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N’Assembly commends Ugwuanyi’s development strides in Enugu

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The leadership of the National Assembly has said Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s development strides demonstrate that it could produce one of the best governors in Nigeria and Africa.

They stated that Ugwuanyi had excelled in infrastructure development, peace and good governance even with the lean resources available to the state, stressing that his style of governance was worthy of emulation.

Chairman, Senate Committee on Science and Technology, Uche Ekwunife, who stated this when she and members of the committee visited Ugwuanyi, stressed that the National Assembly was impressed that the governor had excelled in spite of the challenges.

“So, on behalf of the Senate President and the National Assembly, I commend you and inform you that we are all celebrating you in Abuja. You have shown that a product of the National Assembly can be one of the best governors in Nigeria today and actually in Africa,” she said.

Ekwunife told Ugwuanyi that the committee visited Enugu State to exercise its oversight function in the National Board for Technology Incubation (NBTI) centres in the South East zone, with a view to promoting, facilitating and actualising the agency’s set objectives.

While stressing the need for enhanced partnership between the state, councils and NBTI in nurturing and growing technology-based enterprises for entrepreneurs to develop their businesses, she applauded the state government for its given to the agency.

She urged the governor to continue his administration’s support for the Technology Incubation Centres (TICs) in the state, to serve as a viable platform for the government to create more employment for youths and women, as well as “get our restive youths to be sufficiently self-reliant in creating wealth.”

Responding, Ugwuanyi, who commended their initiative and interest in the Technology Incubation Programme, with regard to its potentials for accelerating Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) development and its benefits, reassured that his administration would continue to partner the TICs in Enugu.

He urged the committee to lead the advocacy and inspire required legislative action for optimising the benefits of the Technology Incubation Programme for employment and wealth creation for Nigerians.

Other members of the committee on the visit are, Obinna Ogba (Ebonyi Central), Istifanus Gyang (Plateau North), Alkali Saidu Ahmed (Gombe North) and Director-General of NBTI, Dr. Mohammed Jibrin.


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