Relocate Permanently to Your LGAs, Wards – Enugu Gov Orders All Council Chairmen, Deputies, Councilors

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Relocate Permanently to Your LGAs, Wards - Enugu Gov Orders All Council Chairmen, Deputies, Councilors
Obiajulu Joel Nwolu

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has asked all Chairmen of the 17 local government areas of the state, as well as their deputies and the 260 elected Councilors to immediately and permanently relocate to their respective local government areas and ward.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information, Nnayelugo Chidi Aroh, noting that the decision was reached after the governor’s consultation with key stakeholders in the state on security as part of effort to curb the spike in security challenges across the country and forestall the infiltration of criminal elements into the state.

Aroh said that the governor, yesterday, consequently held consultation with the Speaker of the Enugu State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Edward Ubosi and other members of the House; members of the State Executive Council; Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen of all the 17 local government areas; and the elected Councilors in the 260 electoral wards in the state.

Media aide to the governor, Amoke Louis, quoted the Information Commissioner to have said, “the Local Government Council Chairmen and Councilors were also directed to, as a matter of urgency, convoke a stakeholders’ meeting on security in their local government areas and wards, respectively”.

Aroh stated that the governor, at the meeting, “announced his decision to start visits to communities and areas identified as flashpoints, as well as periodic town hall meetings, in different areas of the state, to interface directly with NDI-ENUGU on the emerging security situation”.

“It was further resolved that while the ongoing consultation continues with the following groups; National Assembly Members from Enugu State; Traditional Rulers and Presidents General of Town Unions; Religious Leaders and the Clergy; Women, Youth and Student Leaders; National Union of Road Transport Workers and other allied groups in the transport sector; The press and other interest groups, all hands must be on deck to ensure that the priceless peace and security being enjoyed in Enugu State are sustained”, the statement said.

The commissioner noted that the stakeholders unanimously commended and thanked Gov. Ugwuanyi “for his untiring efforts in ensuring peace and security of lives and property of Ndi-Enugu”.

This post was written by Obiajulu Joel Nwolu.

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