Ebonyi State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Uchenna Orji, has stated that Governor David Umahi has succeeded within just six years to transform and reverse the fortunes of the state and people to investors’ delight and destination, from the shackles of a guinea worm-infested, poverty-ridden backwater state.
Orji stated this during an unscheduled courtesy visit to the National President of the NUJ, Comrade Chris Isiguzo at the National Secretariat, Abuja.
Speaking at the occasion, Orji, said he came to thank the NUJ President and journalists in Ebonyi State for their good work and support given to the administration of Umahi.
The commissioner stated that the role of the Media in Ebonyi and indeed Nigeria at large cannot be over emphasised, saying that the world may not have known the unprecedented transformations going on in the State since the 6years now without the media.
Orji enumerated some of the achievements of Umahi to include, the biggest Shopping mall in Africa, The Light Tunnel named after President Buhari, Ebonyi Water Fountain arena which can accommodate more than 2,000 persons, Ebonyi International Market, the biggest in South-east Nigeria, Concrete Express Roads, first of its kind, 25 Kilometre roads in each of the 13 Local govt areas.
Other completed projects, according to him, include the biggest Rice Milling Plant in sub-Saharan Africa, and the mother of them all, the beautiful Flyovers and the ongoing International Airport which is a signature project of Gov. Dave Umahi, which was graciously approved by President Buhari. The information Commissioner explained that the list is endless, thanking the leadership of the NUJ for their timely intervention during a media issue in the State, saying that the NUJ President has done very well so far within his period in office.
Orji urged the Press, the people of Ebonyi State and Nigeria in general to key into the Transformation Strategies of Ebonyi Government, saying that Gov. Umahi has all it takes to turn around the Polity and Fortunes of the Country.
Responding, the NUJ President, Isiguzo thanked the Honourable Commissioner for finding time to visit the NUJ National Secretariat, saying it was very thoughtful of him.
The NUJ President commended the government of Umahi’s quantum transformations in Ebonyi State, saying that no one would have believed that Abakaliki, the capital of Ebonyi is part of Nigeria compared to what it used to be.