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Enugu Economic Ratings And Welfare Of Ordinary Masses by OEPHIUS(m): 8:03pm On Sep 07
The truth remains that Enugu State under the watch of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has witnessed peace and good governance in spite of the economic and public health challenges facing the country.

The people of the state, most especially the leaders of the political, religious and traditional institutions, such as the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, have attested to this fact and have continued to express their delight at the unprecedented performance of Gov. Ugwuanyi’s administration in navigating the state through the nation’s economic meltdown to make the top as one of the six economically viable states in Nigeria that can survive without federal allocations, according to the 2019 Annual States Viability Index, that was recently released on July 26, 2020, by Economic Confidential.

Prior to the above rating, Enugu State has been rated as the second most advanced state in Nigeria on the Ease of Doing Business and third on the Ease of Starting Business, by the World Bank Group. Enugu, according to verdict released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), on May 22, 2020, is the 9th best performing state in terms of states’ rank in Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) for the year 2019. The State (Enugu) was listed by BudgIT alongside Lagos and Rivers as the only three states out of the 36 states of the federation that have fulfilled obligations to their workers.

Enugu was earlier listed by Economic Confidential among the seven states that are solvent with impressive over 30 percent Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) to fund additional economic activities. It is equally on record that Enugu is the fifth most competitive state in Nigeria, according to the National Competitiveness Council of Nigeria and the third most debt sustainable state in Nigeria. Enugu was also rated as the first state in Nigeria to publish its Audited State Final Account for three consecutive years; first in the South East geo-political zone and ninth in the country based on IGR as against Federal Allocation.

The truth remains that Enugu State under the watch of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has witnessed peace and good governance in spite of the economic and public health challenges facing the country.

The people of the state, most especially the leaders of the political, religious and traditional institutions, such as the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, have attested to this fact and have continued to express their delight at the unprecedented performance of Gov. Ugwuanyi’s administration in navigating the state through the nation’s economic meltdown to make the top as one of the six economically viable states in Nigeria that can survive without federal allocations, according to the 2019 Annual States Viability Index, that was recently released on July 26, 2020, by Economic Confidential.

Prior to the above rating, Enugu State has been rated as the second most advanced state in Nigeria on the Ease of Doing Business and third on the Ease of Starting Business, by the World Bank Group. Enugu, according to verdict released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), on May 22, 2020, is the 9th best performing state in terms of states’ rank in Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) for the year 2019. The State (Enugu) was listed by BudgIT alongside Lagos and Rivers as the only three states out of the 36 states of the federation that have fulfilled obligations to their workers.

Enugu was earlier listed by Economic Confidential among the seven states that are solvent with impressive over 30 percent Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) to fund additional economic activities. It is equally on record that Enugu is the fifth most competitive state in Nigeria, according to the National Competitiveness Council of Nigeria and the third most debt sustainable state in Nigeria. Enugu was also rated as the first state in Nigeria to publish its Audited State Final Account for three consecutive years; first in the South East geo-political zone and ninth in the country based on IGR as against Federal Allocation.

Despite all these remarkable landmark feats, a handful of ungrateful and selfish politicians, have deliberately refused to acknowledge them and other salient achievements of the present administration of Gov. Ugwuanyi who in truthfulness to God and fairness to the good people of Enugu State has entrusted Enugu State to the hands of God and delivered democracy dividends to them.

It is hardly contestable that this is the first time in the history of Enugu State, an administration has taken the wellbeing of the ordinary masses, who have hitherto been denied the dividends of democracy, into a high favorable consideration, through its rural development policy and empowerment programmes that have succeeded in improving their living standard and opening up the rural areas for socio-economic growth.

This is evident in the concentration of more massive infrastructural development , mostly road projects across the state covering over 600km, in the rural areas and long-neglected communities by Ugwuanyi‘s administration. This feat was also achieved through simultaneous execution of huge grassroots development projects across the 17 LGAs and the novel N10 million “one community, one project” scheme earmarked for each of the 471 autonomous communities in the state, among others.

