By Mike Mbonye
Johannesburg (NAN) Enugu State indigenes in South Africa on Sunday urged the new administration in the state to sustain the development strides of the previous administration led by Mr Sullivan Chime.
Mr Oliver Ekesi, the Chairman, Enugu State Union, South Africa, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Johannesburg that Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi should adopt the same pattern used by his predecessor to develop the state.
“ Enugu State Union in South Africa appeals to the new administration in the state to continue with road construction, rural electricity, water, security and housing development.
“ We also urge the new administration to look into other areas the previous administration could not do,“ he said.
Ekesi said the union would partner with the state government to contribute to the development of the state.
“ The union held a meeting and resolved to partner with the state government.
“ We are interested in doing something back at home. But we urge the government to recognise our people in the Diaspora especially those of us in South Africa,“ he said.
The Chairman said Enugu state indigenes in South Africa had good professionals willing to come home and contribute to the development of the state.
According to him, there is need for synergy between government and indigenes abroad to work out areas where they could contribute.
“ Our people abroad, especially in South Africa, have been doing well in various endeavours.
“ It is only right that we should come home and do the same for our people,“ he said.
Ekesi urged the people to support the new administration to enable it take the state to greater heights.
“ Enugu State is blessed with great potentials. We need to support our government to achieve set goals and objectives which will benefit our people on the long run,“ he said.