Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State (2nd right) with his deputy, Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo (r).

Enugu Gov, Ugwuanyi, Inaugurates Ogbete Market Main Access Road


…….promises to identify with the common man  and lead with

the fear of God


Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State amid jubilation and


commendations from traders in Ogbete Main Market, Enugu on Tuesday

inaugurated the main access road in the market with mini parking lot

rehabilitated by his administration to improve the standard of the

commercial area and enhance business activities.


Inaugurating the road, Gov. Ugwuanyi, who acknowledged cheers from the

traders, noted that the project was in keeping with the promise he

made during his campaign, adding that his administration had carried

out other interventions towards the development of the market.


The governor recalled the difficulty he encountered accessing the Holy

Ghost Cathedral, Enugu, for a thanksgiving Mass a day after his

inauguration because of the deplorable condition of the Ogbete Main

Market-Holy Ghost Cathedral dual carriageway, saying that his

administration’s prompt intervention on the road addressed the ugly



“Today, I’m happy that I entered Ogbete Main Market without gridlock.

I saw that you people are happy too and to the glory of God there is

peace here”, Gov. Ugwuanyi said, stressing: “We can’t talk about

development without peace”.


Gov. Ugwuanyi stated that Enugu State has been a reference point for

peace and security because “the state is in the hands of God”, and

noted that when 27 states were unable to pay workers’ salaries owing

to the nation’s economic challenges, his administration was able to

pay to reactivate the economy of the state.


The governor, who assisted 30 owners of the burnt corn-mill shops at

Ogbete Main Market, Enugu with the sum of M3 million, informed the

traders of the recently re-launched empowerment scheme for them,

revealing that the package was doubled to accommodate additional 100

winners every month with 17 other markets added to the existing 37 to

ensure that more traders benefit, accordingly.


While urging the traders to take advantage of the on-going voters’

registration exercise to obtain their voters cards, the governor

promised to continue to lead with the fear of God and live a simply

life by always identifying with the commoners and the lowly to give

them a sense of belonging as the true heroes of democracy.


In his welcome address, the Caretaker Chairman of Ogbete Main Market

Traders Association, Hon. John Eze thanked Gov. Ugwuanyi for his

development strides in the state, especially in the market and

reassured him that the traders will reciprocate the gesture by voting

for him overwhelmingly in 2019.


Also speaking, the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engr.

Greg Nnaji explained that the road was one of the best projects

executed by the ministry through direct labour and appealed to the

traders to clean and protect the road for the public’s benefit.


The Executive Chairman of Enugu North Local Government Area, Hon. Emma

Onoh, also applauded Gov. Ugwuanyi for his legacy projects in the

area, stating that through the 9th Mile –Ekochin- Ngwo- Miliken Hill-

New Market road, Ogbete Main Market roads, among others, the council

has received a fair share of its dividends of democracy, promising

that they will deliver 100 percent votes for the governor in 2019.


Other speakers, namely the Member representing Enugu North

Constituency, Hon. Philip Nnamani, and the Commissioner for Commerce

and Industry, Barr. Sam Ogbu-Nwobodo, described the governor as “a

promise-keeper” and “the Trader-in-Chief of Enugu State” respectively,

and urged the traders to continue to support his administration.