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Gov. Ugwuanyi solicits private sector support for rural development

By The Citizen
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Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has appealed to affluent individuals, organizations and communities to support his administration's efforts towards the actualization of government's vision for the rapid development of the rural areas and the state at large.

Governor Ugwuanyi made the appeal at Imezi Okpogho in Ezeagu Local Government Area of the state while inaugurating the Imezi Okpogho water borehole and electricity projects, which were initiated and executed by an indigene of the community, Elder Chris Okpoko to serve the needs of his people.

The governor who commended the sponsor of the projects, Chief Okpoko, for his patriotic instinct and level of commitment and dedication to the progress of the state in general and his community in particular, urged the people of the area to appreciate his exemplary gesture by protecting and improving on his legacies for their own good and that of future generations.

Governor Ugwuanyi while reaffirming his administration's commitment to developmental projects that will bring succor to the people residing in the rural areas, despite the limited resources at government's disposal due to the nation's current economic difficulties, called on other well to do individuals in various communities in the state, to emulate Chief Okpoko's worthy example by carrying out projects that will improve the lives of their people.

Earlier in his address, the sponsor of the projects, Chief Okpoko, said he embarked on the projects in order to provide solutions to the majority of the needs of his people, adding that 'there is no way government alone can solve the entire problems of the populace'.

He thanked the governor for making out time to commission the projects and urged him to consider the community for more development programmes that would impact positively on the lives of the people of the area.