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Umahi's 2 Years Of Impactful Governance By Philip Nweze by Nature83(m): 11:42am On May 22, 2017
UMAHI'S, 2 YEARS OF IMPACTFUL GOVERNANCE

By Philip Nweze

Everyone must leave something behind when he dies... Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die...It doesn't matter what you do, so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that's different after you take your hands away. – Ray Bradbury.

The above quote summarises the concept of governance. Providing good governance that will outlive this generation ought to be the heart and soul of any right thinking leader. It is perhaps the only way to keep a date with history in future when your name would be recited like a favourite song by posterity when our generation must have faded away. This is a fact well understood by our governor, Engr David Umahi.

Governor David Umahi is a man who doesn't need any form of introduction as far as Nigerian politics is concerned. My comments are prompted by the Governor's tall legacies in his mere two years of service. Umahi understands that if his government will be remembered for good, he must begin to think of a post-Umahi era, when he would be venerated like Kwame Nkruma of Ghana, Julius Nyere of Tanzania and Nelson Mandela of South Africa. This reasoning has remained his propelling force.

He inherited a crumbling state and built it from the scratch. Here in Ebonyi, David Umahi can readily be our own Mao Yes Tung; he can be our own John Fitzgerald Kennedy because he is full of developmental ideas. His widely acknowledged innovative approach to leadership has placed our dear state on the map of national relevance and brought back the Ebonyi pride.

The List speaks for itself. And it is an eloquent testimony to the high esteem and touching adoration the great people of Ebonyi State have for their Governor. The Ebonyi State Administration of Chief David Umahi has an impressive list of achievements in key fields of human endeavour but I will leave his accomplishments at just three: human, infrastructure and welfare strides. Suffice it to say that in time, his high standards of performance in office shall remain the benchmark for measuring service delivery in public office. It is obvious that Umahi is on a God-sent mission to ressurect the state from retrogression. He inherited an empty treasury and left developments rather than excuses for people.

After Mr Michael Okpara of blessed memory, the next great leaders of Ndigbo are/were in this order: Jim Nwobodo, Sam Mbakwe and David Umahi. Mr Jim Nwobodo and Sam Mbakwe learned from the master, Ogbuefi Nnamdi Azikiwe. They learned what public service is supposed to be and they both subordinated their individual goals, and family needs to public service. Since this piece is about Chief Umahi, l will drop Mr Sam Mbakwe and Nwobodo off from here. I brought them in because both were healthy rivals and colleagues whose footsteps Umahi has followed doggedly and tenaciously. The first two dwarf the third by a million miles for the last governs a small state with a radius of not more than 50 miles. But they all share similar passion and zeal for service. Umahi is perhaps the correction of the lower caliber leadership that has become the bane of the Igbo after Nwobodo and Mbakwe. He has designated himself as a caring Governor who ponders daily on the sufferings of his people.

By all comparism, Umahi is still topping the chat as the best Governor Ebonyi ever had. He assumed the mantle of leadership of the state on May 29, 2015, barely nineteen by the military in 1996. With the state virtually lacking infrastructure, Umahi settled down quickly to the task of governance, mobilising the people and available resources to facilitate development. In Abakaliki, the state capital, Umahi has completed the asphalting of all major roads in a very short period. He has extended the same measure to other roads in the rural areas. The governor is noted for his perfectionist approach to state matters as reflected in the quality of his projects which has virtually touched every part of the state. He has transformed the much neglected Abakaliki capital into an emerging city and a subject of national dialogue. He has made the voice of the Ebonyi man relevant in Nigeria's dialogue.

The administration of Chief David Umahi must be remembered for reconnecting the state to Nigeria's mainstream politics. Many must have forgotten that there was hardly any love lost between Ebonyi state government and the Federal Government before Umahi arrived at the gubernatorial scene. Through discipline, diligence and respect for superior authority, Governor Umahi has made Ebonyi state one of the most reliable and friendly allies of the federal government.

The government of Chief Umahi definitely stands as a trail blazer in the area of youth empowerment. There was a time when youths were given wheelbarrows and overused motorcycles as objects of empowerment. But Umahi came in and revolutionised the trend. He has been able to engage the teaming population of youths in the state productively, so that the issue of social insecurity, crimes and criminality would be reduced. He is empowering the youth by creating wealth and job opportunities, to the extent that many youths in their hundreds are either serving as political appointees as Senior Technical Assistants and Technical Assistants or are proud owners of business investments. This development has helped reduce youth restiveness as the youths that benefited from this act of benevolence are now enjoying useful existence on their own.

The exploits of Governor David Umahi's administration in agriculture should not pass without being mentioned. His rice Programme in the state is a good effort aimed at placing Ebonyi on a strong financial footing and independence as the food basket of the nation.

The lean finances of the state government vis-a-vis the number of projects being executed in various parts of the state defies every rational elucidation. The courage and boldness he has demonstrated in handling the task of developing our young state are quite uncommon. This piece is demonstrative of the joy and excitement an average Ebonyian feels.

The legacies of Umahi led administration are so many that no five pages of any newspaper can contain them exhaustively. It would, therefore, be unrealistic for any reader to expect to read in a single stretch, all the achievements of the Umahi's government.

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Re: Umahi's 2 Years Of Impactful Governance By Philip Nweze by Nobody: 11:51am On May 22, 2017
His two years in service is impressive but he definitely is not in the league of men his employee placed him in, it is just too early now...

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Re: Umahi's 2 Years Of Impactful Governance By Philip Nweze by MasterChen: 12:12pm On May 22, 2017
Abakalikipress na true say your governor don perform?

