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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‘Enugu Pensioners Were No Longer Expecting They Could Ever be Paid’

Lawyer and prolific writer, Nana Ogbodo, often brings an unmistakable passion to every endeavour he has been involved, as evident in his current job as Executive Secretary of the Local Government Staff Pensions Board in Enugu State. Despite the herculean task that payment of pensions has invariably become in Nigeria, he has sufficiently surmounted this challenge and earned the pensioners’ trust and support for his principal, the state’s governor, as a result. In this interview, Ogbodo outlines the achievements made by the present administration in putting smiles on pensioners’ faces,…

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APC Has Destroyed Our Economy

79-year-old former secretary-general of Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo, Chief Nduka Eya, reminisces on Nigeria’s 57th independence anniversary and laments the nation’s present state in an interview with journalists in Enugu. Excerpts presented by Ngozi Ikpeama  What was your career like? I schooled at Dennis Memorial Grammar School, Onitsha. I worked at the Federal Polytechnic, Idah, as a registrar after my tutelage at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. I was a commissioner for education in the old Anambra State. When (former governor) Jim Nwobodo came to power I was pulled from my…

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