Ahead of his administrationâ€™s second year anniversary, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State yesterday stirred celebration across the state as he simultaneously inaugurated 26 development projects executed by his administration.
The projects sited mostly in the rural areas, were among the 35 flagged off simultaneously late last year across the 17 local government areas, in line with the administrationâ€™s vision to open up the rural areas to create more urban centres for socio-economic growth.
Inaugurating the projects, which comprised 20 roads construction, two rural electrification, two boreholes, Ugwuanyi, who was represented at the various sites by members of the state executive council, stated that the events were another practical demonstration of his administrationâ€™s determination and capacity to fulfill its promises to the people of the state, despite the severe economic constraints facing the country today.
The governor appreciated the support and enthusiasm of the people of the state, who trooped out in their numbers to witness the events and reassured them of his administrationâ€™s commitment to deliver more dividends of democracy in the state.
He noted that the projects were identified and specified by the stakeholders of the respective host communities, adding that â€œby the grace of God and to His eternal glory, we are here, eight months later, to celebrate the completion of these projects and simultaneously inaugurate them for the use and enjoyment of our people in all the local government areas of the state.â€
According to him, â€œon October 15, 2016 and in fulfillment of the promise of the state government to execute a development project worth at least N100 million in each of the 17 local government areas of the state, we simultaneously, flagged off the execution of vital projects such as roads, water, electricity and others, in all the 17 local government areas of the state.â€
The governor thanked the state legislators for their support and cooperation towards the actualisation of the projects and also expressed gratitude to stakeholders of the state, council chairmen, contractors and the various host communities for their understanding, solidarity and commitment to the successful completion of the projects.
The events drew praises from visibly elated members of the host communities who eulogised the governor for his vision in bringing development to their areas and giving them a sense of belonging.