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Gov. Umahi is wisest Gov. in Nigeria – Gov. Ikpeazu; We have a lot to learn from Abia State – Gov. Umahi

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State(2nd left) receiving a gift from his Abia State counterpart, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu during a banquet for Umahi at the end of his two-day visit to Abia on Friday. With them are Ebonyi and Abia top government officials

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State(2nd left); his Abia State counterpart, Dr, Okezie Ikpeazu (left) and the National Vice-Chairman(South-East) of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Austin Umahi(right) during the flag off of the reconstruction of the Aba-Port Harcourt section of the ever-busy Port-Harcourt-Enugu Expressway on Friday.

Ebonyi State Governor,Engr.David Umahi, has been described as the wisest governor in Nigeria.

His Abia State counterpart, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, stated this  while interacting with Umahi and some members of the Ebonyi State Executive Council  at the Abia State  Government House, Umuahia  on Thursday.

Ikpeazu, who narrated how he visited Abakaliki to inquire from Umahi how to construct flyover bridges, said the Ebonyi governor was ” the first of his kind in the country.”
”Umahi is a very wise man. To me, he is the wisest governor in this country,” he told the Ebonyi delegation and some members of the Abia State Executive Council at the Executive Council Chambers.

Stating his reason for the visit,  Umahi said it was  part of peer review mechanism to tap the ingenuity of  the Abia State Governor in e-governance,especially,in the area of commerce and industry.

He said,”We are here to tap the ingenuity in commence,the ingenuity in internal revenue mobilization,the ingenuity in governance, the ingenuity in peace and e-governance that you  have deployed in  the state.
”We want to know how to make use of these. You must teach us how to make use of these. That is why we are here.
“We came with people who are into shoe making ,people into cloth making, the leadership of our market Associations, etc”.
Umahi,commended Ikpeazu,for his continuous support for  President Muhammadu Buhari whom he said,has done the nation proud.
He said, “I tell people that care  to know that when it comes to governor and president of the country,there is no politics. The president is the only boss we have,and the president has supported your state,has supported my state. So, we have no reason not to support him. Party politics is a different ball game. I believe that our party leaders should play politics while we do the work of government”.

Ikpeazu  described the state visit by  Umahi,as first of its kind and a renewal of brotherly love,stressing that Abia state has more to learn from Ebonyi state.

The Abia State Governor gave a run down of thematic areas his administration has given a facelift to include,road construction,health,industry and agriculture among others.
He said,”I believe that there is more to learn from Ebonyi than what Ebonyi would learn from us.
I know a few months ago when we were conceptualizing OSISI OMA interchange,I went to him (Umahi) and was bold to inform the Nigerian public that I went to Ebonyi to learn how to do bridges,because Governor Umahi  is doing three flyovers at the same time. He took me out and  we were standing at the  projects sites until 7pm.
”Beyond that with his long hands,he wrote dimensions of the bridges,concrete mix  and what I should expect contractor to do. Infact,  I went to school and I came back with notes. Today, to the glory of God,that project is ongoing”.
Some members of Ebonyi state Executive Council,including SA on Talent Development and  market,accompanied governor Umahi  on the trip.

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