Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has appealed to affluent individuals, organizations and communities to support his administration’s efforts towards the actualization of government’s vision for the rapid development of the rural areas and the state at large.
Governor Ugwuanyi made the appeal at Imezi Okpogho in Ezeagu Local Government Area of the state while inaugurating the Imezi Okpogho water borehole and electricity projects, initiated and executed by an indigene of the community, Chief Chris Okpoko to serve the needs of his people.
The governor who commended the sponsor of the projects, Chief Okpoko, for his patriotic instinct and level of commitment and dedication to the progress of the state and his community, urged the people of the area to appreciate his exemplary gesture by protecting and improving on his legacies.
Governor Ugwuanyi while reaffirming his administration’s commitment to developmental projects that will bring succor to people residing in the rural areas, despite the limited resources at government’s disposal due to the nation’s current economic difficulties, called on affluent individuals in various communities in the state, to emulate Chief Okpoko’s worthy example by carrying out projects that will improve the lives of their people.
Earlier in an address, the sponsor of the projects, Chief Okpoko, said he embarked on the projects in order to provide solutions to the majority of the needs of his people, adding that “there is no way government alone can solve the entire problems of the populace”.
He thanked the governor for making out time to commission the projects and urged him to consider the community for more development programmes that would impact positively on the lives of the people of the area.