EBONYI STATE GOVERNMENT RECEIVED NZUKO UMUNNA AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE, ABAKALIKI

Ebonyi State News
Jan 15, 2018

EBONYI STATE GOVERNMENT RECEIVED NZUKO UMUNNA AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE, ABAKALIK
Ebonyi State Government has said it will only welcome partnership founded on mutual respect and values of the equality to redress the age long marginalization of the state. The Governor gave the indication while receiving a delegation of Nzuko Umunna led by Dr. Ifeanyi Uba who were in the state to drum support for their up-coming program “Hand Shake across the Niger”. Governor Umahi posited that Ebonyi State no longer wear the tag of most backward state in the Eastern Nigeria, having tackled most of the development challenges. According to the Governor, the story of Ebonyi has changed positively as such, its inhabitant can stand shoulder to shoulder with their peers across the country. David Umahi while commending the initiative of Nzuko Umunna, advised all prayers and initiative to resign from active politics and remain apolitical as any form of political attachment may dent the position of the group.
Governor Umahi observed that a coalition of South East and South-South governors have already set a platform for a more stable and united Nigeria by building inter-regional bridges of unity politically and economically. Engr. Dr. David Umahi expressed hope that the movement will further harness Igbo initiative and spirit, to better the lots of the country; but frowned on how Ebonyi state was shut out of its formation stage, which he said was against the principles of equality and fair play. In a remark, the spokesperson for the group, Professor Homphry Ojeaku said the initiative was born out of the needs for the Igbos to spread their wings and synergize with other ethnic nationalities. According to him, the group recognizes that Igbos were not getting fair deal in a country where Late Dr. Nmadi Azikwe led the foundation for its independence. He further stated that the hand shake across the Niger initiative would kick off in Enugu with an elaborate ceremony which will be attended by Monarch from both Igbo and Yoruba race in a bid to build a formidable alliance between the two ethnic groups. Other speakers included Dr. Ifeanyi Uba and Jude Ndukwe advocated for support of all Igbo citizens to the group.  


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