The Governor of Ebonyi state, Chief David Umahi has promised to retain
the state Commissioner for Human Capital Development and Monitoring,
Mr Uchenna Orji for his credible performance in office.
Umahi made the promise on in Abakaliki during the state’s Empowerment
Day ceremony organised by the ministry, stressing that Orji’s case is
“Actually, we don’t have plans for people to perpetuate in their
offices, but if we return you as a commissioner, we will return you to
the same office.
“I can say boldly say that we have succeeded in this particular
ministry and while orji was speaking, I noticed his passion for the
He noted that the PDP National Vice Chairman asked him if Orji was
given money specially but he said no and that the people he brought
together are differently endowed in health, nutrition and education.
“I also thank the Commissioner for LocaI Government Affairs and
Chieftaincy Matters, Chief Solomon Okoronkwo, his aide on Religion and
Welfare Matters, Rev.Fr Abraham Nwali among others, for ensuring that
my empowerment programmes reached the grassroots and the vulnerable.
“You have assisted me in this God-given task of looking after the
widows and elderly as we would start a programme for the elders above
70 years of age, in our second tenure by building building a home for
them to relax, be-massaged, watch films, dance among other
He noted that his administration will empower additional 100 widows
per Local Government Area (LGA) bringing the total to 1,300, including
additional 100 ministers of God from every bloc of the state.
“We will also empower additional 100 Muslims, 1000 youths and seek the
review of all empowerments we have made to give more funds to those
that have done well,” he said.
The Commissioner for Human Capital Development and Monitoring, Mr
Uchenna Orji in his remarks, thanked the governor for his commitment
in empowering the people which has contributed to the successes
recorded by his office.
“We are instituting the ‘Akubaroaha-(The governor’s nickname-meaning
‘Wealth that benefits the people) hall of fame, to select richly
endowed persons in various fields.
“We will give them titles such as annual state empowerment honours
awards and his Excellency being the owner of this hall of fame, is
conferred by these empowerment beneficiaries as the Grand
Commander—Empowerment Hall of Fame.