Nnamani pledges even
dev in 2006
Governor of Enugu State, Chimaroke Nnamani,
has declared the New Year as that of fuller realisation of the
objectives of government in building the best infrastructure
base as well as spread of development for the gains of the
majority of the citizens.
The governor in his New Year
(2006) message to the people of Enugu State, reaffirmed his
satisfaction on the phenomenal progress government had made in
transforming the State in 2005 adding that this had proven
that his administration had taken the right path in pursuit of
such structures, projects and programmes which would elevate
the State from its former civil-service culture to one of
fuller economic initiatives capable of revealing the best of
the individual and groups.
According to Governor
Nnamani, the first phase of his administration was to cut the
path, especially in his construction and rebuilding of the
erstwhile road network, which, once again, opened the various
parts of the state to citizens and other Nigerians.
This he said, had been
followed with established efforts in development of other
factors of the emerging social environment, such as housing,
educational institutions and facilities, human development,
poverty reduction and people-empowerment.
He said the State
Administration had established vast infrastructure development
such as the permanent site of the State University at Ebeano
City; the State University Teaching Hospital; the
International Conference Centre; Judiciary Headquarters;
Artisan-Okpara Avenue Tunnel Crossing; Nza-Chime Avenue link
road; Dualised Chime Avenue and the many others.
These, the Governor said,
were like building the outlines, platforms and visual
structures, which largely constituted the first task, while
the New Year 2006 would be for the consummation of the
finishing touches, aesthetics and full utilisation and
upgrading of the enterprises to be undertaken in those
He urged Enugu citizens,
both at home and abroad, to key in to the efforts of the
government to fully consummate the challenge posed by the
culture of excellence already well stated in the objective
analysis and declaration of Enugu State as the best governed
in our dear Nigeria.
On the conduct of citizens
in welcoming the new 2006, he counselled that care must be
taken so that people would not get sucked into such conducts
that may impair their entry into the New Year.
In his words, "a new year is
worth celebrating but such cannot be carried to abort one’s
healthy participation in the promises of another blessed year
of the Good Lord."
He averred that people must
always have a grip on their emotions so as not to injure or
impair the social well being of fellow citizens just because
they were happy to breeze into another year.
Arguing that it could be
wrong for people to throw away old belongings, such that cause
serious environmental problems, he pleaded with the citizens
to appreciate that a new year was for them to adjust
themselves, plan for the unfolding year and take good care of
existing property, instead of littering the streets with old
On that note Governor
Nnamani reminded the people that such personal or group
property which they may be tempted to throw away, would be of
immense use for others and could be directed at the charities
to help the needy.