CHAIRMAN of the Senate Committee on Science and Technology, Mrs. Uche Ekwunife, led members of the committee to commend the Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, for the infrastructural development of the state despite its lean resources.
During a visit to Ugwuanyi at the Government House, Enugu, on Wednesday, Ekwunife (PDP, Anambra Central), said, “my committee and the Senate President have asked us to first of all thank you for being a good ambassador of the National Assembly by the way and manner you are serving the people of Enugu State despite the fact that you are having very lean resources.”
She said that the National Assembly is glad that the governor has been able to provide qualitative leadership that has yielded peace and good governance.
“On behalf of the Senate President and the National Assembly, I commend you on that and inform you that we are all celebrating you in Abuja.
“You have shown us that a product of National Assembly can be one of the best governors we have in Nigeria today and actually in Africa,” she said.
The committee was in Enugu, for an oversight function in all the National Board for Technology Incubation (NBTI) centres in the South East, with the aim to promote, facilitate and actualize the set objectives of the agency.
Ekwunife asked the governor to further his administration’s support to the Technology Incubation Centre in Enugu State, and serve as a platform for the creation of jobs for the teeming youths as well as “get our restive youths to be sufficiently self reliant in creating wealth.”
The governor applauded the initiative of the lawmakers with the and interest in the Technology Incubation Programme.
He noted that it has “potentials for accelerating Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) development with its attendant benefits.”
Ugwuanyi reassured that his administration will partner the Technology Incubation Centre in Enugu.
He said: “I urge you to lead the high level advocacy and inspire the necessary legislative action for optimizing the benefits of Technology Incubation Programme for employment and wealth creation for Nigerians.”