It is often said that a cow does not know the value of its tail until it is no more. Most of the very things that is enjoyed in Ebonyi State today courtesy of Governor David Umahi is rarely found in other places. A close look at this picture speaks volume.

The picture was taken a few days ago as men of God, football legends and movie star stormed Abakaliki for a one million match in support of Governor David Umahi uncommon developmental strides.

The big names and super stars like Zack Orji, Kanu Nwankwo, Peter Rufai and Pastor David Ogbueli in their separate speeches, described the transformation that is ongoing in Ebonyi State under the leadership of Governor Umahi as phenomenal, sensational, unparalleled and wonderfully wondrous hence the motives behind the genuine support for the Governor. Zack Orji specifically observed that their statements may be misconstrued as politics but he explained that the Ebonyi situation is glaring as nothing was said except what they have seen and they are all available to all. The transformation is beyond explanation.

These celebrities engaged Ebonyi youths in a seven day consistent mentoring and coaching on the way forward in the current time we are in.

They took their turns in exposing their massive wealth of experience and exposures to the youths to serve as a guide in their future decision making.

The Resource persons equally made several special presentations on how the youths can become self reliant and productive as well as impact positively to the Society without becoming agents of destruction to the society.

The participants were urged to be hardworking, dedicated, obedient and focused in their committed efforts to achieve success.

Ordinarily, if personalities of such high repute were to organize such summit and it were to be billed, the masses will certainly be made to pay high through their noses but these were provided free of charge even as the participants were as well provided some logistics.

It is important to note that the summit is a preparatory stage for the 3000 youths who will be empowered with the sum ranging from five hundred thousand naira and one million naira.

The application for this particular project commenced some months ago and the selection procedure will be done by an independent body, the Zenith Bank.

They will go through all the applications received and will make the list of successful applicant available to the public.

The good news is that the summit attracted two major things – The establishment of Ebonyi football clubs and film academy in Ebonyi State. These two uncommon areas of concern have been in the wanting list until the coming of this summit. The announcement of the action plan for the commencement of the above has brought joy to Ebonyi youths as it promises to provide jobs and career to many.

It is safe to say that the Governor is ensuring that no stone is left unturned in the development of all sectors of the state.

Umahi is committed to transforming the state and securing the future of our youths and children yet unborn.

Francis Nwaze

Special Assistant to the Governor

(Media and Publicity)

March 13, 2021