Minister commissions Ogun, Enugu communication centres

The Emergency Communication Centres (NCC) established by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) in both Ogun and Enugu states have been commissioned by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami. The two NCC projects were part of the seven projects inaugurated by the Minister during the virtual commissioning of the batch nine of digital economy projects for a Digital Nigeria which took place at the Communications & Digital Economy Complex, Mbora, Abuja on Friday, April 23, 2021. The ECCs are deliberate projects embarked upon by the…

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NIPOST inaugurates CBT centre in Enugu

The Postmaster General of the Federation, Dr Ismail Adewusi, on Monday, inaugurated a state-of-the-art Computer Based Test (CBT) centre and mini post office in Enugu. Adewusi said that the move was one of the surest ways to achieve the Universal Postal Union (UPU) standard. He said that the essence of the UPU was to provide adequate postal services to Nigerians. “Our vision is to have no fewer than 10,000 post offices across the country. At the moment, we have close to 4,000 post offices,” he said. The postmaster general said…

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Ugwuanyi inaugurates nine-man Audit Committee on World Bank‘s movable assets, as Eya panel submits report on Oruku crisis

ENUGU State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, on Monday, inaugurated a nine-man Audit Committee to inquire, investigate, ascertain and take proper inventory of all the movable assets formally allocated to, or purchased by, the various World Bank/Development Partner Assisted Projects/Programmes in the state, from January 1, 2015 to date. The Audit Committee is headed by Uche Nnadi, who was sworn- in by Ugwuanyi at the EXCO Chambers, Lion Building, Government House, Enugu, as his Special Adviser, shortly before the inauguration. Nnadi until his new appointment, was the State Focal Person, World Bank/Development…

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WHO scores Enugu high in COVID-19, Yellow fever response

The World Health Organisation (WHO) commended the Enugu State government over its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and Yellow fever in the state. The WHO’s Country Preparedness and International Health Regulations Officer, Dr. Ibrahim Mamadu, gave the commendation at the Sub-national Health Security Assessment of International Health regulations (IHR) Core Capacities in Enugu. Mamadu said the state had done well in the handling of Yellow fever and COVID-19 pandemic. He urged the state to build on present capacity to ensure adequate preparedness against outbreak of diseases. The WHO official said:…

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Anglican Primate expresses confidence in Enugu governor’s leadership qualities

The 5th Archbishop, Metropolitan and Primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Most Rev. Henry Chukwudum Ndukuba, has expressed the Church’s confidence in the leadership qualities of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State. Primate Ndukuba told Gov. Ugwuanyi that “you are one of the young men in politics we can look up to and have confidence that this nation has a future”. Speaking when he led his entourage to the Government House, Enugu, on a courtesy call, ahead of the grand opening ceremony of the Church’s 5-day conference, holding…

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COVID-19: 7,300 residents so far receive first jab of vaccine in Enugu

No fewer than 7,300 residents of Enugu State have so far received their first jabs of Astrazeneca COVID-19 vaccine on the eight-day of the ongoing vaccination in the state. Dr George Ugwu, Executive Secretary of the Enugu State Primary Health Care Development Agency (ENS-PHCDA), made the disclosure to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Sunday.   Ugwu said that the number represented those vaccinated as at 12 noon on Sunday.   “In Enugu State, we have given the vaccine to up to 7,300 residents without any adverse…

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Fight against COVID-19: Ihekweazu commends Ugwuanyi

Director-General (D-G) of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, has commended Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, for the “amazing job” his administration has been doing with the federal agency in the fight against COVID-19 in the South-East state. He gave the commendation when he paid a courtesy visit on Ugwuanyi on Wednesday at the Government House, Enugu. Ihekweazu said: “It has been an amazing experience in Enugu State for the 13 months we have been responding to the biggest pandemic of our life time”. He said…

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Ugwuanyi, others receive COVID-19 vaccine jabs

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, his deputy, Mrs Cecilia Ezeilo, and the state’s Chief Judge, Justice Priscilla Emehelu, on Monday, received doses of COVID-19 vaccine jabs at the Government House, Enugu. The event was witnessed by the Wife of the Governor, Mrs. Monica Ugwuanyi; Commissioner for Health, Dr Ikechukwu Obi; and Dr George Ugwu, Executive Secretary, Enugu State Primary Health Care Development Agency (ENS-PHCDA), among others. In his speech, Ugwu said that the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine “is safe and its efficacy remained highly reliable”. He noted that this…

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Ugwuanyi pledges support for Service Chiefs

Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has pledged his administration’s maximum cooperation and support for the newly appointed Service Chiefs , to enable them perform their duties of protecting the territorial integrity of the country and warding off external aggression, successfully. He spoke during an interactive session between the new Service Chiefs and stakeholders in Enugu State, held Thursday , at the Government House, Enugu. Represented by the deputy, governor, Mrs Ceculia Ezeilo, Ugwuanyi expressed optimism that the engagement will deepen and strengthen the current synergy between the state government and…

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Enugu Govt shuts T-Junction for construction of flyover

Enugu State Government has announced the shutdown of roads leading to Abakpa T-Junction and its adjoining roads by midnight of March 8. Commissioner for Information, Chidi Aroh, said on Monday that work on the Flyover Project at the T-Junction-Nike road would commence on Tuesday, March 9 as scheduled. Aroh led the government inspection team to the construction yard of the IDC Construction Limited. The contractor said it would deliver the project before the end of 2021. The Commissioner was accompanied by his Works counterpart, Greg Nnani, and that of Housing,…

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