Ebonyi state government Approves over N4 billion for the second phase of palliative in the state.

By Mbam Ogodo, Abakaliki

Briefing newsmen at the end of the state Executive Council virtual meetings, the secretary to the state government, Dr. Kenneth Ugbala, said, the council took the decision to further cushion the effect of hardship associated with covid-19 pandemic, stating that the palliative was for December 2020.

"The state government is set to distribute another palliative for the people, a replica of what we did during the peak of the struggle of covid-19. This one is going to be the second phase of it for December,2020. Over 4 billion naira will be spent on this particular exercise".

Also, Commissioner for land and survey, Chief Emma Uguru on his own part said, council approved 405 land allocations within Ochudo centenary city to leaders of the state, EXCO members, some elders, permanent secretaries, coordinators and board members.

He said the beneficiaries have between six months to one year to develop the land or have the land revoked by government.

Commissioner for health, Dr. Daniel Umezurike, said council approved the constitution and Inauguration of implementation committee, on the disbursement of N1.1billion naira support grant received from the federal government. The committee will be headed by the deputy governor, Dr. Kelechi Igwe.

Dr Umuezurike also told journalists that council approved the appointment of Dr.Mrs Agwu Uzoma Mary Rose, as the Executive Secretary of Ebonyi health insurance scheme, following the resignation of the former Executive secretary, Dr. Chinwoke Achi, to further his education.

Commissioner for Infrastructural Development for concession, Engr Fidelis Nweze, said council approved tender for the procurement and installation of medical equipments for the Ebonyi college of medicine, Uburu.

The attorney general and commissioner for justice, Barr. Cletus Ofoke, said, the executive order No.5 of 2020 was assented to, by governor David Umahi during the EXCO meeting. The order according to Barr. Ofoke was to prevent indiscriminate erection of buildings, or structures, to promote the beautification of the premises within King David camp Estate, Ochudo city.