Enugu Government resumes 2020 Christmas carnival after six years

Enugu State Government, on Sunday, began the 2020 Christmas carnival with a praise and worship amidst observation of the Coronavirus protocol.   The carnival was last held six years ago after the last administration of the state.   The praise and worship held on Sunday featured gospel singers like Chinyere Udoma, Evangelist Chidi Ibenado and the Enugu Choral Group.           Scripture readings were taken by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, the state Chief Judge, Justice Priscilla Emehelu, and a former Minister of Power, Prof Barth Nnaji.   Other…

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Ekweremadu heads PDP Committee on Electoral Act, Constitutional Amendment

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has set up a committee on the proposed amendment of the Electoral Act and the 1999 Constitution (as amended).   The Committee, according to a statement by PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja on Friday, would be chaired by former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremmadu.   According to Ologbondiyan, the committee is to, among others, collate inputs from critical stakeholders as well as engage relevant civil society organisations on the amendments.           “The committee is also expected…

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Enugu’s N169b 2021 Budget Elicits Growth Optimism

  Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has presented a budget estimate of N169,845,758.500 to the state’s house of assembly. The 2021 budget christened “Budget of Recovery and Continued Growth” is 13.8% higher than the revised 2020 estimates. Also, in the 2021 budget, capital expenditure is significantly higher than recurrent expenditure. The budgetary figure for the former is N101b, representing 60% of the total budget, while the sum for the latter is N68.711b. This represents 40% of the entire budget figure. This ratio of capital expenditure to recurrent expenditure is…

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Enugu holds public hearing on 2021 draft budget, as ESCET honours Ugwuanyi

Enugu State government, on Monday, engaged its citizens on the 2021 draft budget of the state government with the aim of giving the members of the public the opportunity “to make inputs into the appropriation document thereby making it a citizens budget.”   In a keynote address, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi said that “the event is not just a formality, but a deliberate and sincere attempt to activate one of the key pillars of our governance style and tendency”   Represented by the Deputy Governor, Mrs Cecilia Ezeilo, Ugwuanyi said that…

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Gov. Ugwuanyi Attends Traditional Marriage Of Deaconess Ifeoma Nwobodo’s Daughter (Photos)

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, on Saturday, attended the traditional marriage of Hon. Nwabueze Nnamani (left), former Chief of Staff and the Chairman of Governing Council, Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu.   Enugunow reports that among other dignitaries that graced the occasion include, Deaconess Ifeoma Nwobodo and her husband, Hon. Justice Afam Nwobodo, Hon. Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo, Senator Dr. Jim Ifeanyichukwu Nwobodo and his wife, Pat.     

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Enugu Govt to commence verification of pensioners Jan 4

Enugu State Government has announced the commencement of the second phase of verification for pensioners whose pension accounts are domiciled in the Office of the Accountant-General of the state.   This was contained in a statement by the Enugu State Head of Service, Ken Chukwuegbo, in Enugu on Tuesday.   Chukwuegbo said that the exercise would commence in the pensioners’ respective banks from January 4, 2021 and end on March 4.   He advised pensioners to physically present their pension verification numbers to their bank for verification through the Bank…

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Enugu Govt trains civil servants on ICT, as don advises FG on youth development

Enugu State Government has commenced “A-Three week training on Information Communication Technology (ICT) for the state’s civil servants. Declaring the training open, the State Head of Service, Mr. Ken Chukwuegbo, said that the essence of the exercise was to enhance the intellectual ability of the civil servants to meet up with the demands of modern administrative engagements and to get a civil service knowledge-based society.   He said that “training is utmost”, stressing that “for any government to be successful, it requires the inputs of civil servants”.   Chukwuegbo commended…

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Gov. Ugwuanyi Welcomes Dana Air to Enugu

The Enugu State Governor, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Uguanyi, on Tuesday commended Dana Air for its decision to restart flights to the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu The Governor made the remark during a courtesy visit by Dana Air’s management team to the Government House on the airline’s inaugural flight to the state. Dr Ugwuanyi while receiving the Management team of Dana Air led by the Chief Operating officer Obi Mbanuzuo said, ”we are happy to have a reputable airline like Dana Air in Enugu state.” ”Enugu state is peaceful and…

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COVID-19: Enugu Govt constitutes nine-man taskforce on FG’s N1bn fund

lauds Buhari over career appointments to NYSC presidential awardees   Enugu State Government has inaugurated a nine-man state steering taskforce for the utilization of the Federal Government N1 billion Presidential Trust Fund (PTF) for cushioning the effects of COVID-19 infection in the state.   Inaugurating the task force at the Government House, Enugu, the chairman of Enugu State COVID-19 Committee and Deputy Governor, Mrs Cecilia Ezeilo, said that the fund “is to cushion effects of COVID-19 infection”   She noted that the Taskforce has the mandate of ensuring that the…

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Yellow Fever spreads to three more communities in Enugu

Enugu State Government has confirmed the reports of strange deaths in some communities in Nsukka, Isi-Uzo, and Igbo-Etiti local government areas of the state. Commissioner for Health, Prof Ikechukwu Obi, in a statement on Sunday night, disclosed that the ministry’s Rapid Response Team, LGA Rapid Response Teams, in collaboration with International and National Partners, had visited the communities to investigate the reports and had taken samples for testing. The statement reads: “Following the confirmed cases of Yellow Fever in Igbo -Eze North local government area of Enugu State and the…

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