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How I became a billionaire at 25 – Ebonyi governor
– Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi has said that he became a billionaire at 25 years of age due to hard work and commitment to duty
– The governor said he works very hard and is a very, very rich person
– Umahi also announced that the state govt had changed the date of the traders relocation to the international market to January 10, 2020 instead of the original October 15, 2019
– The chairman of CAN in the state, Rev Fr Abraham Nwali, thanked the governor for his magnanimity in extending the relocation date
Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi has said that he became a billionaire at 25 years of age due to hard work and commitment to duty.
Umahi, who made the declaration while interacting with leaders of Abakpa main market in Abakaliki, debunked social media reports that he owns shops at the market and built his house within one year,NANreports.
Legit.nggathers that he said:I work very hard; I am not a poor person but a very, very rich person.
You cant use the states money and still do all these things (projects) we are doing, I dont have any shop or any interest in the market.
The governor also said rescinding some of the decisions on the relocation of the traders from the market was due to the intervention of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).
He also announced that the Abakpa market would now be designated and called Ebonyi Fruits and Vegetable Market.
We presently have a special assistant on the market; the structures that are still strong are going to be renovated.
The traders have two options: it is either you renovate it to our taste and become landlords or we do it on our own and you are no longer the landlord,he added.
Umahi also announced that due to the intervention of CAN, the government had changed the date of the traders relocation to the states international market to January 10, 2020 instead of the original October 15, 2019.
He also ordered that some of the shops that were hitherto sealed in the market and re-opened be re-sealed due to the owners reluctance to withdraw their lawsuits against the government.
The chairman of CAN in the state, Rev Fr Abraham Nwali, thanked the governor for his magnanimity in extending the relocation date, adding that the association would ensure an amicable resolution of the issue.
Nwali, who is also the governors senior special assistant on religion and welfare matters, called for cooperation by all concerned parties in the overall interest of stakeholders.
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Meanwhile,Legit.ngpreviously reported that the alleged raid on the Abuja residence of GovernorDaveUmahi wascondemned by the minority caucusin the House of Representatives.
The caucus condemned the raid in a statement, describing it as menacing and inexcusable.
Ndudi Elumelu, the minority leader of the House of Representatives, said the law enforcement agencies were free to do their job, but with respect to the rule of law.
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