Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has directed immediate medical attention for a motherless child, Master Uchechukwu Nwachukwu suffering from an ailment suspected to be hydrocephalus.
Governor Ugwuanyi speaking when he visited Holy Child Motherless Babies’ Home, Holy Ghost Cathedral, Enugu as part of his Nigeria’s 55th Independence Anniversary and saw the child, directed the state commissioner for Health Dr. Samuel Ngwu to ensure that the child is taken to the University Teaching Hospital for the needed surgery as government would foot the bill of two million naira.
The governor who also visited a Cheshire home inhabited by the physically challenged, noted that he is committed to the service to humanity which has prompted his desire to meet the less privileged in the state to mark this year’s Independence anniversary.
He said, “Today is anniversary day, I have come to identify with your plights, to let you know that you are part of this government. The government of Enugu State has you in mind; my due is to serve you well, to render selfless service to people of the state irrespective of their social strata. “Government will always do the needful to ensure that the dividends of democracy are felt in every part of the state”.
Governor Ugwuanyi at all of the centres visited, addressed the crowd that gathered on sighting him, singing and dancing, expressing their joy as they said that they have never had it so memorable in the recent past.
The governor reassured the people of his resolve to serve the people of Enugu with the fear of God, adding that they will get the best from the present administration in line with his campaign promises.
Responding, the Chairman of Cheshire Home Skills Centre, Enugu, Mr. Uzodike Vincent praised governor Ugwuanyi for his humane and commitment to the general good of all in the state. He noted that the governor has been into such charity work over 15 years ago, adding that the state is in for better days.
Governor Ugwuanyi also presented cash gifts to the centres he visited which included the Red Cross and Holy Child Babies Homes, Mother of Christ Specialist Hospitals and Enugu Cheshire Home Skills Centre.
In an interview, the State Commissioner for Information, Dr Godwin Udeuhele expressed delight over the governor’s kind gesture towards the down trodden, describing him as an epitome of humility.
Dr Udeuhele noted that the governor has a listening ear to the yearnings of the people. He also called on the people of the sate to give the governor the needed support to make the state a centre of excellence.