The Chairmen of the seventeen (17) Native Authorities Areas of Enugu State, below the aegis of the Affiliation of Native Authorities of Nigeria (ALGON), mentioned they paid over N6.7 million hospital payments of discharged indigent sufferers and donated meals objects to orphanages and correctional centres within the state, price over N7 million, throughout Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 57th birthday, in step with the governor’s aged-long custom of celebrating the annual occasion.
Throwing extra mild on the humanitarian gesture, the State Chairman of ALGON, Hon. Solomon Izuchukwu Onah, who’s the Council Chairman of Udenu LGA and Nationwide Publicity Secretary of the affiliation, identified that Gov. Ugwuanyi has constantly celebrated his birthday with prisoners, orphans, the sick and the aged since he assumed workplace in 2015. The Council Chairman added that it was a uncommon show of the governor’s unusual philanthropy, and identification with the needy and the much less privileged.
Hon. Onah defined that the Council Chairmen visited Bishop Shanahan Hospital Nsukka; Kids’s Orphanage in Ibeku Opi; Enugu Correctional Centre; Nsukka Correctional Centre; Ezeagu Correctional Centre; Mom of Christ Hospital in Enugu and Enugu Cheshire Dwelling, amongst others.
He disclosed that they paid the hospital payments of twelve individuals who had been discharged from Bishop Shanahan Hospital, Nsukka however had been unable to offset the payments, to the admiration of medical doctors, nurses and the beneficiaries.
On the orphanages, the Cheshire properties and the correctional centres, the council chairmen donated varied meals objects to the inmates.
“We’re right here as ALGON, Enugu State chapter to determine with you in honour of our expensive governor, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi who’s celebrating his 57th birthday.
“As you all know, he has at all times been right here on the events of his birthday celebrations to ask after your wellbeing, to hope with you and to rejoice with you. It’s in the identical spirit that we’ve got come right here at this time”,” Hon. Onah instructed the inmates.
Main his colleagues from one place to the opposite, the ALGON boss had the identical message: “Our governor is just not used to throwing events and eating with the rich throughout his birthdays. Slightly, he usually prefers to be with the much less privileged. We (ALGON members) have determined to observe the footsteps of the governor and to be with you. We now have additionally come to ask you to at all times keep in mind him in your prayers”.
An elated Bishop Shanahan Hospital Administrator, Rev. Fr. Greg Onah was filled with praises that the Council chairmen settled the payments of twelve discharged sufferers, saying that it was a factor of pleasure that they had been emulating Gov. Ugwuanyi.
In response to Rev. Fr. Onah, “what you individuals have accomplished as Enugu ALGON members is sort of outstanding and commendable. Gov. Ugwuanyi has not didn’t determine with the much less privileged within the society every birthday circle. That singular act has distinguished him as a uncommon humanist and philanthropist. So, I thanks (ALGON members) for emulating him and settling the payments of those individuals in honour of our governor’s birthday.
“I need to inform you that the governor has been stunning us annually. This 12 months’s personal is just not an exception. Our prayers are that the Almighty God will proceed to bless him and his household, give him sound well being and the assets to proceed to ship good governance to our individuals.”
On the Enugu Correctional Centre, the Deputy Controller, Mr. Kolawole lauded Governor Ugwuanyi for associating with the poor within the society. As he put it, “I’ve been right here for a couple of 12 months, and I’m comfortable to notice that Governor Ugwuanyi has saved religion with visiting us and donating very important objects to us on the event of his birthday. He did it final 12 months and at this time, you individuals (LG Chairmen) are right here on his behalf. Do prolong our gratitude to him as we want him a momentous birthday”.