Chief Executive Officer of Blue Diamond Logistics, Mr. Festus Mbisiogu, has urged Southeast governors to emulate Ebonyi State governor, Chief Dave Umahi on what he described as strides in infrastructure and agricultural re-invigoration.
Mbisiogu, who stated this after a visit to the state, described Ebonyi as a model of development every governor should emulate.
He said: “I am proud of Governor Umahi and his team. Truly, he has executed the divine mandate of his administration equitably. This has resulted in the progress made in the areas of infrastructure development and agriculture.
“As far as I am concerned, Ebonyi State of today is one of the best states in Nigeria in terms of infrastructure development, which is a key driver for progress, an enabler for productivity and sustainable economic growth.
“I am shocked at the level of development going on silently in the state. I am proud of Ebonyi because, with the level of infrastructure investment that I saw, human development, poverty reduction, and the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals, MDGs, are guaranteed in the state.”
Deputy Governor of the state, Dr. Eric Kenneth Igwe, who conducted Mbisiogu round the state, commended him for the roles he has been playing in ensuring that Nigeria and China maintain a cordial relationship.
Earlier, Mbisiogu and his team had visited Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, the governorship candidate of the Action Alliance Party, AAP, in Imo State.
He used the occasion to advocate for a peaceful election even as he urged the electorate to go out and vote for the candidates of their choice.
Mbisiogu also visited Senator-elect, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu and the governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Abia State, Mr. Uche Ogar.