By Stanley Nwanosike
Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has directed the chairmen of the 17 local government areas in the state to pay full salaries of their workers before Christmas.
He gave the directive at the inauguration of the United Enugu Women for Gburugburu on Saturday in Enugu.
The governor said the directive was in line with the premium his administration placed on the welfare of public servants.
Ugwuanyi said that the achievements his administration had recorded so far were by providence and prudent management of the state’s lean resources.
The governor thanked the women of the state for their support and continuous prayers for the success of the administration, describing them as “pathfinders’’ in the quest for good governance in the state.
“In Enugu State, God is in charge of its affairs.
“I am just a mere instrument in the hands of God for the progress of the state,’’ Ugwuanyi said.
He, however, declared that “the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state is one indivisible family’’.
The governor also thanked all the members of PDP for what he called their “unprecedented support” to his administration.
Earlier, the state co-coordinator of the organisation, Mrs Josephine Nwokedike, had disclosed that the body was established to “create political consciousness among the women of the state.
The establishment, she added, was to ensure their active involvement in the scheme of things’’.
In an address, the state Deputy Governor, Mrs Cecilia Ezeilo, lauded Ugwuanyi for his immense respect and commitment toward the progress of Enugu women.
Ezeilo described the governor as a “God-sent, visionary, humble and women-friendly governor’’.
She commended the women for their contributions to the development of the state and called on them to show more commitment to the organisation’s noble objectives.