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Ebonyi to Start Elders Welfare Club

Ebonyi to Start Elders Welfare Club

The  Ebonyi State Government is to establish a  senior citizens club  that would  cater for the welfare of    persons between  80 years and above in the state.

Governor Umahi  disclosed this  in Abakaliki on Friday  while presenting staff of office and certificates of recognition to  five new traditional rules earlier crowned by their various autonomous communities.
“We have come to realize that there is need to set up club of the 80s in the state. We have to take care of the needs of  the  aged such as paying their medical bills,” he said.
The governor  charged  the five  traditional rulers  to  maintain  peace in their various autonomous communities.
He  also  promised to commence the construction of the  palace of the state chairman of traditional rulers council by April this year, assuring that his administration would continue to look into the welfare of all  the traditional rulers.

“The palace of the chairman,we must start construction there latest by April under direct labour.
” We  are very much in a hurry to have that palace,” Governor Umahi stated.

The five new traditional rulers include,Chief Laz Umahi Nweze,  an oil company senior staff with five masters degree. He was crowned last week as the Eze Adu of Uburu in Ohaozara Local Government Area.

Others are chief Livinus Okorie Ugbo(Oso- Edda autonomous community),Chief John Okpuru(Amaoffia)  , Chief Edward  Chukwu(Oziza )   and Chief Ibe Obani(Umuihe).  

Earlier, the  Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Barr.Samuel Okoronkwo, had explained that,the traditional rulers met all the requirements as required by the constitution before they were installed by their various autonomous communities.

In their acceptance,   HRM  Okpuru,   promised  that they    use their staff of office to maintain peace and propagate the policies and programmes of the state  government in their   communities.