Ahead of his administration’s second year anniversary, Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, yesterday stirred celebration across the state as he inaugurated 26 development projects executed by his administration.
The projects, sited mostly in rural areas were among the 35 flagged off simultaneously late last year across the 17 local government areas, in line with the administration’s vision to open up the rural areas to create more urban centres for socio-economic growth.
Inaugurating the projects, which comprised 20 roads construction, two rural electrification, four boreholes, Ugwuanyi, who was represented at the various sites by members of the State Executive Council, stated that the events were another practical demonstration of his administration’s determination and capacity to fulfil its promises to the people, despite severe economic constraints facing the country.
The governor appreciated the support and enthusiasm of the people of the state, who trooped out to witness the events and reassured them of his administration’s commitment to deliver more dividends of democracy.
He noted that the projects were identified and specified by stakeholders of the respective host communities, adding that “by the grace of God and to His eternal glory, we are here, eight months later, to celebrate the completion of these projects and simultaneously commission them for the use and enjoyment of our people in all the local government areas of the state.”
According to him, “on October 15, 2016 and in fulfilment of the promise of the state government to execute a development project worth at least N100 million in each of the 17 local government areas of Enugu State, we simultaneously flagged off the execution of vital projects such as roads, water, electricity and others.”
The governor thanked members of the state assembly for their support and cooperation towards the actualisation of the projects and also expressed gratitude to stakeholders, council chairmen, contractors and various host communities for their understanding, solidarity and commitment to the successful completion of the projects.
The events drew praises from visibly elated members of the host communities who eulogised the governor for his vision in bringing development to their areas and giving them a sense of belonging.