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Deputy governor of Enugu State, Hon. Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo (left), in a warm handshake with state's chairman of Nigeria Union of Teachers, Ozor Paul Nnaji during the latter's courtesy visit to Hon. Ezeilo at Government House, Enugu, yesterday.

Former Irish President moves to mobilize donor agencies for Enugu Economic Development

Deputy governor of Enugu State, Hon. Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo (left), in a warm handshake with  state's chairman of Nigeria Union of Teachers, Ozor Paul Nnaji during the latter's courtesy visit to Hon. Ezeilo at Government House, Enugu, yesterday.
Deputy governor of Enugu State, Hon. Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo (left), in a warm handshake with state’s chairman of Nigeria Union of Teachers, Ozor Paul Nnaji during the latter’s courtesy visit to Hon. Ezeilo at Government House, Enugu, yesterday.
Enugu state government and the authorities of the Dublin City University, Ireland at the weekend signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to promote mutual relations between the two parties for purposes of developing education in the state in a manner that would also offer value to the university.
According to the document signed at the university in the presence of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, ‘the Dublin City University (DCU) and the Enugu agencies will enter into reciprocal visits relationship where the university would have to examine opportunities to broker relationships with funding agencies and other higher education institutes in conjunction with the Enugu government and other parties both nationally and internationally’.
In the same vein, the former president of Ireland, Berie Ahern, is making moves to assist the Enugu state government in its current drive to shore up its economy through expansion of its revenue base by shopping for investors and donor agencies just as scores of prospective investors have held talks with the state governor and officials of the state government who have sojourned in the European country in the past week in search of investors.
These are fallouts of a mini-investment summit organized for Enugu state government and the said prospective investors in Dublin, capital of Ireland. the series of events were put together by Metro Eireann, Ireland’s multicultural group of newspapers.
In line with the successes recorded in the serires of negotiations during which Governor Ugwuanyi led the Enugu delegation made up of top government functionaries and leaders of the state Economic Advisory Committee, the President of the Dublin City University, Brian MacCraith and other officials of the university are already billed to attend the Enugu state Economic Summit scheduled to take place in March this year in Enugu, the state capital.
On the delegation of the Enugu government to Ireland are three commissioners, namely commissioner for education, Prof. Uche Eze, his commerce and industry counterpart, Barrister Sam Ogbu Nwobodo and that of Agriculture, Engr. Mike Ene who took samples of pineapples from Enugu’s Sna carlos farms to Dublin for the summit as well as the governor’s special adviser of Diaspora Matters, Mrs. Olangwa Ezekwu, deputy speaker of the state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Donatus Uzogbado, majority leader of the House, Hon Ikechukwu Ezeugwu, chairman of the economic advisory committee, Monsgnr Obiora Ike, Chief Lauretta Aniagolu who is a memeber of the committee, chief press secretary to the governor, Mr. Uwakwe Abugu, SSA to the governor on investments, Nnamdi Chime and the SSA for the governor’s office, Dubem Onyia jJnr.

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