The former Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ogbonnaya Onovo has
extolled the leadership virtues of Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu
State, describing him as a visionary and “wonderful” leader whose
style of politics is sincere, inclusive and result-oriented.
Speaking at the colourful flag-off ceremony of the construction work
on the all-important Ogonogoeji-Ndiagu-Akpugo rural road (from Atavu
Bailey Bridge to Afor Onovo), which attracted many leaders of
“Nkanuland”, Mr. Onovo expressed delight that after years of neglect
by past administrations, Gov. Ugwuanyi was able to remember the people
of the area by commencing work on the road.
The former IGP, who applauded Gov. Ugwuanyi for keeping faith with his
promise to construct the road shortly after he inspected it, regretted
that the road had not witnessed any development in the past.
He also commended Gov. Ugwuanyi for his commitment to good governance,
transparency, accountability, peace, justice and fair play, noting
that the governor was able to utilize the lean resources of the state
to pay workers’ salaries and retirees’ pensions and still execute
massive development projects across the three senatorial districts of
the state, especially in the rural areas.
Mr. Onovo added that Gov. Ugwuanyi’s good works and his commitment to
peace have earned Enugu State the enviable status of “the safest state
in the country”, saying: “I am happy to be here to identify with you,
Your Excellency”.
The former police chief noted that Gov. Ugwuanyi’s approach to
governance in the state also inspired him to transfer his voters’ card
from Abuja to Enugu to be able to participate in the forthcoming
general elections as well as support the governor’s re-election in
Also speaking, the Executive Chairman of Nkanu West Local Government
Area, Hon. Henry Okenwa also thanked Gov. Ugwuanyi for the numerous
development projects his administration is executing in the council
especially the Agbani-Amurri road, which he said was witnessing
development for the first time in the past 100 years.
The member representing Nkanu East/ West federal constituency, Hon.
Emeka Ujam, two former Military Administrators from Akpugo community,
Cmdr. James Aneke and Col. Anthony Obi, among other speakers equally
praised the governor for commencing work on the road, assuring him of
their firm support in 2019.
Flagging off the project, Gov. Ugwuanyi described the event as
“historic and significant” being “the very first state government road
in the entire Akpugo zone”, disclosing that the other roads in the
area were either done by the local government council or by private
Gov. Ugwuanyi recalled that his administration had
earlier constructed the first phase of the Agbani-Amurri road and has
extended the construction work into Amurri community, saying: “As I
speak, resources are being mobilized for the commencement of work on
the Omuoha-Obuoffia road”.
Gov. Ugwuanyi added that the construction of the roads was in keeping
with his administration’s promise to develop the rural areas in order
to improve the standard of living of rural
dwellers and boost economic activities in all of parts of the state.
He maintained that the road, when completed, will not only bring
desired relief but will also usher in a new era of development and
prosperity for the people of the area.
Commending all the Royal Fathers, Community leaders,
stakeholders and the entire people of Akpugoland for the wonderful
reception, they have given us today and for their unwavering support
for his administration, Gov. Ugwuanyi reassured the people of the
state that the government will not relent in its efforts until the
impacts of good governance are felt in every community in the state.