Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State is unhappy over the deplorable condition of the abandoned multi million-naira International Conference Centre project in the state which has suffered in the face of vandalism over the years.
The governor who was conducted round the three conference units of the centre by Barr. Kenneth Onoh assured that his administration would ensure that the objectives for which the centre was started would be duly realized.
When the governor arrived the centre located behind the famous Michael Okpara Square Monday evening, much rescue work was in progress as bulldozers and other heavy machineries were deployed to not just to clear the premise\s overgrown by grass and trees but also to safeguard it against further vandalism.
The governor in a remark at the centre noted that the Conference Centre is in the heart of Enugu City, and can attract prospective investors and make the state a choice investment destination for all.
He ordered that the wall of the centre be painted and the dilapidated fence be remoulded to prevent further vandalism of the centre.
Earlier, the governor paid an unscheduled visit to Enugu State Broadcasting Service (ESBS), to get first hand information on how to give the station a face-lift.
Governor Ugwuanyi who was led by the Managing Director ESBS, Mr Jika Ato, expressed dissatisfaction over the management of the station. He noted that the service signals of the station were not reachable in remote villages especially in Nsukka.
The Governor promised that financial support would be given to energize the station for efficient and effective service delivery and also for wider coverage of radio and television transmition .
He used the occasion to inspect some of the offices in the station which included the studio1,2, and 3, conference room and the control room in the company of Secretary to the State Government Mr Gabriel
Ajah, his Chief of Staff , Mr Victor Atuonwu , Commissioner for Information, Mr Godwin Udeuhele among other top government functionaries.