By Udo Akam-Alo, ABAKALIKI
Ebonyi state governor David Umahi, has been commended for his commitment to providing infrastructural development in the state.
Members of the Inter-Party Advisory Council, IPAC, are particularly delighted with the quality of projects being executed, saying he should “keep it up.”
Umahi received the accolades during a
recent project monitoring exercise embarked upon by the state PDP Chairman, Barr. Onyekachi Nwebonyi.
Speaking at the state shopping mall, the Commissioner for Urban Development and Housing, Mrs. Uchechi Windy Okah, said:
“This is one of the edifices that are being built by our straight and eloquent Governor, Engr. Chief David Nweze Umahi. We know him for his large heart. Anything he wants to do, he does it to the latest.
“When we say that this mall is second to none, it’s not an exaggeration.
“This is the mall I have told you, we started with the builders’ work. This work started late 2019 and it was awarded to a local contractor who can compete with Bergers and his foreign partners. And in 2019, he was able to finish all the building works at 100%
“I supervised this project under the ministry of Urban Development and with my colleagues in other ministries. That is to show that our Governor likes team work.”
Speaking during the projects tour, members of the Inter-Party Advisory Council, IPAC, said: “the Inter-Party Advisory Council are happy and that is why we have always supported them.
“IPAC as a council, stands for good governance. One of our core mandates is to advise the government on its policies and programs, including projects and that is why we are here today to say that we are satisfied with the quality of jobs that his Excellency is doing in Ebonyi State. We ask him to keep it up.”
On their part, the Ishieke Youths who spoke through Nwebonyi Darlington commended Governor Umahi for his infrastructural development especially ongoing road projects, saying that such has changed their story for good.
“We, the Ishieke indigenes of Ebonyi have suffered for decades passing through this road coupled with series of accidents that occurred.
“Development was very far from us but now the construction of this road and other buildings has changed the story. We thank the Governor and the peoples Democratic Party that nominated him earlier to be the Governor and we promise him our unalloyed support in governance,” Darlington assured.
The Caretaker Chairmen of Ebonyi and Abakaliki Local Government Areas Chief Francis Nwogbaga and Comrade Ben Nwovu respectively also lauded the governor for giving priority to execution of projects in their areas.
On the tour of the projects were: Commissioner for Project Monitoring and Evaluation, Oluchukwu Ukie Ezeali; IPAC members and some other groups.