Governor David Nweze Umahi of Ebonyi State has charged people to always take adequate care of their parents while they live to enjoy their blessings.
Governor Umahi made the call during the internment of his Aunty, late Mrs. Theresa Umahi at Umuchima in Ohaozara Local Government Area of the State.
While describing his late Aunt who died at the age of 86 as a great home builder, he said she would be missed for her humility and good virtues.
“You should find yourself an opportunity while your parents still live to take good care of them, a lot of us have had the opportunity to take care of our parents, everyone has got something to give, Honour your father and mother so that your days will be long and it shall be well with you”.
He announced that his administration is committed to completing all ongoing projects before the end of the year.
“We will become a reference point when it comes to Development when it comes to building and we shall do it, we are going to complete all our ongoing projects including the airport and let me inform you that the King David University of Medical Sciences will take off by September this year.”
The Governor, while announcing that the King David University of Medical Sciences will take off in September, said the Government would relocate the proposed Faculty of Engineering, EBSU to assume the status of the Ebonyi State University of Technology in Izzi land.
He noted that his administration would also establish the University of Aeronautic Engineering in Ezza land before leaving office in 2023.
“I love education so much that we established the King David Medical College,” he said.
“The EBSU Faculty of Engineering which I started will be located in Izzi (Council Area) and it is now a University of Technology and it will be completed before I leave office”, he said.
The governor insisted that education and social welfare will continue to receive priority attention from his administration.
“From 2022, there will be massive empowerment of our people.
“We will complete all ongoing projects this year.” When people criticize us, we reply to them with more projects, he averred.
He encouraged youths to revaluate themselves to be able to make informed contributions to societal development.
The Governor noted that his administration would launch full-blown empowerment for Ebonyi Women and Youth in May to give citizens a new lease of life.
He attributed the successes of his administration to the work of God, insisting that the Government would not rest until it sets an unbeatable record in the governance of any State in Nigeria.