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US Ambassador to Umahi: You’re putting government to work


Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State( Right )presenting a gift to the visiting United States’ Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Syminton during a banquet at the Governor’s Lodge, Government House in Abakaliki at weekend.

The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Stuart Symington, has lauded Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, for his developmental strides. Symington, who led a team of US diplomats to the state, said he was impressed that the governor was putting government to work for the benefit of the people.

The envoy, according to a statement, yesterday, by Umahi’s Chief Press Secretary, Emma Anya, also commended the governor for embarking on massive road construction to connect neighboring states, as this would lead to economic integration with Ebonyi’s neighbours.

He assured Umahi administration of Washington’s partnership, especially wooing investors to the state in the areas of agriculture and solid mineral development.He said: “The first critical step involves upgrading the economic fortunes of the state.

Setting up opportunities in this area would welcome business investors to this state   thereby making it possible for investment.The envoy urged the government to sustain the prevailing peace and security in the state, noting that no meaningful development can take place in an atmosphere of rancour.

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