The Man Dave Umahi, the Governor of Ebonyi State


Engr. Chief David Nweze Umahi fondly called Akubaraoha was born 58 years ago to the family of late Elder and Deaconess  Joseph Umahi Nweze in Umunaga, Uburu Community in Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi State..

He passed through his Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Education with distinction. He made superlative  exploits in his University career and graduated in flying colours from the then Anambra State University of Science and Technology as one of the best brains in Civil Engineering..

Before his entrance into active politics in 2007, Engr Umahi had proved his worth as a genius in Civil Engineering and all forms of construction works. In his professional calling, he made outstanding accomplishments as a Chief Executive Officer of business conglomerates and a Captain of Industry with flourishing stardom.

In his political calling, Governor Umahi first occupied a political position as an Acting State Chairman of PDP between 2007 and 2009, a position he saw as an opportunity  to bring value and  innovative leadership to the party.

In view of Umahi's performance as Acting Chairman of his then party, he was elected as substantive State Chairman of PDP, a position he held between 2009 and 2011 before he emerged as  the 3rd Civilian Deputy  Governor of Ebonyi State under the administration of His Excellency, Chief Martin N. Elechi CON. During his period as Party Chairman, he built Africa's biggest party office that has not been beaten till today.

Governor Umahi's performance as Deputy Governor between 2011 and 2015 was further seen by many as an eye opener to his capabilities and completences  should he have the opportunity of being a Chief Executive of the State. Though a rich Deputy Governor, he stooped low and demonstrated tenacity and sincerity of purpose in every assignment given to him. He was loyal, humble and was a great pillar of  support to the administration of his boss.

Engr Umahi was elected as the 3rd Civilian Governor of Ebonyi State in 2015 despite a stiff opposition by the establishment at that time. He therefore made a record as the first Deputy Governor in the World to be elected Governor at the stiffest opposition of his boss.

Governor Umahi today has broken records as:

1. The first Governor in Nigeria to invent road construction with  concrete pavement of which he adopted in virtually all his road construction works that made Ebonyi State to be global village with comprehensive network of roads

2. The  Governor of the State with the highest number of flyovers after  Lagos and Abuja, having built about 13 flyovers  with beautiful esthetic facilities within the shortest record of time.

3. The Governor of the State with  Africa's biggest Shopping Mall,also described as the microcosm of the macrocosm of the Dubai Mall.

4. The Governor of the State with Africa's biggest and most beautiful University of Medical Sciences with a Centre of Excellence for the treatment of heart diseases, liver and cancer problems.

5. The Governor of the State with Africa's biggest Light Tunnel named after President Muhammadu Buhari, with Africa's biggest water fountain underneath.

7.  The Governor of the State with Africa's biggest Ecumenical Centre with World-class state of the art facilities.

8. The Governor of the State with the biggest rice milling  plant in Nigeria with a total of 32 metric tone capacity per hour rice milling plant and 38 metric tone capacity per hour parboiling plant owned by the State govennemt and over 1500,000 number individually owned  rice milling plants.

9. The Governor of the fasting developing state in Nigeria

 10. The Governor of the State with street lights that shine 12 hours daily performing optimally at the state capital, the satellite towns and also in each of the 13 LGAs.

11. The Governor of the State with the smoothest road network in Nigeria.

12. The Governor of the State with the biggest fertilizer company in the South East and South South, having 80 metric tone capacity per hour plant 

13. The Governor of the State that built the most amazing and sustainable fountain in the South East  12 in number at strategic locations.

14.  The first Governor in Nigeria to procure land development equipment 13 number V8 bulldozers, for land development and Agricultural Mechanization

15. The Governor of the State with the best stadium ever built by a recent state administration in the South East and has ambition to construct one of the best in Nigeria.

16  The Governor of the State that is building the biggest International Airport after Lagos  and Abuja, nearing 60 completion.

17. The Governor of the State with the biggest mushroom farm in Nigeria.

18. The first Governor in Nigeria to introduce one-man-one-hectare agricultural policy for public office holders, Civil Servants and farmers who participate in the State Government Agricultural Programmes.

19. The Governor of the State with the highest number of State Executive Council members and appointees in the Federation, with Executive council of about 110 Exco members, now dissolved to inject new personalities with new ideas

20.The Governor of the State with the highest empowerment profile in Nigeria, with over 4000 widows receiving N100,000.00 grant, 3000 Youths and Women receiving N750,000,00 grant, 400 tricycle grant to youths and women, 520 Ebonyians in Lagos State receiving N130,000,000 grant, 5008 clergy/pastors receiving N500,800,000.00 grant, 403 wives of security agencies receiving N80,600,000, all to go into entrepreneurial programme.

21. The Governor of the state that has the LGA (out  of the 774), that was adjudged by NUC as having the highest number of undergraduates admitted into in the University system in 2017..

22. The Governor of a state with the biggest State pulverization machine in Nigeria, with 200Mt tones capacity per day.

23. The Governor of the State with the biggest and best Laser Fever and Virology Centre in the Country and the only one in the South East, and most medically equipped VVF Centre in the South East. 

24. The Governor of the State with the biggest single International market in the South East.
25. The Governor of the State with the neatest and most beautiful Capital city in Nigeria.

26. The Governor of the State with the fastest growing economy in the South East.

Governor Umahi is currently the Chairman of South East Governors Forum and a great voice of unity in South East.
He is a man of moral character and mental content. He is one of the foremost winner of the prestigious Media Award to Governors.

Governor Umahi is a proud member of All Progressives Party, APC.
He is happily married married to his angel, Her Excellency, Engr Chief (Mrs) Rachel Ogonna Umahi Ogoo nwanyi, compassionate mother of Ebonyi State and Founder and Initiator Family Soccour and Upliftment Foundation

The marriage is blessed with 7 wonderfully  gifted children

 I present to you the award winner in infrastructure and human development',His Excellency Engr Chief David Nweze Umahi FNSE FNATE (Akubaraoha) Governor of Ebonyi State.

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