Dave Umahi, the Ebonyi State governor, has announced plans by his regime to appoint 1300 liaison officers across the 13 local government areas of the state and an other 1300 aides at the state level.
Umahi said the new appointments would introduce fresh blood in the affairs of the state, and act as catalyst for further rural integration in governance.
The governor, who made the announcement on Sunday while speaking in an interdenominational church service held at the Government House Chapel, Abakaliki, maintained that his administration would not relent in repositioning the youths for leadership in the state through various kinds of empowerment, employment and mentorship.
Governor Umahi further hinted that the state government would be reaching out to Ebonyians in Lagos, Aba, Anambra, Owerri and Abuja in another phase of its ongoing empowerment programmes.
“We will be doing empowerment for our brothers and sisters in Lagos, Anambra, Aba and Abuja in our next phase.”
The governor, who announced that the takeover process of the David Umahi University of Health Sciences, Uburu, would be completed in January 2023, charged admission seekers to take advantage of the ongoing admission processes to enroll in the institution.
“Admission is going on in David Umahi Federal University of Health Sciences. Let me say that there is a lot of miracles in that university and the school fees has been reduced.”
On the ongoing construction of the Ebonyi International Airport, Governor Umahi announced that the facility would be ready for flight operations in January, 2023.
He expressed satisfaction with the level of immediate and projected employment opportunities offered by the university and the airport to Ebonyi State in particular and Nigeria in general.
“At the last count, we have employed over 1000 people in the university. We will pay their salaries till the end of December. From January everything there will be federal.
“Now on the airport employment, people are submitting applications but we will consider Ebonyians first. That employment is ongoing.”
On the forthcoming general elections, Governor Umahi expressed optimism that the APC would win all its elections in Ebonyi State.