Ugwuanyi raises alarm, says I am not a thief, shames movie star Kenneth Okonkwo over local government funds

www.odogwublog.com reports that the Enugu state Governor, Rt Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi   has stated that his administration is not using funds meant for the 17 local governments in the state to execute on going developmental projects spread across all nooks and crannies of the state.

Instead, the monthly revenue from federation account accruing to the state, grants and loans as well as the state’s internally generated revenue [IGR],has remained the backbone of the developmental strides, he has endeared to the state so far.


Governor Ugwuanyi made the revelation yesterday at Nsukka, while speaking at a grand reception organized in his honour  by the people of Nsukka town in recognition of his massive infrastructural development of the area, despite the prevailing economic challenges in the country.


He maintained that funds meant for local governments in the state for whatsoever  have not been diverted into the state government projects.


Odogwublog.com recalled that a famous Nigerian movie star cum lawyer from Nsukka town, Dr Kenneth Okonkwo [Andy] about a fortnight raised alarm on the social media, over alleged tampering of funds meant for local government development by Governor Ugwuanyi's administration.





Governor Ugwuanyi further stressed that  the achievements of his administration has recorded so far, were in line with the collective decision of the state’s stakeholders, whom he said, “graciously approved our plans for the development of the state especially with regards to critical infrastructure and provision of essential amenities”.


He equally reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to equitable development of the state, expressing joy that with “this approach and with your unrelenting prayers, many of the promises we made have become concrete realities today”.
 
 The governor expressed gratitude to the people of Nsukka town for the reception, and thanked the members of the State House of Assembly and Enugu State Stakeholders, for their unprecedented support, sacrifices and contributions towards the success of his administration, adding that the projects it has done at Nsukka such as the construction of vital roads; the installation of street lights, the upgrading of health and other public facilities, among others, have given the university town a new look and lifted the quality of life for its residents.


In his welcome address, the president-general of Nsukka Town Union, Chief Donatus Chinweaku said that Nsukka town prior to the assumption of Gov. Ugwuanyi’s administration was in a pitiable condition due to lack of infrastructure and other basic amenities, thanking God for the governor’s vision and support of the State House of Assembly and stakeholders of the state for the development of the university town of Nsukka.


“Your Excellency, we lack words to express our immeasurable joy for having a brave and courageous Lion like you. Today, Nsukka history will never be complete without mentioning you in a special way.



This is because what the town had been yearning for has been made real, physical and evidence-based in terms of getting commensurate democratic dividends given our unalloyed and total support for your administration”, the president general said.



Ugwuanyi raises alarm, says I am not a thief, shames movie star Kenneth Okonkwo over local government funds Ugwuanyi raises alarm, says I am not a thief, shames movie star Kenneth Okonkwo over local government funds Reviewed by Odogwu Emeka Odogwu on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Rating: 5

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