Gov Nwifuru Calls On Wealthy Ebonyians To Invest In Ebonyi

By Celestine Okeh, Abakaliki

Ebonyi state Governor, Chief Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru has called on wealthy Ebonyians to come home and invest in the state, stressing that the state has an enabling law that protects investors and their investment in the state.

Governor Nwifuru made the call on Tuesday, while commissioning the first private radio station in the state, Legacy 95.1 Fm Abakaliki.

He commended the Chairman of the Radio station, who is the immediate past senator of Ebonyi Central, Distinguished Senator Joseph Obinna Ogba for investing in the state.

"So delighted to have commissioned Legacy Radio 95.1FM Abakaliki, today. 

"I commend highly, Distinguished Senator Joseph Obinna Ogba who brought this investment to Ebonyi State. He has done noble and our Government will continue to provide enabling environment for this media industry to thrive. 

"I have today directed that the construction of the road leading to the station be commenced immediately, and that the State Ministry of Power should ensure electricity is installed in the area with immediate effect. These are the incentives that good investment can bring to an area. 

"I call on investors to take advantage of our willingness as Government in helping and supporting businesses to grow in Ebonyi State. Congratulations Legacy FM and all the very best". 
Earlier in an address of welcome, the Chief Executive officer of the station, Senator Obinna Ogba, commended the Governor for his swift move to get Ebonyi State back on track, assuring the Governor of his support.

"It is a great honour and privilege to have your esteemed presence in this auspicious occasion of the official commissioning of Legacy 95.1 F.M. the very first private radio station in Ebonyi State.

"To God be the glory that today we are all making history by being part of this ceremony.

"Let me express my profound happiness at the presence of His Excellency the Executive Governor of Ebonyi State, Rt. Hon. Francis O. Nwifuru. Your coming shows how deeply concerned you areabout the welfare and well-being of our people.
Your Excellency,your swift move to set up committees on communities with clashes, the order on immediate employment of over a thousand civil servants plus the numerous political appointments, show your averred commitment to human capital development in Ebonyi State".

This indeed is the bottom line of the chatter of need adopted by your
Ebonyians (non-Eboyians inclusive) out of the labour market.
We fervently hope to do more when eventually/our television section becomes operational because our license covers for both radio and television.

"The dream and voyage of establishing this media outlet did not just come overnight. It is something I have nurtured overtime.
Considering that effective communication is one of the key measures of growth and development and as a lover of fairness and a decent environment,I embarked on this multi million naira project.

"This project though a business outfit has helped in saving our people from the stress and dangers of running to our sister states to express themselves freely and decently.
At a point, it looked like an Ebonyian is only heard outside Ebonyi because of lack of free and fair media outfit from within especially in electronic roadcasting. This is one of the reason I had this dream which birthed Legacy M and soon to come Legacy television. Through this media outfits,Ebonyians an now tell their own story by themselves.
n job creation, at the outset of our journey we tinkered on injecting robotic gineering and/or A. I (artificial intelligence) but the cost implications twithstanding,the management opted to engage our own brothers and sisters.
As I speak, over forty Ebonyi youths have been gainflly engaged as bona-fide staff of Legacy FM. This is our humble contribution to the social service and uplftment of humanity".
Ogba assured that the station will offer an unadulterated balanced Journalism to the Government and people of Ebonyi State, South and other zones of its reach.

On his part, the acting General manager of the station, Mr Goffery Chikwere commended governor for providing the enabling environment for them to operate in the state.

He maintained that the station will at all times project the positive development in the state as well provide the platform for the people to tell the Government what they want at every point in time.

The General manager pointed some challenges of the station to include power and toad network which the Governor directed immediate response to.

There were good will messages from National Broadcast Commission, NBC, Nigeria Union of Journalist NUJ, Ebonyi State council among others.

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