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Governor Ugwuanyi Was In Dublin For Investment Drive, Not Gala Night, Says Enugu Govt


BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu State Government has denied a publication in an online platform  alleging that Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and his entourage were in Dublin, Ireland for a Gala Night Party, saying there is no iota of truth in the report.

Reacting to the said publication, via a statement, made available to African Examiner on tuesday, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media, Mr. Louis Amoke said that there was no iota of truth in the story and called on the public to disregard it as it was meant to mislead and undermine the genuine intention of the governor regarding the trip.

He stated  that contrary to the erroneous impression created by the publication, the governor and his team were in Dublin for an aggressive investment drive, in keeping with his campaign promises to navigate the state through the current economic crunch and exploit other avenues of revenue generation for development.

Amoke revealed that the visit was fruitful, adding that the State Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Authorities of Dublin City University on how to promote and develop Education in the state as one of the focal points of the government’s development initiatives.

He also stated that remarkable success was recorded in shoopping for investors and donor agencies that would key freely into the new phase of development in Enugu State, assuring that the results of the fruitful discussions will be felt by the people of the state in no distant time.

The governor’s spokesman also quoted the Senior Special Assistant to the governor on Special Projects, Dr. Josef Umunnakwe Onoh as saying  that the governor’s visit to Europe has witnessed positive development as some Enugu indigenes in the Diaspora in association with Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU), Scotland have shown interest to partner the State in the rehabilitation of Government Technical College (GTC), Enugu and the Enugu State Library, which have not been given adequate attention in the past.

While calling for the cooperation of the public towards the governor’s vision for the State, Amoke, however, noted that the gala night was a routine event organised by Enugu State indigenes residing in Ireland to interface with the governor on how to engage them in assisting the government to achieve its foreign investment agenda, through home investment and their wide network of contacts.

He maintained that governor was committed to the principles of accountability, fiscal discipline and transparency aimed at saving cost for development issues for the advancement of good governance in the state.


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