On behalf of the members of Ebonyi State House of Assembly, the speaker, Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru, extended a congratulatory message to David Nweze Umahi, the Governor of Ebonyi state. Recently, he received the distinguished award of honour as the Grand Service Star of Rivers State (GSSRS) from the Government and people of Rivers State.
In the congratulatory message, they conveyed that the Ebonyi state speaker and the House of Assembly were glad of the Governor’s achievement. The Rivers State Government found Umahi worthy and deserving of this honours award in light of his track records and outstanding achievements in various sectors of the economy.
The congratulatory message further noted:
We appreciate and honour you for your laudable achievements. The achievements in question include the construction of roads with concrete pavement in all 13 Local Government Areas of the State. He was responsible for the construction of the highest number of flyovers in South East.
Governor Dave Umahi built over 14 flyovers with beautiful esthetic facilities. He was also responsible for the construction of the biggest International Airport after Lagos and Abuja. (sitting on 4×4 km land and 3.5 km runway)
His track record also featured:
- The construction of the biggest mushroom farm in Nigeria.
- The construction of Africa’s biggest Shopping Mall. (It is also described as the microcosm of the macrocosm of the Dubai Mall)
- The construction of Africa’s biggest University of Health Sciences. (It has a Centre of Excellence for the treatment of heart diseases, Liver and Cancer problems.)
- The construction of Africa’s biggest Light Tunnel (named after President Muhammadu Buhari) and
- The construction of Africa’s biggest State Ecumenical Centre with World-class facilities.
Further, he constructed a new Government House, created modern estates, installed street lights across the State. He also started several empowerment programmes which are touching the lives of the inhabitants of Ebonyi State.
According to the speaker of the Ebonyi State, These achievements have distinguished Governor Dave Umahi as a transformational leader of our generation.
He expressed that the members of the Ebonyi State House of Assembly appreciate the Governor of Rivers State for the political will to identify and recognize a performing brother Governor.
He also thanked the rivers state governor for according him this special honour of being the Grand Service Star of Rivers State.