Governor David Umahi New year message 2018
Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has urged Nigerians to enthrone an economy where oil is virtually unimportant. According to him, it was time Nigeria diversified her sources of living.
In a New Year message by his Chief Press Secretary, Emmanuel Uzor, the governor said the nation had lost agriculture, the mainstay of the economy and lived in an elusive petroleum economy over the years.”
He noted that his administration was priotising to displace the oil economy.
The statement read: “As we graciously and thankfully enter into the new year 2018, I want to thank God for His love in the past years especially 2017 that just ended with various challenges that faced us as a people. It is my earnest desire that we must live beyond oil and dust and fan to flame our agriculture, which used to make us tick before the discovery of oil.
As it stands now, a day Cometh when there will be no revenue coming from petroleum sector and that is why we, in Ebonyi State, have started to go back to agriculture evident in our 2018 budget which we tagged Budget of Divine Manifestation.”