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Ebonyi State’s Governor, Francis Ogbonnaya Nwifuru, encourages the people of the state to provide constructive feedback and show patience while his administration works towards meeting the demands of the citizens.
Nwifuru’s appeal was delivered during a media conversation and stewardship assessment conducted by executive members in Abakaliki, in commemoration of Nigeria’s 63rd Independence Day and Ebonyi State’s 27th year since its inception.
According to the Governor, this event is an opportunity for his executive council members to highlight the modest achievements of his administration from May 29, 2023.
‘It would afford the Commissioners the opportunity to showcase their modest achievements since assumption of office on 29 May 2023’, he said.
Nwifuru, also noted that serving as Governor is an opportunity to work for Ebonyi people at this critical time, said the manifesto of his administration is to consolidate on the achievements of the immediate past administration of Governor David Nwaeze Umahi.
He revealed that within one hundred and fifty-two days of his administration, he had been mandated to initiate policies that are focused on the fundamental needs of the people.
‘The Commissioners are the ones in charge of the implementation of our manifesto and today we are here to interact with you to disclose our modest achievements and strides. This portrays our commitment to our adherence to the tenets of democracy.’
‘We have set the foundation for the future to serve Ebonyi people and serve the future of our children and to satisfy the needs of our people.’
‘We request that you continue to support us because the government cannot do it alone. We need constructive criticism and patience because we are not perfect. It is our collective responsibility to ensure that we deliver’, he reiterated.
In his previous state the Ebonyi State Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Hon. Jude Chikadibia Okpor, said executive council members will inform and account for what they have accomplished in a short while.
‘You have your clear vision of leadership well gazetted. You are here to tell Ebonyi what you have achieved over the shortest period of time. Governance is based on the needs and wants of the people.’
‘Exco members are going to tell the whole world what you have achieved. It is the direction of what you will achieve in the next eight years’, he stated.
In the lead-up to the stewardship presentation, Professor Ben Odoh, the Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of the State, asserted that his ministry has embraced digitalisation as a transformative change since May 29.
He brought attention to the fact that Ebonyi State now operates an e-ministry of justice, making it easy for the public to track case progress and choose lawyers dedicated to their cases.
‘We have developed an e-ministry of justice. You can sit at your house and check our case in court and see what we are doing at the Ministry of Justice. With this, we will be able to know lawyers who are not serious with their cases’, he said.