COVID-19: NCDC announces 58 new infections as at April 6

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 58 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 163,388.   The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Tuesday.   The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the country’s daily new cases continue to follow a downward trajectory, from an all-time high of 2,314 on Jan. 22 of the country’s daily new positive cases down to 48, as of March 29.   “On April 6, 58 new confirmed cases were recorded…

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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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Enugu governor’s wife urges women to protect their rights

Wife of Enugu State Governor, Mrs. Monica Ugochi Ugwuanyi, has urged Nigerian women in positions of authority to champion and protect the rights and privileges of women in the country. She spoke at an event to commemorate this year’s International Women’s Day in Enugu State, Mrs Ugwuanyi said: “It is obvious that women’s rights need to be brought to par with that of men to ensure equality and justice” stressing that it is only strong feminist movements that can create thriving democracy and a catalyst of positive change. The governor’s…

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​Pantami, Abdullahi laud Ugwuanyi as Enugu empowers 50 PLWDs with Digital tools

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) and the Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), have showered encomiums on Enugu State Governor, His Excellency, Rt Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, for the administration’s immense contributions towards empowering fifty Persons Living With Disabilities (PLWDs) with digital tools. Dr. Pantami speaking at the closing ceremony of the 5-Day digital skills training for the PLWDs in Enugu State, said that theme of the training “IT and Entrepreneurship” aptly captures a number of the pillars of the Ministry’s National…

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Ugwuanyi, IGP: Any policing not localised can never tackle modern security challenges

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State and the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Muhammed Adamu, have advised the South-East to embrace community policing to checkmate security challenges. They gave the advice on Tuesday in Enugu during a sensitisation workshop for the people of the zone on community policing system and its merits. Ugwuanyi, represented by the Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, Chief Peter Okonkwo, said that any policing that was not localised could not produce the desired result in tackling modern security challenges. He said the state maintained its status as…

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Ugwuanyi assures AIG Zone 13 of support

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has assured the new Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 13, Dunukofia, Anambra State, Mohammed Hafiz, of his administration’s continued support to the zone, to enable it perform effectively. He spoke on Friday when he received in audience the new AIG, who paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House, Enugu. He said that his administration remains committed to security issues and will give the new AIG, the needed support to succeed in office. The governor added that it…

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Ugwuanyi inaugurates 272 Special Constabulary police

Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, on Friday, inaugurated 272 Special Constabulary police. The police constables were recently recruited and trained at the Oji River Police College, Oji River , for Community Policing in the state. Performing the inauguration at the Government House, Enugu, Ugwuanyi said that 16 police constables were recruited from each of the 17 local government areas of the state. He added that they were drawn from the existing Neighborhood Watch Associations and Forest Guards. Ugwuanyi said that the Special Constables will be deployed to their various wards…

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