Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State on Thursday, July 2, 2015 announced a 12-members committee named Nsukka Urban Renewal Committee to modernise the town which is were the first indigenous university in Nigeria (University Of Nigeria) is situated.
Governor Ugwuanyi made this announcement when a delagtion led by Catholic Bishop of Nsukka, Most Rev. Godfrey Onah, paid him a courtesy visit.
Governor Ugwuanyi also disclosed that the decision of his administration to set up the urban renewal committee for Nsukka was in a bid to redeem some of the vows he pledged on his inaugural address when he said the unviversity deserved a facelift to bring it in tandem with other university towns elsewhere in the country and beyond.
He also expressed joy over the visit of the bishop’s led high powered delagtion made of representatives from key groups and segments of the Catholic Diocese of Nsukka.
The former Governor said the committee, which is being chaired by an architect and former commissioner for works in the state, Mr. Chris Ofor among other professionals like surveyors as well as engineers, would soon be inaugurated.
The committee also parades two members of the Enugu State House of Representatives representing Nsukka Local Government, while the state director Lands would serve as the secretary of the committee.
He intimated the delegation that his administration was looking inwards in order to raise its internally generated revenue (IGR) to forestall dangers posed by the present economic downturn occasioned by the glut in the global oil industry.
The Governor said that, “Here in Enugu Sate, our adminsitration is already looking inwards with a view to sourcing other ways of raising our internal generated revenue to enable us deliver on our electoral vows.”