Posted by News Express | 4 March 2022 | 538 times
By CHARLES IWUOHA
Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has performed the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a Computer Village Estate at Uda Odeji in Abakaliki.
Speaking during the event, Governor Umahi commended the people of Amike Aba and Ntezi Aba Villages for donating the land for the project.
“Let me commend first, the Commissioner for Trade and Investment, the Chairman of Ebonyi Local Government, His Highness, Eze Oketa, and all those who made this to happen.
“I will say with God, working with you have made today a possibility. We are going to give you every assistance so that this place can develop so fast.
“You have seen our Mall, it is second to none in the whole West Africa, we have the Airport, it is second to none in Nigeria and it is going to be deployed in May/June.”
Umahi called on the people of South East to always invest within the region to ensure consistent transformation of the zone.
“If the Igbos can bring 10 percent of their investments home, then this place can become the Japan of Africa, we are set for business.”
Governor Umahi also announced plans to affiliate the Ebonyi State College of Education, Ikwo with the Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, for the total revitalization of the Institution.
“The College of Education in Ikwo, we want to revive it because everyone is interested in Degree. You have to look for a kind of affiliation with Ebonyi State University, so you have to start the process.
“Why we do big things is because we were neglected in the past and let me tell every Igbo man to rise and condemn this thing called unknown gunmen. Businesses are moving away from ala Igbo, for what? I have gone to Mr. President and we have initiated moves for a political solution for our brother Nnamdi Kanu, so we have to rise against this sit-at-home.
“Let me commend Ebubeagu. Ebonyians must know the good work these people are doing in supporting the security.
“If you are obedient and willing, Ebubeagu will help you. But if you are troublesome, Ebubeagu will handle you within the limit of the Law,” the Governor said.
In her remarks, the Commissioner for Trade and Investment, Barrister Chioma Nweze, congratulated the State on the realization of the project.
“We are happy that this event is taking place today, today they have come to actualize our dream, so we thank them and we thank you for making this happen.”
The President-General, Association of Computer Village Merchants of Nigeria, Chief Tony Nwakaeze, noted that the establishment of the project in the State would further bring development.
In his remarks, Chairman of South East Traditional Rulers Council, Eze Charles Mkpuma, thanked the Governor for the initiative and prayed for the grace to complete the project.
The representative of the President-General of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Professor George Obiozor, congratulated Ebonyians on the milestone.
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