Enugu state Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi , on Friday inaugurated a newly renovated befitting Press Centre for the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Enugu state council ..
The Press Centre was renovated by Gov. Ugwuanyi’s administration , the first intervention on the facility , since it was constructed over 30 years ago.
Gov. Ugwuanyi, after inaugurating the Centre named after him as “Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (NUJ) Enugu Press Centre”, inspected the projects He announced additional interventions that would make the facility more conducive for the journalists and the general public, amid jubilation.
The Chairman of NUJ, Enugu State Chapter, Comrade Sam Udekwe ,while thanking the governor , said that the governor’s gesture was a surprise package and a dream come true.
Udekwe described Gov. Ugwuanyi as a jinx- breaker and promise- keeper, stressing that his imprints in the centre will remain indelible in the history of journalism profession in Enugu State in particular and the country in general.
“We sincerely thank you, Your Excellency, for this wonderful intervention. We did not dream of it coming from you. This has been our dream, and today, it is a dream come true. You have done us proud and we are grateful to you sir,” the NUJ chairman said.
Speaking on the project, the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Greg Nnaji disclosed that the state government’s intervention was sequel to Gov. Ugwuanyi’s visit to the centre which was in a deplorable condition.
Engr. Nnaji, who described the project as phase one, disclosed that “the last intervention was about three decades ago”, stressing that Gov. Ugwuanyi is “a man with the Midas touch in everything he does”.
The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Chuks Ugwuoke, State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Augustine Nnamani and Dr. Tony Okam witnessed the event.