Ifeanyi Ezugwu, Enugu

The Enugu State Government says it’s would provide electricity to the few remaining communities in the state that are let to be electrified
before the end of the administration in May 2015.

The State Governor Mr. Sullivan Chime stated this in an address at a
workshop on community Administration organized for Councilors, Area
Administration Town Union Presidents and other stakeholders in the
state at Nike Lake Resort Hotels.

Governor Chime who was represented by the Chief of Staff Government
House Enugu Mrs. Ifeoma Nwobodo restated the administration’s
commitment to providing the people with the essentials amenities that
would help make life better for them. He noted that the workshop was
organized to enable government know the position of the distribution
of social amenities to communities in the state with a view to
addressing any in balance and other areas of needs.

According to the governor, government has done much in the provision
of social amenities to the people, adding that there are still needs
for improvement.

He said that the State government is interested in the reconstruction of rural road to help convey food production in the rural areas to the
urban areas and emphasized that his administration will continue to
pay attention to accountability and probity in government business.

The Governor commended the State Ministry of Rural Development the
organizer of the workshop which he described as successful and
expressed hope that the outcome of the exercise would help government
re-strategize as participant are people that has direct contact with
the rural development.

Earlier in an address, the State Commissioner for Rural Development,
Dr. Eric Oluedo said that the workshop was intended to restore good
governance in the rural communities in the state.

He noted that in Enugu State that every Community was mandated to have
a Town Union, with President that governor by rule of Law, adding that
there should be no parallel Town Unions as witnessed in many
communities in the State.

Dr. Oluedo noted that the workshop will also help to reduce crisis and
conflicts in many communities arising from power tussle due to the
inability of the leaders to carry all the stakeholders along in the
execution of community project.

He recalled that on assumption of office the administration of
Governor Chime constituted a Committee known as Visit Every Community
(VEC), to meeting with the communities and ascertain the need of the

He noted that government based its rural development on VEC reports,
adding that VEC initiative of the Governor had led to the rapid
development of the rural Communities in the State.

According to the Commissioner, emphasis in future project would be on
Community focused project which ensures that stakeholders are involved
in Community project, adding that projects would not be done in
Communities without the knowledge of stakeholder like councilors,
administrators, Igwes and others to ensure completion.