Orji commends Buhari over award on Umahi
Ebonyi State Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Uchenna Orji, yesterday, thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for recognising efforts of state governor, David Umahi, by conferring on him National Award of Commander Order of the Niger (CON), describing him as a patriotic leader.
Orji, who stated this in a congratulatory message in Abakaliki, noted that the state sees the award of honour on Umahi as a manifestation of the positive public opinion on achievements of his administration as Governor of Ebonyi State, adding that the Buhari did not make any mistake in choosing Umahi for the award.
He described the governor as a destiny builder, who has not only transformed the state both economically and infrastructurally, but has emancipated and positioned the people to control their destiny as a people.
He added that Ebonyi is now a shining light and flagship of excellence in innovative and transformative governance.
The message reads: “It is with a deep sense of responsibility that I convey the profound felicitations of my family, management and staff of the Ministry of Information and State Orientation to a champion of innovative leadership, Umahi and Chairman, South East Governors’ Forum, on his meritorious National Honours Award as Commander Order of the Niger (CON) by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari.”
“While we thank Buhari for recognising efforts of Umahi in building a nation of our pride, we pray God Almighty to continue to lift the governor in bounds as he brazes for greater service to our fatherland.
“We treasure this award of honour as a manifestation of the positive public opinion on achievements of your administration as governor of the state.
“We thank God for decorating you with the ability and passion to perform wonders capable of breaking world record of Africa’s development profile.
“Indeed, we are indebted to you as a people. You have given face to the faceless, hope to the hopeless and meaning to future of the people of Ebonyi. We have been emancipated and properly positioned to control our own destiny as a people.”