By Elom Victor Innocent
They say one good thing deserve another and this statement is going to the youngest state of south East and that is Ebony state.
Every Igbo Man know it very well that this place called Ebony State is no go area in about 25 years ago, when you mention Abakaliki in the ears of those who are from Anambra State, Enugu State Imo State and other state in south East they will stop the discussion that might have brought that. But today in the history of cities in Nigeria every one want to be bold and called the city of Abakaliki in Ebobyi state.
The beauty of that state is something else and before something will start happening in any where they must be an instrument that God used to do that. The beauty of that state in question is made by a men who allowed God to use them.
Since the inception of democracy in 1999 Ebonyi had have three executive Governors and each one of them has fulfilled purpose that God sent him to achieved. From 1999-2007, Dr. Sam Ominyi Egwu allowed God to use him and wiped away illiteracy in the life of Ebonyi youth and adult. He came to power with purpose of that and he achieved it. He gave 8 years of complosry and free education for eight years and paid free WAEC fees to all the students who wrote WAEC during his tenure.
From 2007-2015 Chief Marthin Nwancho Elechi came to power and continued what his predecessor started by extending the same free and composry education. Not only that God used him to build unity bridges that made rural farmers not to bring their farm produce to the city where they will sell it for reasonable amount of money. When he came to power water was a big battle in the state capital he built three water schemes that settled water issue in Abakaliki and the environ. And many other things he did that this write-ups cannot contain.
In 2015 Chief Engr. David Nweze Umahi came to power with idea of beautifying the city of Abakaliki. This Governor is well known for his architectural work in Abakaliki Capital city of Ebonyi State. It didn’t stopped there all through Ebonyi his infrastructural work s beyond explanation. Go to Abakaliki and see a city with exceptional beauty.