Former President, Goodluck Jonathan has praised the quality of infrastructural projects completed by Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, saying they have made the state stand out among its contemporaries across the country.
Dr Jonathan made the remarks during the inauguration of Iyere bridge in Edda, Afikpo South Local Government Area.
The Former President, who was accompanied by his wife, Dame Patience Jonathan, also inaugurated Amasiri-Owutu-Ebunwana and the Owutu-Amoso roads in Afikpo South Local Government Area. He commended Governor Umahi for his zeal to transform the lives of the people positively.
“It is a pleasure for me and my wife to be here in Ebonyi State today, whenever I come to Ebonyi State, I have always seen that His Excellency means well for Ebonyi people.
“I am very much pleased, each time I see the quality and magnitude of Governor Umahi’s projects in Ebonyi State, I thank God for bringing him at this time, the kind of projects I see in Ebonyi I don’t see it elsewhere.
Earlier, Governor Umahi explained that the Iyere Flyover was named after the former President for his role in the enthronement of the present administration in the State.
“Let me explain to Edda people that this is the mother and mother of Mr. President that God used to bring us to power so we have to be eternally thankful to them and that is why we have named this flyover after him, we chose this flyover because it was tasking building it.
“There is nothing the heart of a man is set to achieve that he cannot achieve, I was driven by my love for Edda people and people of Ebonyi State.”
Dr Jonathan and his Wife had flown into the State through the Ebonyi International Airport, Onueke.
Reporting by Amechi Odo; Editing by Daniel Adejo and Tony Okerafor