As part of activities to wind up a successful eight years administration Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State on Friday, inaugurated the first ever stadium in Enugu North Senatorial District, the 5,000-seat Nsukka Township Stadium, constructed by his administration.
Governor Ugwuanyi expressed delight that the ultra-modern stadium fitted with tartan tracks and astroturf for track and field competitions as well as the full complement of other ancillary facilities including floodlights has been superbly completed for public use.
The governor said that “the good people of Enugu North Senatorial District will definitely relish the opportunities that this sporting facility will unleash especially the development of sports talent among the youths.”
He congratulated the contractor, COPEN GROUP, for quality and timely delivery while appreciating the State Ministry of Works and Infrastructure for expert supervision, saying: “It is therefore my profound honour to formally inaugurate this engineering masterwork, to the Glory of God and benefit of the good people of Nsukka Cultural Zone and beyond.
The governor also inaugurated the Nsukka Press Centre newly built by his administration in fulfillment of its commitment to provide a conducive work environment for the Nsukka Correspondence Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Enugu State Chapter.
Recall that Governor Ugwuanyi in 2022 inaugurated a befitting Enugu Press Centre for the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in the state, which was remodelled by his administration.
The remodelling of the NUJ Enugu Press Centre, named after Governor Ugwuanyi, was the first intervention on the facility in the last 30 years.
Inaugurating the Nsukka Press Centre, Governor Ugwuanyi stated that his administration was grateful to God for affording it the enablement to fulfill its promise, adding that “it is our expectation that this chapel will be inspired by this gesture to re-commit to vibrant and responsible journalism in pursuit of a better society for all.”
Dignitaries at the event include the Member representing Nsukka East Constituency in the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Chinedu Nwamba, Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Greg Nnaji, Head of Service, Mr. Ken Chukwuegbo, former State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Engr. Vita Abba, former PDP Presidential Aspirant, Chief Barr. Charlie Ugwu, former Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Dan Shere, Chairman of Nsukka LGA, Barr. Walter Ozioko, Chairman, Civil Service Commission, Mr. Robinson Odoh, Deputy Chairman of Nsukka LGA, Mr. Sylvanus Asogwa, and former Commissioner for Housing, Hon. Ogbo Asogwa, Hon. Amos Amadi Agbo, clergymen, traditional rulers, youth and women groups, among others.