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In Ebonyi: Umahi inaugurates committees on SDG projects, Abakaliki ring road


The Governor of Ebonyi State , Engr. Chief David   Umahi, has inaugurated Ebonyi State Implementation Committee on Sustainable Development Goals  projects and the Steering Committee for the proposed 198-kilometre  ring road in the state.

Governor David Umahi (C) with the members of the two committees
Addressing members of the two committees at the Government House, Abakaliki,   Umahi directed them to work assiduously to ensure that the rural electrification projects embarked upon by his  administration in six  local government areas  is  ready for inauguration  on 15th November.

He also ordered  that those of  the remaining seven LGAs   be ready for inauguration on 30th November, 2016.

The governor said, Through the SDG, we  have embarked on the implementation of a number of projects in six Local Government Areas  but very significant among them is the rural electrification project , especially  street light . I am directing that that job must be inaugurated  by   15th of November. So you have to write it down and the other job for the remaining seven LGAs must be ready by 30th of November. "


He advised the LG caretaker chairmen to do everything within their powers to ensure that the projects sited in their areas were protected.

Engr. Umahi also expressed happiness over  the cleanliness of Abakaliki, the state capital, saying the city would be made more beautiful during Christmas.

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"Since, the Secretary to the State Government doubles as the Commissioner for Environment now,  he     has to start looking at the possibility of decorating the city ahead of Christmas.   I must express my pride in the SSG over what they are doing in the  town and I think everybody must see a very clear difference over the sanitation of the capital city," the governor added.

He disclosed  that the African Development Bank  had indicated interest to fund the Abakaliki Ring Road  project and directed the SSG  and the Commissioner for Solid Mineral, Sylvanus Nwakwaegu,  to prepare to defend ''our  position  in the mining programme coming up between 24th and 29th of this month.''

While  Engr. Umahi  said  the mining  committee should  be led by the SSG, he stated  that the steering committee would be led by Commissioner for Finance, Barrister, Dennis Ekumankama.

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