you of our support and the support of our people in Ebonyi State and we will continue to be partners in progress”

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