The Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Ebonyi State, Barr Orji Uchenna Orji, Monday, paid an unscheduled Courtesy visit on the National President of the NUJ, Comrade Chris Isiguzo at the National Secretariat, Abuja.
Speaking at the occasion, the Information Chief, Barr Orji, said he came to thank the NUJ President and Journalists in Ebonyi State for their good work and support to the administration of Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state.
The Commissioner, Barr. Orji stated that the role of the Media in Ebonyi and indeed Nigeria at large cannot be over emphasized, saying that the world may not have known the unprecedented transformations going on in the State, for 6years now without the media.
Barr Orji enumerated some of the achievements of Governor Umahi to include, the biggest Shopping mall in Africa, The Light Tunnel named after President Buhari, Ebonyi Water Fountain arena which can accommodate more than 2,000 persons, Ebonyi International Market, the biggest in South East Nigeria, Concrete Express Roads, first of its kind, 25 Kilometer roads in each of the 13 Local govt areas, the biggest Rice Milling Plant in subsahara Africa, and the mother of them all, the beautiful Flyovers and the ongoing International Airport which is a signature project of Governor Dave Umahi, which was graciously approved by President Buhari.
The information Commissioner explained that the list is endless, thanking the leadership of the NUJ for their timely intervention during a media issue in the State, saying that the NUJ President has done very well so far within his period in office.
Barr Orji urged the Press, the people of Ebonyi State and Nigeria in general to key into the Transformation Strategies of Ebonyi Government, adding that Governor Umahi has all it takes to turn around the Polity and Fortunes of the Country.
Responding, the NUJ President Comrade Chris Isiguzo thanked the Honourable Commissioner for finding time to visit the NUJ National Secretariat, saying it was very thoughtful of him.
The NUJ President commended the government of Governor Dave Umahi’s quantum transformations in Ebonyi State,.
According to him, no one would have believed that Abakaliki, the capital of Ebonyi is part of Nigeria compared to what it used to be.
Comrade Isiguzo applauded Ebonyi Government for its recent Youth Empowerment Program which would gulp about N3b. He appealed to other Sates and tiers of government in the Country to emulate the idea, so as to check youth restiveness and security situations in the Country.