The People of Offerekpe Village in Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State on Monday handed over 58.32 Hectares of land to Governor David Nweze Umahi to build Ebonyi State University Of ICT, Science, And Technology.
The community made this known when the leaders from the zone visited Governor Umahi to pay a Christmas homage.
Recall that to further strengthen the Ebonyi state educational sector, empowerment, employment, and the overall development of the State, Governor conceived the Ebonyi State University of ICT, Science, and Technology.
Without delays, he immediately submitted the bill for the establishment of the university in Izzi Land which was passed into law by the State House of Assembly and subsequently passed into law by the Governor on December 23, 2021.
The letter was jointly signed by the leadership of Offerekpe Village including Rt. Hon. Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru, Development Union President, HRH Eze Emmanuel N. Nwojiji, Traditional Ruler, Agbaja Community, Chief David Nwankwo Alo, Chief Anthony Nwazufu Egbe, Anthony Nwigwe Nworie, Village Head (Offerekpe Agbaja), Peter Nwamkou Mbam, Village Head (Nduofutu Offerekpe Agbaja), Ferdinand Onuku Mbam, Village Head (Ojiegbe Offerekpe Agbaja) and John Ije Nwavuta, Village Head (Igwekaenyim Offerekpe Agbaja), and dated January 3, 2022.
The letter read in parts: “Following these magnificent strides by your Government and uncommon love for our people, we the stakeholders and the entire people of Offerekpe Agbaja in Izzi Local Government Area of Eboni State, wish to officially hand over to Ebonyi State Government, a 58.32 hectares of land for the siting of the above-
“It is our firm resolution that in all your policies and plans for Ebonyi State, we
will always come first in obeying your directives, in the promise that this giant
institution to be built in our village will be taken good care of, in all ramifications.
“Your Excellency, as we thank you immensely for this show of love, please
accept our warmest regards and assured commitment to your Government.”
In response, the Governor thanked the Izzi clan for the donation to the state government while assuring them of his commitment to ensure that the university is deployed in his administration.