Why There’s Peace in Enugu, Explains Ekweremadu


Christopher Isiguzo in Enugu

The Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu weekend declared that the peaceful disposition of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi as well as his all-inclusive approach to governance has contributed greatly to the harmonious working relationship among stakeholders in Enugu state.

Ekweremadu who spoke during an empowerment scheme for Udi/Ezeagu Federal Constituency organised by the lawmaker representing the area, Hon. Dennis Oguerinwa Amadi which took place at the Udi council headquarters said the peace and tranquility in the state had led to massive infrastructure development.

He described the governor as a peace-loving governor that all stakeholders needed to support to sustain the prevailing peace existing in the state.

Ekweremadu said Enugu State had not had it so good before noting that in the past, from 1999 till 2015, every leadership in the state had always been at daggers drawn with members of National Assembly from the state during the electioneering year.

“Since 1999 till this regime we have always had factions, Abuja camp and Enugu camp of politicians but Ugwuanyi is a peace loving governor”.

He promised that the members of the National Assembly from the state will continue to support the administration of Ugwuanyi to transform the state.

While commending Hon. Amadi for his quality representation at the National Assembly, Ekweremadu said the lawmaker “is a product of the same school of quality”.

Ugwuanyi in his remark charged the people of Udi and Ezeagu irrespective of their political leaning, to seize the opportunity of the ongoing continuous voter registration exercise which the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, is carrying out to get registered, for those who have not registered and for those that have registered to get their permanent voters card.

He urged the people to pray for him stressing that to sustain the prevailing peace in the state, “I need your prayers”.

Earlier in his speech, Hon. Amadi said the essence of empowerment scheme as a representative of the people is to ensure that his people develop various enduring skills to help their sense of livelihood, economic development and entrepreneurship.

He said over 600 people were trained in various skills which he said include; development in commercial agriculture, metal fabrication and deep sea wielding for both graduates and non-graduates.

“The essence of the empowerment is to encourage them to procure accessories that will enable them thrive daily on their businesses. Today we are giving them seed grant to enable those of them that have not taken off fully to continue in their business and be able to train others as well.

“We have organised and produced question and answers for WAEC for past 30 years on English and Mathematic and is over 3,000 copies which will be shared to schools in the constituency”.

“We have also given out some sundry items which were balloted including motorcycles, sewing machines, power generating set among others”, he said.