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Governor Ugwanyi Reminds President Buahri Of His Campaign Promises To The People Of Enugu

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi,last Monday, at Nike-Lake Resort Hotel,venue of the Federal Government organized Town Hall Meeting for political,religious,judicial,civil society,socio-cultural groups,charged President Muhammad Buhari to redeem his campaign promises to the people of Enugu.
Accompanied to the Town Hall Meeting by members of the State Executive Council, the governor revealed that the appeal became imperative, following the sustained poor power supply in the country. Ugwuanyi said the situation was discouraging investments even as he urged the Federal Government to make substantial investment in the Ugwuoba Gas Field in Oji River Local Government of the state.
His words:

“I recall the President’s campaign promise to revive the coal mines in Enugu and utilise it to generate electricity. Coal is a major energy source in some countries of the world and we have it in abundance in the state.
If this is done, it will directly or indirectly create jobs for millions of Nigerians. “Work at the Ada Rice Farm Irrigation Project started by the Federal Government in the state in 2007, has since stopped at the site. This project is critical and important to the state government, following efforts to diversify the economy and make the country self-sufficient in rice production. “Of very critical importance to us is the Ada Rice Farm in Uzo Uwani Local Government Area.

The project has the capacity for low gravity irrigation and has the potential of expansion to cover 10,000 hectares. “Unfortunately, only 1,200 hectares of irrigable land have been fully developed. The Federal Government started the rehabilitation of the project in 2007. Sadly, progress in this regard has stalled. “The Federal Government should re-evaluate the project to make it fully functional,to provide employment and boost economic activities in the area”. Continuing, Ugwuanyi regretted that some Federal Government agencies in the state were indebted to it and contributed to its financial stress.
Ugwuanyi said:
“The government of the state will in this regard appreciate the intervention of the Federal Government to ensure the payment of huge debts owed the state by some federal agencies and establishments in the state. “They are the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) and the Federal College of Education, Eha-Amufu, which owe N2.3 billion, N10 billion and N190 million respectively in tax returns. “These institutions have continued to owe even though the state government provides infrastructure and other ancillary supports to them.”
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