Enugu State Government has stated that local governments in the state have made no financial contributions whatsoever, towards the execution of the state government projects across the nooks and crannies of the state.
The governor explained that his administration executes its developmental projects through federal allocations, grants or loans as well as the state’s internally generated revenue.
Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi gave the explanation at Nsukka during a grand reception in his honour by the people of Nsukka town in recognition of his massive infrastructural development of the area, despite the prevailing economic challenges in the country.
The governor noted that the achievements his administration has recorded so far in the state were in line with the collective decision of the state’s stakeholders, whom he said, “graciously approved our plans for the development of the state, especially with regards to critical infrastructure and provision of essential amenities.”
He equally reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to equitable development of the state, expressing joy that with “this approach and with your unrelenting prayers, many of the promises we made have become concrete realities today.”
The governor expressed gratitude to the people of Nsukka town for the reception, and thanked the members of the state House of Assembly and Enugu State Stakeholders, for their unprecedented support, sacrifices and contributions towards the success of his administration, adding that the projects it has done at Nsukka, such as construction of vital roads, installation of street lights,upgrading of health and other public facilities, among others, have given the university town a new look and lifted the quality of life for its residents.
In his welcome address, President-General of Nsukka Town Union, Chief Donatus Chinweaku, said Nsukka town, prior to the assumption of Ugwuanyi’s administration, was in a pitiable condition due to lack of infrastructure and other basic amenities. He thanked God for the governor’s vision and support of the state House of Assembly and stakeholders of the state for the development of the university town of Nsukka.
By Ijeoma Nwachukwu