The Archbishop of Enugu Ecclesiastical Province and Bishop of Enugu Doicese (Anglican Communion), Rev.Emmanuel Chukwuma, has challenged all National Assembly members from Eastern part of the country to make more focused laws that would bring equity and fair treatment to every part of the country.
Chukwuma, who spoke during a Thanksgiving Service for Ugwuanyi’s resounding victory at the polls, held at the Cathedral Church of the Good Shepherd, Enugu advise them to always consult with the stakeholders on issues to enable them make quality representations.
He called on the state houses of Assemble members to work in Harmony with the executive to move the states forward.
The Bishop described Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, as a symbol of unity and a great achiever in the state.
He said the governor’s administrative policy had sowed the seed of unity in the state and that he had played the role of a father to all the residents of Enugu state in the last four years in office.
Chukwuma said that his peace and grassroots development initiatives where he gave the rural communities free hands to chose their projects and develop them almost made him the unopposed governor in the last governorship election in the state which he won with large margin.
He said that today no community in the state can say it did not benefit one project of their choice from the N5m that was given to them after VEC intiative to execute priority projects of their choice.
He also commended Gov. Ugwuanyi for the prevailing peace in Enugu State and the good governance his administration has entrenched, stressing that the Thanksgiving Service was also to appreciate God for the peaceful general election in the state.
He further thanked Ugwuanyi for all his achievements particulary reconstructing the historic Milliken Hill road, Ngwo, Enugu and modernizing it with street lights as well developing Nsukka town into a modern city, among others, describing them as “legacy projects”.
Chukwuma commended Ugwuanyi for his kindness and humility, caring leader, who is closer to the poor than the rich, he recalled an incident at Enugu trade fair how the governor showed compassion and care to a woman selling sachet water at the Enugu International Trader Fair, who was intercepted by his security for blocking the governors way way with her products.
He said Ugwuanyi did not only ask his security men to leave the woman, he called the woman closer to himself and gave her money to expand her petty business”, the Archbishop narrated the touching story and also how Ugwuanyi use to celebrate his birthdays with the elderly and orphanages.
“Your Excellency, because you have sowed the seed of unity in Enugu State, you don’t discriminate, God will give you the grace to continue your good works without any obstruction. We congratulate you and your deputy, Cecilia Ezeilo and all members-elect for the State and National Assembly seats”.
Chukwuma however advised the elected federal and state house of Assembly members in the church to make consultations more with the stakeholders to prepare them well for good representation.
He said that the people of Enugu need nothing less than vibrant representation this time around.