Effium War: Umahi sets aside N100m to rebuild destroyed market


Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, Friday, disclosed that his administration has set aside 100 million Naira to rebuild Effium market that was destroyed during the recent communal war between the people of Effium and Ezza-Effum in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

Umahi assured that he would rebuild the market before leaving office in 2023 while receiving a report from the panel of inquiry whom he set up to investigate the immediate and remote causes of the Effium war at Exco-members, Old Government House, Abakaliki.

The governor who received the report, equally sworn in some of his newly appointed aides into office during the event.

He commended the Effium City Crisis  Committee for the job well done, described Nigerian leaders as the architects of difficulties faced by the citizens.
Hear him: “I want to thank the Effium city crisis committee for doing a good job. It’s not easy. It has been very difficult even with the token of the N100 million that we want to use in building houses for indigent widows who were rendered homeless in Effium, and it is very unfortunate.

“It has been very difficult and all over the country the problem we have is our leaders. And we are leaders and we do not think deeply about God that brings us to lead the people and know the crisis of this nature is the less privileged and the old and the widows are being killed.

“We will do something about the Effium market; I won’t be a happy man to bow out without modernising Effium market. It is better to modernize Effium market and make it beautiful. If they want to destroy it, let them do it, but that was part of our campaign promises."

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