The people of Nenwe, in Aninri Local Government Area of Enugu State, have passed a vote of confidence in Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for his uncommon leadership style and development strides in the state.
They gave the endorsement when they paid a solidarity-thank-you visit to Governor Ugwuanyi at the Government House, Enugu.
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According to them, Governor Ugwuanyi also deserve commendation for his peaceful disposition, proactive security interventions, political empowerment and educational facilities in the community as well as his approach to governance anchored on fear of God, vision, love, peace, humility and generosity.
Presenting a communiqué by the Nenwe Stakeholders after a crucial meeting at Aninri West Development Centre, Nenwe, Air-Vice Marshal Christian Chukwu (Rtd.) told Governor Ugwuanyi that the people of Nenwe are happy with him and are also loyal to his administration.
AVM Chukwu added that they appreciate the governor’s response to security issues in Nenwe and for appointing their sons and daughters into various government positions, disclosing that Ugwuanyi is the first governor to consider their people for elective and appointive positions in the history of the community.
“We sincerely appreciate you for seeing that Nenwe produced her first House of Assembly member in the history of Nenwe town. We are happy with your relationship with our House of Assembly representative, Hon. Okwu Chinedu and all your appointees from Nenwe town. And we hereby hand them over to you as your sons and daughters,” he said.
Also speaking, the member representing Aninri Constituency in the State House of Assembly, Hon. Chinedu Okwu (Otaka), commended Governo Ugwuanyi’s leadership qualities describing him as the most peaceful Governor in Nigeria and an uncommon Governor.
The lawmaker said that this was the first time his people interfaced with a governor in a large number, and that it was made possible because we have an accessible governor.
“We thank you so much for this rare opportunity. We can never take it for granted. We are very happy with you because the hands you use in holding us are the hands that made us to come and tell you that we are in solidarity with you.
“Call us in the morning, call us in the afternoon, you will see us. Call us in the night even in the midnight, we will be there. We want you to give us a directive and you see us carrying it out immediately to the letter. We want to thank you for the things you have done for us and thank you more for the things you have to do after now.
“Our people are very happy with you. Today we have the rank and file; who-is-who in Nenwe are here today. Even those that are not here with us, they are here spiritually because they are aware that we are here”.
In their separate remarks, the Administrator, Aninri West Development Centre, Hon. Israel Ani and the President General, Agbada Nenwe Town Union and Coordinating Presidents General of Nenwe Town Unions, Comrade Ifeanyi Mbude reiterated the solidarity and confidence of the people of Nenwe community in Governor Ugwuanyi and his people-oriented administration.
Comrade Mbude said that the governor has done a lot for their people, saying: “Before you came on board as the Executive Governor of Enugu State, we were like people who do not have hope because since the return of democracy, no Nenwe person has gone to the House of Assembly, no Nenwe person has been a Commissioner, no Nenwe person has been a High Court Judge and so many other positions. But when you came on board, Nenwe produced a House of Assembly member for the first time since the return of democracy (Hon. Okwu).
Other Nenwe dignitaries at the event include retired Deputy Inspector General of Police, Godwin Nwobodo; HRH Igwe Dr. F.N. Imoh (Ezeudo 1 of Agbada Nenwe); Rev. Fr. Innocent Chukwuka; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, Dr. Mrs. Ada Johnny Nwonye; Chief Johnny Nwonye; member, Enugu State Judicial Service Commission, Mrs. Amaka Alinta Oriaku, the Academia, Igwe’s Cabinet, other Presidents General of the remaining three town unions, among others.