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Re: Umahi's 2 Years Of Impactful Governance By Philip Nweze by toxxnoni(m): 5:28pm On May 22, 2017
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Re: Umahi's 2 Years Of Impactful Governance By Philip Nweze by IhateAfonjas(m): 5:28pm On May 22, 2017

Can​ someone mention what Buhari has achieved in his life

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Re: Umahi's 2 Years Of Impactful Governance By Philip Nweze by msadamidris: 5:28pm On May 22, 2017
good

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Re: Umahi's 2 Years Of Impactful Governance By Philip Nweze by Rotjijatau(m): 5:30pm On May 22, 2017
is Ebonyi in Nigeria? I hear of it just once in every two years

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Re: Umahi's 2 Years Of Impactful Governance By Philip Nweze by SammyDiabuah(m): 5:30pm On May 22, 2017
ok
Re: Umahi's 2 Years Of Impactful Governance By Philip Nweze by stano2(m): 5:30pm On May 22, 2017
No need to praise now
Re: Umahi's 2 Years Of Impactful Governance By Philip Nweze by Nobody: 5:30pm On May 22, 2017
grin grin grin grin
Re: Umahi's 2 Years Of Impactful Governance By Philip Nweze by scarletkinq(m): 5:31pm On May 22, 2017
Hogwash
Re: Umahi's 2 Years Of Impactful Governance By Philip Nweze by dolphinife: 5:31pm On May 22, 2017
When looking for spin doctors, Nigerians are the best all over the world.....

The way the man write that spin, you will think Ebonyi is at par with New york...

Same way all these journalist spin for other governors in Nigeria

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Re: Umahi's 2 Years Of Impactful Governance By Philip Nweze by Splashme: 5:32pm On May 22, 2017
Was really amazed last month when I drove past Abakaliki

Four (4) of Abulegba's kind of bridges which Lagosians are celebrating Ambode for are also being constructed in Abakaliki. Two are almost completed

I saw same too at Awka, Anambra state. All the four (4) at Awka's own are completed

Those two govs are working.
I give it to them

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Re: Umahi's 2 Years Of Impactful Governance By Philip Nweze by rozayx5(m): 5:32pm On May 22, 2017
and Udom is a massive failure here in Akwa Ibom



Akpabio really handed over to a goat in suit



embarassed embarassed

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Re: Umahi's 2 Years Of Impactful Governance By Philip Nweze by lockupnop: 5:32pm On May 22, 2017
undecided undecided plenty write up picture not match....

All I can see is someone showing some official Omo ITA with approved right to Carry weapon with identified uniform.

OP : can we get real picture in HQ ? We are waiting sad

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Re: Umahi's 2 Years Of Impactful Governance By Philip Nweze by loomer: 5:32pm On May 22, 2017
Na this kind low grade roads una go dey applaud.


Our leaders don put us for the condition wey be say any small thing them do we go see am as one big achievement

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Re: Umahi's 2 Years Of Impactful Governance By Philip Nweze by Jaymaxxy(m): 5:33pm On May 22, 2017
Over to the people of Ebonyi

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Re: Umahi's 2 Years Of Impactful Governance By Philip Nweze by SexyNairalander: 5:34pm On May 22, 2017
booked
Re: Umahi's 2 Years Of Impactful Governance By Philip Nweze by olarababi(f): 5:34pm On May 22, 2017
Rotjijatau:
is Ebonyi in Nigeria? I hear of it just once in every two years

Are u a Nigerian......i have neva this type of name before

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Re: Umahi's 2 Years Of Impactful Governance By Philip Nweze by ImpressionsNG: 5:34pm On May 22, 2017
Umahi is the best performing governor Nigeria has had since 1999. I mean it. Abakaliki is the most underrated destination in Nigeria. It is in fact, the most liveable city in Nigeria.... In terms of security, peace, tranquility, infrastructure, and other indexes of civilisation. Umahi has transformed Abakaliki to the best city in Nigeria to vacation quietly (and peacefully) or raise a decent family.

http://www.impressions.ng/abakaliki-is-the-most-liveable-city-in-nigeria/

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Re: Umahi's 2 Years Of Impactful Governance By Philip Nweze by TroubleMaker47(m): 5:35pm On May 22, 2017
undecided

Was expecting a "wowzer"?

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Re: Umahi's 2 Years Of Impactful Governance By Philip Nweze by Successjoy(f): 5:37pm On May 22, 2017
we aff hear


what of the atrocities committed that we don't know about?
Re: Umahi's 2 Years Of Impactful Governance By Philip Nweze by okriches(m): 5:37pm On May 22, 2017
IhateAfonjas:

Can​ someone mention what Buhari has achieved in his life

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Re: Umahi's 2 Years Of Impactful Governance By Philip Nweze by Benekruku(m): 5:39pm On May 22, 2017
And one Governor is busy signing MOU`s upandan and clearing ancestral land for a proposed airport which will only be completed on paper.

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Re: Umahi's 2 Years Of Impactful Governance By Philip Nweze by lilyheaven: 5:40pm On May 22, 2017
IhateAfonjas:

Can​ someone mention what Buhari has achieved in his life
He has traveled all around the country he was not able to travel to. He has also encouraged his herdsmen to kill other tribes. What an achievement!

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Re: Umahi's 2 Years Of Impactful Governance By Philip Nweze by NDeals: 5:41pm On May 22, 2017
Great Achievements, but those are the reason he was elected in the first place. More so, there is more to be done.

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Re: Umahi's 2 Years Of Impactful Governance By Philip Nweze by Benekruku(m): 5:41pm On May 22, 2017
IhateAfonjas:

Can​ someone mention what Buhari has achieved in his life

Keep hating!

Am certain you cant keep the pace till 2023!

You will wail till then if not past!

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