Enugu State governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has directed immediate medical attention to a motherless child, Master Uchechukwu Nwachukwu suffering from an ailment suspected to be hydrocephalus.
Governor Ugwuanyi, who saw the child when he visited Holy Child Motherless Babies’ Home, Holy Ghost Cathedral, Enugu, as part of Nigeria’s 55th Independence anniversary, directed the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Samuel Ngwu to ensure that the child is taken to the University of NigeriaTeaching Hospital for the needed surgery, and promised that the government would foot the bill of N2 million.
The governor, who also visited Cheshire Home for the physically challenged, noted that he is committed to service to humanity. This, he said, prompted his desire to meet the underprivileged in the state to mark this year’s independence anniversary.
He said: “Today is anniversary day. I have come to identify with your plights, to let you know that you are part of this government. The government of Enugu State has you in mind; my due is to serve you well, to render selfless service to people of the state irrespective of their social strata.
“Government will always do the needful to ensure that the dividends of democracy are felt in every part of the state.”
Governor Ugwuanyi at all the centres visited, addressed the crowd that gathered on sighting him, singing, dancing, and expressing their joy as they said that they have never had it so memorable in recent past.
The governor reassured the people of his resolve to serve them with the fear of God, adding that they will get the best from the present administration in line with his campaign promises.
Responding, the Chairman of Cheshire Home Skills Centre, Enugu, Mr. Uzodike Vincent praised Governor Ugwuanyi for his commitment to the general good of all in the state. He noted that the governor has been into such charity work over 15 years ago, adding that the state is in for better days. (Daily Sun)