In step with his long-held custom, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, on Saturday, celebrated his 57th birthday with the aged on the “Our Woman of Perpetual Assist” managed by Little Sisters of the Poor, at Awkunanaw, Enugu South Native Authorities Space of the state.
Gov. Ugwuanyi, who arrived the house for the aged, shortly after a symposium organized in his honour by the Affiliation of Nsukka Professors and his mates, tenderly recognized with the aged and made a donation to allow them rejoice his birthday with him.
In return, the elated aged, offered present gadgets to Gov. Ugwuanyi and thanked him for his consistency in caring for them.
“We’re all saying to you, congratulations and we pray to God to proceed blessing you, encourage you within the good work you’re doing for Enugu State, and provide you with lengthy life and good well being.
“You’ve been visiting us, the aged right here all the time, and also you left all of your actions to come back to this previous individuals’s residence to rejoice with us. Since you’re remembering the aged, we thank God and pray that previous age will come to you in Jesus title”, they stated.
On the Symposium, Gov. Ugwuanyi, who famous that “through the years, it has grow to be extra of a routine for me to rejoice my birthday principally with a piece of our society which are hardly a part of these we meet in our each day public and social life”, maintained that “this 12 months isn’t any exception to this rule”.
The governor expressed gratitude that his mates saved religion together with his standing precept “by defraying very large hospital payments for discharged indigent sufferers in lots of hospitals throughout the state, saying: “For this, I’m certainly very grateful”.
In accordance with him, “this honour actually challenges me in a fashion that aggravates reasonably than mitigates my dedication to peace, safety and good governance.
“It compels me to restate that my obligations to the individuals don’t come from mere social contract and/or from the commonplace political deal between the voter and the elected however, as well as, from a religious bond of a God-given humanity to which all of us belong”.
Declaring that Enugu State, within the final 5 years, has witnessed a peaceable and safe surroundings, regardless of the unlucky incidences throughout Nigeria and the world, Gov. Ugwuanyi disclosed that his administration has been investing closely in safety and peace.
“Following the decision of the South East Governors Discussion board, I grew to become the primary Governor to represent and arrange Enugu State Forest Guards backed by laws, along with the Neighbourhood Watch to verify the menace of criminals particularly in our rural communities”, he stated.
Whereas thanking the individuals of Enugu State, all of the stakeholders and the Church for his or her help and prayers, the governor careworn that “my need as Governor is to proceed to work with Ndi Enugu and different stakeholders till peace and safety might be taken with no consideration by all residents and residents of Enugu State”.
Of their goodwill message on the occasion, the nationwide management of the Peoples Democratic Get together (PDP) felicitated with Gov. Ugwuanyi on his 57th birthday, describing him as “an incredible particular person” who has not been influenced by energy for the reason that introduction of his political profession.
Talking, the Nationwide Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, represented by the Nationwide Organizing Secretary, Col. Austin Akobundu (Rtd.), who led the delegation from Abuja, stated that the celebration is delighted at Ugwuanyi’s unusual management qualities as “a humane, easy, humble, centered and accessible chief”, stressing that “he has introduced all of the attributes of a great chief to bear within the governance of Enugu State; Enugu State has remained very peaceable”.
Different audio system, akin to Senator Ike Ekweremadu, Rt. Hon. Dr. Pat Asadu, Speaker of the Enugu State Home of Meeting, Rt. Hon. Edward Ubosi, Chief Decide of the State, Hon. Justice Priscilla Ngozi Emehelu, Archbishop of Enugu Ecclesiastical Province, Most Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Chukwuma, all applauded Gov. Ugwuanyi’s unusual management model, congratulated him on the birthday and wished him many extra years of selfless service to humanity and the nation.
The governor’s quotation offered by the previous President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, was learn by his nephew, Hon. Ikenna Nwodo.
The theme of Symposium, chaired by former Minister of Energy, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, was “At Peace with God and Neighbour: Understanding the Mantra of Governance in Enugu State”.
The primary paper, entitled: “Understanding Governor Ugwuanyi’s ‘Enugu State is within the palms of God’ In opposition to the Backdrop of the Biblical Moses and the Literary Ezeulu of Achebe’s Arrow of God” was offered by the Vice Chancellor of Godfrey Okoye College, Enugu, Rev. Fr. Prof. Christian Anieke.
The second paper, “From Ashua to Nrashi: An Interrogation of the Nexus between Surroundings, Battle and Reward among the many Igbo of Nigeria,” was offered by Prof. Damian Ugwutikiri Opata of the Division of English and Literary Research, College of Nigeria, Nsukka.
Whereas the third paper delivered by Rev. Fr. Emeka Chikezie Ngwoke, PhD, of Division of Faith and Cultural Research, College of Nigeria Nsukka, was entitled, “Peace and Safety in Enugu State: Constructing on the Bedrock of Dialog”.
Senator Ayogu Eze, Prof. Aloysius Okolie (Dean College of Social Sciences, UNN) and HRH Igwe Abel Nwobodo had been Discussants.
Different dignitaries embody the Deputy Governor of the State, Hon. Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo; the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige; members of the Federal Home of Representatives from Enugu State, PDP State Chairman, Hon. Augustine Nnamani; State Chairman of Christian Affiliation of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Emmanuel Edeh; Senator Hyde Onuaguluchi; Senator Ben Collins Ndu; President, Enugu State Customary Court docket of Attraction, Hon. Justice George Nnamani; members of the State Home of Meeting, State Government Council (EXCO), Council Chairman; former State Chairmen of the PDP, Chief Engr. Vita Abba and Chief Ikeje Asogwa; Chief Chinedu Onuh; the President of Affiliation of Nsukka Professors, Prof. Osita Okanya, amongst others.