JUST IN: Umahi ‘ll exceed Nigerians’ expectations – Anyim

From Okwe Obi, Abuja

A former Senate President, Anyim Pius Anyim on Monday assured Nigerians that the Minister of Works, Senator Dave Umahi, would exceed their expectations in the Ministry.

Anyim, also a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation made his speech at the reception organized in the honour of Umahi by the Ebonyi State Government….CONTINUE READING

The reception was attended by the former First Lady, Patience Jonathan, All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Ganduje, Former President of the Senate, Ken Nnamani, Ebonyi State Governor, Nwifuru Francis Ogbonna, Retired Supreme Court Justice, Justice Aboki, Senator Ireti Kingigbe, Sen. Hashiru Oyinlola, Prince Arthur Eze and former APC National Vice Chairman, South West, Chief Pius Akinyelure

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Also in attendance were: Amb. Frank Ogbuewu, Deputy Gov. Anambra State, Chief Bisi Akande, Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon Benjamin Kalu, Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, former governor of Ogun State, Sen. Gbenga Daniel, APC National Secretary, Senator Basiru, Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma, Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe and former governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose.

Anyim, speaking as Chairman of the occasion said, “We are here gathered to celebrate Umahi as Minister of works.

“The gathering speaks volume of the expectations of Nigerians. We are here gathered to thank Mr. President for appointing one of our own.
We urge you to go and conquer. Our guest, Umahi, would exceed Nigerians expectations.”

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Also in her welcome address, the Secretary to Ebony State Government, Prof. Grace Umezuruike extolled the achievements of Umahi as Ebonyi State Governor.

According to her, Umahi’s achievements as a governor qualified him as Minister of Works.

Prof. Umezuruike who said that Umahi took time out to supervise projects awarded in his government, called on the staff of Ministry of Works to be ready to work at the pace of Umahi.

She reeled out the infrastructural edifice constructed by the Minister of Works as a governor.

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According to her, Umahi has been given Ministry of Works to redeem Nigeria from infrastructural decay.

“Works staff should be ready to undergo your military training in executing projects.

One dignitary to another took time to give a goodwill message, praising Umahi for the good works he did as governor, stating that they would expect more of that at the federal level from him as Minister of Works.

On his part, the Deputy Speaker, Benjamin Kalu told him that he is an Ambassador from South East and should not disappoint the zone….CONTINUE READING