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I appointed over 1,000 aides to tackle poverty in Ebonyi state - Governor Umahi

I appointed over 1,000 aides to tackle poverty in Ebonyi state - Governor Umahi

Engineer David Umahi reveals that he has appointed over 1,000 aides since 2015 when he became governor of Ebonyi

- Umahi says he made the appointment in an effort to curb poverty among the youths

- The governor commended Linus Okorie for helping the people of the state

The governor of Ebonyi state, Engineer David Umahi, has revealed that he appointed over 1,000 aides when he assumed office in 2015 in order to tackle the menace of poverty among the youths of the state.

The Punch reports that speaking in Egunkwo community, Onicha local government area of the state during a recent special thanksgiving service organised by Caring Heart Vanguards, Umahi said the appointees comprised of commissioners, special advisers, special assistants, technical assistants, and senior special advisers.

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Governor Umahi, who was represented by the Secretary to State Government (SSG), Hyginus Nwokwu, said: “Since my assumption of office on May 29th 2015, more than 500 technical assistants, 400 senior technical assistants, 100 special advisers, 50 senior special advisers and 21 commissioners have been appointed.

“These appointments were designed to make sure we fight poverty in the land, and also to enable the youths to contribute meaningfully to the development of the state.”

The thanksgiving was organized by the ogranisation which is an umbrella body of graduates that secured appointments in federal ministries, departments and agencies through the lawmaker representing Ohaozara Onicha and Ivo federal constituency in the National Assembly, Linus Okorie.

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Governor Umahi commended the lawmaker for the initiative. earlier reported that Governor David Umahi denied decamping from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Umahi added that “even if there is a need” for him to leave the PDP, he can never leave for the “kind of APC in Ebonyi state."

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