On welfare of the ordinary masses, Enugu State under Ugwuanyi’s administration has empowered 3,600 traders with N50,000 each to grow their various businesses under the Enugu State Traders Empowerment Scheme. It also empowered 750 youths in skills acquisition under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) programme; offered scholarship to 680 indigent engineering students of Enugu State Polytechnic, Iwollo, Ezeagu L.G.A. and the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu; awarded scholarship to 22 post-secondary school indigent students presently studying at Mewar University, India; engaged 1000 youths to clean up the state, under Enugu Clean Team Project, with additional 1000 workers underway. The state government recently granted Bursary allowance to 246 students of the state at the Nigeria Law School.

I am aware that the Ugwuanyi administration in keeping faith with its tax-friendly regime, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, equally granted tax relief and incentives to taxpayers in the state including the ordinary people. This decision, I learnt, was in furtherance of the state government’s efforts in cushioning the effect of the pandemic on residents of the state, especially the ordinary citizens.

Prior to this, it is on record that the Ugwuanyi administration since its inception, in May 2015, waived the payment of Personal Income Tax as well as Market Tax, for all traders in the major markets of the state and has reiterated its resolve to sustain the pro-poor policies till the end of its tenure.

The Enugu State government’s COVID-19 tax relief and incentives approved by Gov. Ugwuanyi’s administration, as was announced by the Enugu State Internal Revenue Service (ESIR) also include the extension of the deadline for the submission of Form A for employees and Annual Returns in accordance with Section 41 (3) and 81 (1)-(3) of the Personal Income Tax Act (PITA) 2011 as amended for companies and institutions operating in Enugu State, and the grant of “a waiver of penalty and interest charged for late remittance of Pay As You Earn (PAYE) deductions from January to December 2020 for all sectors”.

Others are: “A 50% discount on all assessed Capital Gains Tax (CGT) from now till December 2020. A 50% discount on all Personal Income Tax Assessment issued to owners of schools and hotels for Year 2020.

“A 50% discount on all assessed Land Use Charge payment for Year 2020. This discount will expire on 31st of December 2020. A waiver of penalty and interest on Land Use Charge for Years 2018 and 2019 once payment is made before December 2020”.

Besides all these, the Ugwuanyi administration, which has continued to entrust Enugu State to the hands of God is among the first to implement the new Minimum Wage in Nigeria, despite the adverse economic effects of the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. It has remained regular in payment of workers’ salaries on the 23rd of every month and retirees’ pensions before the end of the month, including payment of the 13th month salary to workers as Christmas bonus. The administration also paid 54 percent equity contribution for 100 lucky civil servants who won the 100 units one bedroom apartments at Elim Estate, Enugu, through open lottery, in all efforts to alleviate the sufferings of the people, especially the ordinary masses.

From the foregoing, I am convinced that these verifiable landmark people-oriented achievements of Gov. Ugwuanyi stand him out as a visionary, peaceful, high performing, caring, God-fearing and people-centered leader, who has firmly and religiously entrusted Enugu State to God’s hands.

Let me therefore remind the traducers that Enugu, under the watch of Gov. Ugwuanyi, has been widely adjudged by its leaders and reputable national organizations as one of the most peaceful and impressive states in the country in terms of security, good governance and welfare of the ordinary masses, and no amount of mischief or misconception will change this obvious fact.

Ngene, a political analyst, writes from Enugu.

https://dailypost.ng/2020/09/07/mark-ngene-enugu-economic-ratings-and-welfare-of-ordinary-masses/

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Re: Enugu Economic Ratings And Welfare Of Ordinary Masses by aysnoopy(m): 4:28am On Sep 08
FTC for d first time
Is dere any special gift for FTC?
I dedicate this to my enemies. More downfall to them all

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Re: Enugu Economic Ratings And Welfare Of Ordinary Masses by chloro: 4:33am On Sep 08
We dey watch
Re: Enugu Economic Ratings And Welfare Of Ordinary Masses by jamata20: 4:35am On Sep 08
Enugu is becoming a small London

Enugu state is blessed
God bless Enugu soil
God bless Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi

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Re: Enugu Economic Ratings And Welfare Of Ordinary Masses by LeSaint(m): 4:35am On Sep 08
This smells like a sponsored post. But Enugu State is Kool sha

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Re: Enugu Economic Ratings And Welfare Of Ordinary Masses by Elvixbeatz(m): 4:45am On Sep 08
shocked abeg gather here if u know u didn't read that long epistle grin grin grin grin...

