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Ebonyi Approves N111bn For Indigenes To Celebrate Christmas, Names Stadium After Abacha

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Ebonyi state indigenes will celebrate this year’s Christmas in joy as the state government has approved the sum of N111,250,000 for the celebration.

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N111bn Approved For Indigenes To Celebrate Christmas By Ebonyi

The state’s special adviser on media and strategy, Chooks Oko, announced this in a statement issued on Saturday night.

“In a bid to celebrate this year’s Christmas for Ebonyi people at home and in diaspora, Ebonyi state executive council on 13th December 2022, approved the release of the sum of (N111,250,000.00) covering the transportation of Ebonyians living in Lagos and Abuja to Ebonyi state for Christmas celebration, including the cost of rice, Christmas gifts, and largesse to the selected 1270 Ebonyians living in Lagos and Abuja,” the statement reads.

“Secretary to the state government, commissioner for trade and investment, commissioner for human capital development and monitoring, commissioner for health and commissioner for special duties were charged by EXCO to supervise the payment of this Christmas empowerment funds to Ebonyians in Abuja and Lagos who must have BVN and phone number.”

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According to the statement, the state government also named a new road in Ebonyi after former senate President, Pius Anyim.

The new centenary city ring road, which links the state secretariat and the new government house in Abakaliki, was inaugurated by the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, in November.

The state executive council said the road will be henceforth referred to as ‘Anyim Pius Anyim centenary city ring road’.

Aside from the road, the state executive council approved the naming of the new Olympic stadium in Abakaliki, after the late military head of state, Sani Abacha.

The stadium is, however, yet to be completed.

In other news, Kanyi Daily reported how troops of the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) rescued seven abducted Chinese nationals in Kaduna State.

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