Workers of Enugu State under the aegis of Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) yesterday passed a vote of confidence in Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State for his administrationâ€™s giant strides in just two years in office.Â
Rising from a one-day symposium organised by the state chapter of the TUC to assess the two-year performance of Gov. Ugwuanyiâ€™s administration in the state, the workers after listening to speeches delivered by the guest speakers, such as the President General of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo and Chairman of Enugu State Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ESCCIMA), Rev. (Surv.) Ugo Chime, unanimously proclaimed that the governor had performed well in office.Â
Presenting their speeches, the speakers highlighted the remarkable achievements of Governor Ugwuanyi with emphasis on peace initiatives, security, good governance, workersâ€™ welfare and infrastructural development especially in the rural areas of the state.Â They noted that Enugu State had been enjoying peace and security of lives and property since the inception of Gov. Ugwuanyiâ€™s administration, saying that such feats have made it possible for the entrenchment of good governance in the state despite the current economic challenges in the country.Â
Chief Nwodo noted that he was delighted at the kind of peace, love and unity being enjoyed in the state today, telling the workers that it was as a result of the above that â€œnone of you has been arrested or intimidated since the inauguration of this administartionâ€.Â
He noted that in spite of the fact that â€œEnugu State is third from the bottom in the federal allocation listâ€, the governor has been able to execute numerous road projects mostly in the rural areas and installed street lights to the excitement of dwellers, among others.
Also speaking, the stateâ€™s Chairman of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON), Prince Cornelius Nnaji, commended Gov. Ugwuanyiâ€™s landmark achievements in the state, adding that the governor gave the Transitional Chairmen of the 17 Local Government Areas â€œa free hand to manage our due allocations without any interference as seen in the transparent management of the Local Government share of the Paris Club refund used to offset arrears of salaries and pensions of council workers and pensionersâ€.
The ESCCIMA Chairman said that Gov. Ugwuanyiâ€™s good governance has attracted foreign investors to the state, disclosing that over N20 billion foreign investments are underway in Enugu State as a result of the conducive business environment created by the governor.Â Â
Earlier in his welcome address, the state Chairman of TUC, Comrade Igbokwe Chukwuma Igbokwe, stated that the symposium themed â€œGood Governance and the Development of Enugu State: A focus on the present administrationâ€ was designed by the Congress â€œto generate opinion pool from the various sectors of the economy of Enugu State on the performance of this administrationâ€.
In his response, Gov. Ugwuanyi thanked the State Chapter of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) â€œfor deeming it fit and in collaboration with all the civil/public servants in Enugu State to organise this eventâ€.