Ugwuanyi presents five fire-fighting trucks to Enugu Fire Service

Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, on Thursday, handed over five newly procured Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing (IVM) fire fighting trucks to the state Fire Service for distribution to the five newly constructed Fire Service Stations across the three senatorial zones of the South-East state. Represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Simon Ortuanya, Ugwuanyi said that the gesture was to enhance the fire service efficiency and effective response to emergencies He reiterated the commitment of his administration to the safety and security of lives and property in the state,…

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Enugu approves N30,000 minimum wage

Enugu State Government has approved payment of N30,000 Minimum Wage for workers with effect from February, 2020. This followed the submission of the report of the joint committee of labour and the state government set up by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, for the negotiation of the consequential adjustment of the N30,000 Minimum Wage, the Enugu State Executive Council (EXCO) has approved the payment of the new wage for the state workers with effect from February 2020. Briefing newsmen at the Government House, Enugu, after a meeting with the Council, the leadership…

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Enugu airport gets over $1 million safety tools

  To be ranked amongst four best aerodrome in Nigeria   By the time the Enugu airport total rehabilitation is completed, the airport could rank amongst the best four aerodromes in the country as the Federal Government through the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has begun the installation of over $1 million (N362 million) Category two Instrument Landing System (ILS).   The airport is undergoing some of the best renovations ever done in any airport in Nigeria in recent time. The facility is also getting some of the best navigational…

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Safety: Enugu government demolishes structures encroaching on Akanu Ibiam Int’l Airport

    …Reiterates commitment to timely reopening of the airport The Enugu State Government in furtherance of its commitment to the timely and successful completion of the rehabilitation of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, carried out demolition exercise of buildings and structures that encroached on the airport land, for safety and security of lives and property. Addressing newsmen during the demolition, which was carried out by the Enugu Capital Territory Development Authority (ECTDA), led by its Executive Chairman, Dr. Josef Umunnakwe Onoh, in company of officials of the Federal…

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Ugwuanyi pledges support for people living with disabilities, donates N25m for para powerlifting championship

Enugu State governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has reiterated the commitment of his administration in improving the welfare and protecting the rights of people living with disabilities. He made the remark at the dinner organised by the Para Powerlifting Federation under the patronship of the wife of the President, Hajia Aisha Buhari, to raise funds for the Abuja 2020 para powerlifting World Cup championship held at the Base event Centre, Enugu. Ugwuanyi who made a donation of N25 million for the championship, said that his administration had been optimising opportunities for the…

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Enugu council polls: PDP rolls out timetable

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu State has rolled out its timetable for the forthcoming February 29 Local Government elections. According to the timetable, sales of forms is fixed for January 15, screening holds on 16th while January 17 is slated for appeal. The timetable stated that Ward Congress to elect three-man delegates will hold on 18th while councillorship and chairmanship primaries are fixed for 20th and 21st respectively. The state chairman, Augustine Nnamani, said that the forms would be available for everybody who feels he is qualified to…

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Reclaiming Enugu’s Lost Masterplan: Between Political Correctness and Municipal Expediency

By Uchenna Nwatu Demolition of structures – including undoubtedly illegal ones – is often a highly emotive subject. So the intense debate arising from the ongoing urban renewal drive of the Enugu State government aimed at reclaiming the capital city’s masterplan is clearly understandable. The beauty of cities is in their livability. A city loses its soul when its original masterplan is desecrated to such extent as has been witnessed in Enugu. What sort of rationalization can be made for the indiscriminate conversion of streets and buildings assigned as residential…

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Actress Rechael Okonkwo appointed as Ambassador on Youth Development in Enugu State by Governor Ugwuanyi

Nollywood actress, Rechael Okonkwo has been appointed as the Ambassador on Youth Development in Enugu State by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.   The excited actress took to Instagram to share the good news with her fans alongside sharing photos of herself posing side by side with the Enugu State governor as he presented the appointment letter to her.   She wrote in her caption: ‘I’m overwhelmed and glad to inform you that I have been appointed the ENUGU STATE AMBASSADOR ON YOUTH DEVELOPMENT by the state Governor, His excellency IFEANYI LAWRENCE UGWUANYI…

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Enugu Govt lifts embargo on employment

The Enugu State Government has lifted embargo on employment into the state civil service. Commissioner for Information, Mr Chidi Aroh, disclosed this while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the State Executive Council meeting on Thursday in Enugu. Aroh said the State Civil Service Commission and the Head of Service had been directed to start the recruitment processes. He said that the process would result in the recruitment of middle level and senior level cadre officers into the service. The commissioner said that the move was aimed at strengthening the…

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Ugwuanyi: A Leader’s Sense of Compassion 

COMPASSION. It simply means the willingness to be kind to others, to feel their pains and have the burning desire to help. Yes, it is about relating to what others experience and being there to assist them to remove the barriers or burden. One of the driving forces of exemplary leadership is compassion. Exceptional leaders must have empathy for their subjects. They are selfless and often pull others out of their troubles or frustration. They walk their talk. With the closure of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu for…

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