The executive Governor of Ebonyi, Engr. David Umahi, has disclosed the sole reasons why he appointed over 1,000 aides on assumption of office in 2015. Umahi, speaking in Egunkwo community, Onicha Local Government Area of the state, on Sunday on the occasion of a special thanksgiving service organised by Caring Heart Vanguards, an umbrella body of graduates that secured appointments in federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies, said he appointed over 1,000 aides in order to tackle the menace of poverty among the teeming youths of the state.
The governor, represented by the Secretary to State Government, Dr. Hyginus Nwokwu, said that more than 1,000 political appointees have been engaged by the administration, comprising commissioners, Special Advisers, Special Assistants, Technical Assistants, and Senior Special Advisers. “Since my assumption of office on May 29th 2015, more than 500 Technical Assistants, 400 Senior Technical Assistants, 100 Special Advisers, 50 Senior Special Advisers and 21 commissioners have been appointed. “These appointments were designed to make sure we fight poverty in the land, and also to enable the youths to contribute meaningfully to the development of the State,” he said.
Ebonyidaily understands that the Grand-Patron, Benefactor And Leader of the association are Rt Hon. Linus Abaa Okorie representing OHANIVO constituency And H.E Engr. David Nweze Umahi.
The event was aired live on Ebonyi Broadcasting Corporation(EBBC), Abakaliki Salt Fm, Abakaliki and Radio Nigeria(Unity Fm) Abakaliki was a huge success.
The over 80 OHANIVO sons and daughters permanently empowered by Hon. Linus Abaa Okorie demonstrated true characters by appreciating their direct benefactor and the state governor for his developmental/infrastural leadership attitude and for endorsing their benefactor for the third tenure.
In the same vein, Hon. Linus Okorie in his remarks for the award, appreciated the Caring Heart Vanguards, the visionary governor of the state who provided him with the leadership example and platform to accomplish all he has done. He also appreciated the former deputy governor and the current Vice Chancellor of Ebonyi State University, Prof. Chigozie Igbu, for his fatherly role that have raised many of his people to anyone enviable position today.
It was indeed an atmosphere of celebrating with intimidating supporters amidst tight security and oratory entertainment from the MC, the SA on Media to the governor-Mr Chibuezem Obasi.
Special guests and valued politicians and business moguls that witnessed the occasion were innumerable, but notably among them includes:
The National Vice Chairman of PDP -H.E, Deacon Chief Austin Umahi.
The Executive Governor of Ebonyi State – His Excellency, Engr Chief David Nweze Umahi(fnse, fnate),
Ably represented by the SSG, Chief H.Nwokwu.
The Former Deputy Governor of Ebonyi State and Current VC, Ebonyi State – H.E, Prof. Chigozie Ogbu
The Member Representing OHANIVO Federal Constituency-
Rt. Hon. Linus Abaa Okorie(fca, fcai)
The Speaker, EBHA,
Represented by the Deputy Speaker – Rt. Hon. Obasi Odefa Obasi
Ebonyi State chapter of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) President and all executives.
The Local government Area Chairmen of Ohaozara, Onicha & and Ivo
The President, AYA & SSA to the Governor on Youth Mobilization
– Comr. Mark Onu (Chopper)
The traditional Rulers in the ten(10) clans of OHANIVO
The Town Union Presidents of the ten (10) of OHANIVO
Many Past and present Political office holders in OHANIVO.
Among many appreciation messages that poured on Hon. Linus Okorie, notably amongst them was the one from the PDP National Vice Chairman, Chief Austin UMAHI IN which he said: ”Hon Linus, you have done very well. Your leadership qualities are worthy of emulation by our young politicians in the State.
I commend you for your empowerment efforts, it’s truly Philomenal and I must say, I never knew your impacts were this huge. You were empowered, & you have empowered dee