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Re: Enugu Economic Ratings And Welfare Of Ordinary Masses by SmartPolician: 4:46am On Sep 08
Mynd44

Why are you hiding my post?

Someone has to say it the way it is

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Re: Enugu Economic Ratings And Welfare Of Ordinary Masses by ritcha: 4:46am On Sep 08
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Re: Enugu Economic Ratings And Welfare Of Ordinary Masses by F3dan: 4:54am On Sep 08
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Re: Enugu Economic Ratings And Welfare Of Ordinary Masses by RPirez: 4:55am On Sep 08
Rubbish! See them celebrating mediocrity and stupidity! angry

They focus too much on SW and Yoruba lands. grin

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Re: Enugu Economic Ratings And Welfare Of Ordinary Masses by CHIMaaaah(m): 5:13am On Sep 08
so I should read this long epistle this early morning when I am preparing for work. Mod were push am go front page, should read and summarise. wft angry sad

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Re: Enugu Economic Ratings And Welfare Of Ordinary Masses by obami007(m): 5:14am On Sep 08
The media personnel of the Enugu state government are on always on their toe working and promoting the image of the state.

The hype should be balanced with what is actually on ground

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Re: Enugu Economic Ratings And Welfare Of Ordinary Masses by aikyg(m): 5:15am On Sep 08
Okay.
Re: Enugu Economic Ratings And Welfare Of Ordinary Masses by Onlinealaba(m): 5:16am On Sep 08
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Re: Enugu Economic Ratings And Welfare Of Ordinary Masses by ABlAstate: 5:18am On Sep 08
Propaganda incompetent governor of cursed backward shithole Enugu state ravaged with bad roads, filth, erosion, poverty, red mud. Enugu state is a totally a failed state. cheesy

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Re: Enugu Economic Ratings And Welfare Of Ordinary Masses by Kenplay(m): 5:24am On Sep 08
RPirez:
Rubbish! See them celebrating mediocrity and stupidity! angry

They focus too much on SW and Yoruba lands. grin
you sound pained and frustrated,i hope all is well?

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Re: Enugu Economic Ratings And Welfare Of Ordinary Masses by tosine102: 5:32am On Sep 08
U are the one sounding pained, tell me you are in enugu not lagos or ogun state
Nonsense
Kenplay:

you sound pained and frustrated,i hope all is well?

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Re: Enugu Economic Ratings And Welfare Of Ordinary Masses by iampeterben(m): 5:41am On Sep 08
My Enugu people are all these true? Or just another epistle?

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Re: Enugu Economic Ratings And Welfare Of Ordinary Masses by janedonez(m): 5:49am On Sep 08
@Oephus, your penchant for projecting the image of Enugu state in a positive Light is commendable. But try to be brief and objective.

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Re: Enugu Economic Ratings And Welfare Of Ordinary Masses by Timekeeper: 5:50am On Sep 08
Ohh my beloved Enugu..
Re: Enugu Economic Ratings And Welfare Of Ordinary Masses by Openbusiness: 6:15am On Sep 08
Ok
Re: Enugu Economic Ratings And Welfare Of Ordinary Masses by pastaramen99: 6:16am On Sep 08
Hmm
Re: Enugu Economic Ratings And Welfare Of Ordinary Masses by athaboi(f): 6:19am On Sep 08
This ophosus abi wetting he dey call himself is a comedian

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Re: Enugu Economic Ratings And Welfare Of Ordinary Masses by spy24(m): 6:31am On Sep 08
See bad Belle people everywhere

Talking as if their States na heaven

South West has the highest number of rural States in the south only Lagos is developing ,
at a slow rate though

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Re: Enugu Economic Ratings And Welfare Of Ordinary Masses by Apologize(m): 6:32am On Sep 08
50 naira for 20 litres..I was transferred there. I quickly rejected the transfer..after people wey I know wet serve there tell me how life they there.
Re: Enugu Economic Ratings And Welfare Of Ordinary Masses by Apologize(m): 6:33am On Sep 08
ABlAstate:
Poverty rate in Enugu state is 60%, so what exactly is this fat incompetent useless governor yapping about?

I'm confused as well

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