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Enugu Govt approves payment of monthly pensions for ex-elected govs, deputies

Sets up committee on conversion of Waste to Energy

enugu—Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s administration has approved the immediate payment of monthly pensions for former elected Governors and Deputies, who have no issue that is subjudice, in line with the extant laws of the state.

The state government also constituted a committee to review and engage in further discussion with a waste management firm, Serene Green Field and Portland Waste to Energy, which presented a proposal to partner the government in the disposal and management of waste to generate power and produce fertilizer.

Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State

The decisions were part of the outcome of the State Executive Council (EXCO) meeting held at the Government House, Enugu and presided over by Gov. Ugwuanyi.

Briefing newsmen at the end of the meeting, the Commissioner for Enugu Capital Territory Development Authority, Barr. Chidi Aroh, disclosed that the Council also considered the utilization of the state’s coal deposits for the generation of additional electricity for residents and business activities in the state, in line with the report from the former Managing Director of Nigeria Coal Corporation on the proposal for partnership between the state and the Saldin Planti Engineering Group from Italy.

Barr. Aroh further informed journalists that the Council received presentation on the proposed construction of judges’ quarters and a befitting Banquet Hall for the state.

He argued that the existing Banquet Hall located at the Governor’s Lodge has become outdated and inadequate for present day events, adding that the erection of a new one would add value to the state and ensure more  effective and efficient coordination of government activities.

Equally approved was a memo on collaboration between the state government and the Olusegun Obasanjo Foundation for the procurement of hearing aids for people with hearing impairment in Enugu State.

This, according to the Commissioner, was based on the current administration’s laudable decision towards carrying everybody along irrespective of status.

The council further approved over N24m for the construction of a High Court Complex at Awhum in Ojebe Ogene Development Centre in Udi Local Government Area, as well as over N350m for the construction of two culverts and the one-kilometre failed portion of road pavement at Awgu main town to ease the difficulties being experienced by people of the area.

He explained that the construction of the latter was in fulfillment of the governor’s promise to the people of the area when he made an on-the-spot assessment of the failed facilities.

Other approval made by the Council include the award of contract for the renovation and repainting of road cerbs and signs in all major streets of Enugu metropolis, in keeping with the vision of the state government in beautifying the city.


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