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Enugu @30: State assembly promises to actualise forefathers dreams

The speaker of the assembly said the creation of Enugu 30 years ago was an achievement for all the Wawa speaking people of Igbo land.

• August 27, 2021
Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi Governor, Enugu State
Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Photo Credit: Enugu State Government)

In celebration of 30 years since Enugu was created, the state House of Assembly, assured the indigenes it would actualise the dreams of the state’s founding fathers.

The speaker of the assembly, Edward Ubosi, stated this in a statement released on Friday marking the state’s anniversary.

“Our sincere appreciation must also go to our forefathers who made sacrifices and were resolute in their struggles to achieve the creation of Enugu state,” Mr Ubosi said.

Listing the founding fathers, the speaker said, “These men of honour and great minds which posterity will forever remember as the founding fathers of Enugu state are: Chief Christian Onoh, Igwe Charles Abangwu, Igwe John Nwodo and Chief Enechi Onyia.

“Others are Justice M. U. Obayi, Chief P. C. Ndu,  Chief Dan Ogbobe, Chief D. O. Nnamani, Igwe Edward Nnaji, Igwe Udemgaba Maduka, HRH Justice Eze Ozobu, Justice Achi Kanu, and other heroes and heroines,” the speaker said.

Mr Ubosi said “The creation of Enugu state 30 years ago, birthed excitement and a sense of accomplishment for all the Wawa speaking people of Igbo land.”

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