Nigerian Envoy to Zambia Charges Ebonyians Against Violence

By Amuche Agbo, Abakaliki

The Nigerian envoy to the republic of Zambia Amb. Nwanne Ominyi has charged the people of Ebonyi state to shun violence so as to attract investors to the state.

Amb Nwanne Ominyi

He gave the charge when Governor Umahi welcomed him at the executive council chamber, old government House Abakaliki.

The Ambassador who was visibly happy over his warm welcome by the state government urged residents of the state to see reason to embrace peace for the overall development of the state and the larger society.

He noted that investors would not be comfortable in the atmosphere of crisis and unnecessary acrimony and condemned the unwarranted killing of innocent people at Ishielu by suspected hoodlums.

He expressed readiness to use his position to bring investors to the state and the Nation at large as that would help to create job to the teaming jobless youths.

the Nigerian Ambassador lauded the leadership style of Umahi, saying that he’s the best governor in the country.

He also expressed gratitude to God for using Mr President to appoint him into the ambassadorial position.

Ominyi explained that after being cleared by the Senate, travelled to his designated country as Nigerian Envoy.

He disclosed that a letter of prudency has been issued to him and already at verge of leaving the country for his Ambassadorial duty in Zambia.

According to him: “I deem it necessary to come to tell you Sir that I will be leaving the country any moment within the April.

” As the number one citizen of this state, I hold that position on trust for you and, therefore, I am responsible to be reporting to you and the entire state.

“Our Igbo adage, says, ‘ejeweje asi kara Eze, alawa asi kara Eze’. Let me thank you for squeezing out your tight schedules to receive me, and extension of your work in Zambia demands of my accountability to you.

“Give me advice any time it is necessary, reprove me when it is important Sir. I want to assure you, that I will correct everything. I look forward by the grace of God, after I have finished my service, to return to account to Ebonyi people to tell them that I’m back,” he stated.

He added: “In diplomatic mission, we don’t have strong or fat budget, but what we have is fat and strong contacts. And I want to pledge Ebonyi people that whatever I can do to better the welfare of Ebonyi citizens and Nigeria at large, I will not hesitate to do that.”

Responding, Ebonyi state Governor, David Umahi who amid the State Executive Council members congratulated Ominyi for his pedigree which led to his appointment by Mr President as the Nigerian Ambassador to Zambia, saying Ebonyians are happy to honour him.

According to him:”I am happy we are receiving you in Exco today.

” It’s one of the highest honours we give to our own.

“And from your pedigree, you deserve it. I know you are a very intelligent person and you made a very wonderful statement. The statement is when you go about what do you see.

“And if you check very well, you will reason why today, Ebonyi people have been talking on the social media. Why is that we have no other work than politics. I realized that the foundation was not made strong when our leaders were sojourning from Anambra to Enugu, Imo to Abia, and fate brought us together.

“No foundation was made for us. Everybody depends on politics. We have no other address; means of livelihoods, meaning that we have to make effort to change the narratives to sustain ourselves and families. That’s why I’m very happy for your person.

“It has to be copy and paste. That’s only way we can move forward. Even as a nation we have to do copy and paste.

Governor Umahi also commended the infrastructural development of President Muhammadu Buhari in South East region, pointing out that no President in country had ever built such project in the zone.

“I was in Enugu-Airport road, I saw the fantastic work of Mr President. No one ever did that kind of work on that road.”

However, he urged politicians to always have second address while trading in politics for survival and prayed God to give him strength, good health and enablement so as to succeed.