Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has described Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State as an unsung hero who would be greatly missed when he leaves office.
Ugwuanyi will be handing over to Governor-elect, Peter Mbah by May 29, after completing his second tenure in office.
Addressing journalists in Enugu on Friday, the National President of the group, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike said Ugwuanyi had written his name in gold.
While lamenting that Ugwuanyi was not much appreciated for his sterling performances as the Governor of the State, Okwu described him “as a silent achiever and unsung hero.”
He said, “we are here to once more commend Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for his sterling performance in office despite the cash crunch at this time in the country’s history.
“There is no doubt that Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi undertook projects that have direct bearing on the life of the common man and not while-elephant projects as some would want.
“Our checks showed that the administration of Governor Ugwuanyi did a total turnaround on the educational sector in the State. This is evident in the recent improvement on Enugu’s performance in external examinations, both in UTME and SSCE.
“Under this current administration, the Governor also completed and equipped a medical university in Igboano Nsukka, as well as a Federal Polytechnic in Ohodo, Igbo-Etiti Local Government Area of the state. This is undoubtedly a rare feat.
“In the area of healthcare sector, Enugu has also been identified to be occupying a front row. This was made possible by the huge investment made by the government in that regard.
“It is also important to point out that several kilometres of roads were done by the current government, especially in rural areas across the State, including the Miliken Hill-Ngwo road and the T-junction flyover.”
Okwu said, “regrettably, Ugwuanyi, a silent achiever, did not advertise most of these projects, leading to the false narrative that he did not do much in office.”
He added that peace became a household name in Enugu State courtesy of Ugwuanyi’s style of leadership.
“So many youths were given leadership opportunities in this administration like never before, just as he made the Government House accessible to everyone.
“Those who do not value what he did in the area of peace and security will soon come to realise that.
“Enugu remained one of the safest States in the country under the administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and it is not something to be taken for granted.
“We do hope that the incoming administrations, both at the State and the federal level will tap into his dynamic leadership,” the Ohanaeze youth group stated.