Gov. Peter Mbah of Enugu State has said that the state would pursue the dreams of its founding fathers through innovative governance.
This is contained in a statement by Mr Dan Nwomeh, Senior Special Assistance on Mainstream Media to the governor in Enugu.
Nwomeh quoted the governor as giving the assurance on Sunday in a message to commemorate the 32nd anniversary of the creation of Enugu state.
Mbah said his administration was determined to realise the goals and dreams of the state’s founding fathers through innovation and undisturbed governance.
While extolling the founding fathers of the state who fought for its creation in 1991, he stressed that their sacrifice would not be vain.
He, added that the target of his administration was to go beyond the sustenance of the dreams to actualising them through innovation and undisruptive governance philosophy.
“I salute the determination and sacrifices of our founding fathers and all those that contributed in one way or the other in the tortuous journey of ensuring that the quest for a state of our own came to fruition.
“We will never take their sacrifices for granted.
“Our agenda is to immortalise them by fashioning out a state that they would be proud of and a state that would stand as a reference point in socio-economic transformation in the country.
“Over the past 32 years, we have witnessed some commendable transformations aimed at sustaining the dreams of our founding fathers,” Mbah said
The governor explained that his administration was not inclined to the incremental model, because the world was fast evolving through technologies and new ways of doing things.
“We started this by laying a new foundation that will disrupt the sub-optimisation in governance. We have started doing things differently because we want a state where posterity will be kind to us.
“We want a state where our children will judge us fairly and a state where poverty will be a thing of the past.
“We understand that these are not going to be easy but with your support, and our commitment to our governance philosophy, I can say we will get there faster than ever imagined, he assured.
Mbah added that his administration was determined to take Enugu economy from the present 4.4 billion dollars to 30 billion dollars, adding that they were laying the necessary foundations for the exponential economic revolution.
According to him the government has made consequential statements on security and backed them with action to guarantee investment inflow.
He stressed that his administration would not rest until the last atom of threat to the peace and security of residents of the state was defeated.
“I wish the people of Enugu state a happy 32nd anniversary.”