- Enugu state governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, famously called 'GburuGburu' has once again confirmed his populist and welfarist ideas
- In the spirit of Christmas, he has offered free ride to Enugu indigenes to return home to celebrate Christmas
- Indigenes who will benefit from this are those who are duly registered with the Enugu state town unions in their respective states of residence
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu has offered free transportation for indigenes of the state residing in other parts of Nigeria, who intend to return home to celebrate Christmas with their loved ones.
The gesture of the governor is coming barely a week after he approved a 13th month salary for the state’s civil servants as an added boost to celebrate the forthcoming Christmas.
The governor's gesture was announced by the managing director, Enugu State Transport Company (ENTRACO), Bob Itanyi.
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According to Itanyi, the gesture was borne out of Governor Ugwuanyi’s magnanimity and enduring resolve to ameliorate the sufferings of the people of the state as well as give them a sense of belonging as the true heroes of democracy.
He explained that the free transportation exercise will commence on Tuesday, December 19 and end on Saturday, December 23.
Enugu indigenes resident in Abuja, Lagos, Jos, Ibadan, Kaduna, Kano, Minna, Gombe, Ilorin, Sokoto, Jalingo, Bauchi, Nasarawa, Port Harcourt, among others will benefit from the government's gesture
Itanyi however said that the beneficiaries must be those who are duly registered with the Enugu state town unions in their respective states of residence, adding the company is coordinating the exercise with the leadership of the unions in the affected states, for accountability and effective result.
He disclosed that the returnees on arrival will be formally received by the state commissioner for transport, and other senior government officials.
“The leaders of the Enugu state town union in the respective states have been mobilized to ensure that our people benefit from this welfare scheme, which the state government has extended to the people of the state.
“We, therefore, sincerely thank the governor for this gesture, which has once again demonstrated his love, kindness and passion for the well-being of the people of Enugu state," Itanyi said.
Just recently, Governor Ugwuanyi shocked political watchers in Enugu state by appointing a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Peter Okonkwo, as a commissioner.
Ugwuanyi, 53, submitted Okonkwo's name to the Enugu state House of Assembly on Thursday, December 7, for screening and confirmation.
Interestingly, Okonkwo is an elder brother of Kenneth, a veteran Nollywood actor and a fierce critic of Ugwuanyi’s administration.
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