By Our Reporter
The Director General of South East Governors Forum SEGOF Senator Uche Ekwunife CON has called for maximum support to governors of the South East region with a view to engendering sustainable development in the area.
The former Senator representing Anambra Central senatorial district made this call on Saturday during the 40th Anniversary Ceremony of St. John International (KSJI) In Awka where a special award for philanthropy was bestowed on her.
According to the report released by her Media Aide Mr Linus Chukwuma which read in part;
As the South East continues to create a policy roadmap for accelerated development and economic growth, the DG South East Governors’ Forum, Uche Ekwunife, CON, has urged the people of the region to support and cooperate with the collective effort of the Governors.
Ekwunife noted that the present crop of Governors in the region have demonstrated a high level of commitment towards security and economic recovery.
The DG of SEGF while speaking during the 40th Anniversary ceremony of Knight of St. John International (KSJI) held at St. Patrick Cathedral, Awka, noted that the people have a choice to create a liveable region through reinvention of its economic activities, addressing the security situation and urban renewal.
Ekwunife who was a recipient of Philanthropy award and equally represented her beloved husband, Chief Larry Ekwunife as the co-chairman of the occasion explained that the Governors are committed to revamping the education, health, transportation, security and power sector. She noted that no country can develop beyond its investment in the educational sector.
Commenting on the outcome of the last general election, the DG of SEGF urged the church to shun discrimination among candidates irrespective of their political parties, adding that a political party is akin to a vehicle for the objective of attaining power.
“I offered the best and most impactful representation in the National Assembly and I’m not regretting not returning to the floor of the senate because the people of Anambra Central will soon see the difference”, Ekwunife stated.
Earlier, Chief Pete Ibida, the co-chairman of the occasion, described Ekwunife as a worthy lady of the Knight who has imprinted her footprints on the sands of time through exceptional representation.
The immediate past Majority Leader of Anambra State House of Assembly noted that the country will soon begin to witness the effort of Ekwunife working closely with the South East Governors in achieving a shared economic prosperity in the region.