ENUGU GOVERNMENT EXCO OKAYS PEOPLE ORIENTED PROJECTS
As part of the efforts of the Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s administration at giving adequate attention to the disabled people in Enugu State, the Ministry of Gender Affairs has been directed to relocate all street beggars in Enugu to the state’s Rehabilitation Centre at Emene, for proper upkeep and medical attention.
This decision was part of the people alleviating package decisions taken at the recent Exco meeting of the State Government, announced to newsmen by the State Commissioner for Information,Mr. Nnanyelugo Chidi Aroh. According to the commissioner, the decision was taken by the state government “so that these people are properly taken care of and rehabilitated and taken back to the society as proper citizens”.
At the press briefing, the commissioner also announced other people oriented service delivery projects which included construction of roads and provision of other facilities. The Information commissioner disclosed that the government awarded contracts for the execution of another set of development projects totaling over N3.2 billion, in keeping with its renewed vigour to provide massive infrastructure in the state. It would be recalled that barely four weeks ago, the state government awarded contracts for urban and rural development projects totaling over N1.7 billion.
Road contracts awarded, which were at the request of the state’s Rural Access and Mobility Project (RAMP-2), included: the asphalting of 26.665km Ukpabi-Nimbo-UgbeneAjima-Eziani road in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area at the sum of N1,090,631,422.12. Also considered and approved for asphalting was another inter-community link road; the Neke-Mbu-OgboduAba-ObolloEtiti road – a 22.443 km road that connects Isi-Uzo and Udenu Local Government Area – at the cost of N913,434,678.045.
The Information commissioner explained that the Council approved the two roads because of their importance in linking and providing access to multiple communities in line with the rural development policy of the Ugwuanyi administration.
Also approved by the Council was contract for the construction of the Nsukka Township Stadium (Phase One) at the sum of N996,426,670.80’; remodeling and renovation of the Abuja Building, Government House, to ensure efficient administrative service delivery; construction of fence, pavement, surfacing, landscaping and beautification of the newly constructed State Customary Court of Appeal headquarters, Independence Layout, Enugu; and supply of 300 units of bicycles to complement the 260 vehicles as well as motorcycles purchased by the state government for security operations in the rural areas; all totaling over four hundred million naira (N400m).
Arohstated that the Council appraised the outstanding performance of Model Secondary School Nsukka, which emerged the 5th best school in public category in the country, at the recent Federal Government’s educational awards and “approved the institution of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s Award of Excellence to the best primary and secondary schools in the state”.
He pointed out that the award will be held annually, disclosing that each of the winners of the secondary school category, across the three senatorial districts of the state, will receive “a brand new bus from the state government”.
The commissioner further disclosed that “the Council approved the immediate purchase of a brand new bus for the Model Secondary School, Nsukka, in recognition of the school’s outstanding performance” and “the immediate promotion of the principal of the school, Mr. Obi Ezeugwuorie to Principal Special Grade Level 17, for providing the desired leadership. He added that the Council equally “approved with immediate effect, the release of the result of the 2017/2018 confirmation and promotion examination in the state Civil Service”.
According to him, “this decision is to allow the promotion of seven hundred and twenty one (721) pworkers, representing 70.34 percent of all the people who wrote the exams for confirmation on levels 2, 3 and 4”.