Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, on Wednesday, embarked on inspection tour of the Enugu residence of the former Premier of the Eastern Region, Governor General and first President of Nigeria, the late Rt. Hon. Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, recently renovated by his administration and furnished/decorated with personal effects of the Nigerian statesman as a monument and rich heritage of the state.
It would be recalled that Gov. Ugwuanyi, in his first term in office, paid the first official visit by a sitting governor to the Onuiyi residence of the foremost nationalist and great son of Igboland, Dr. Azikiwe, in the University town of Nsukka, since after his death in 1996, where he promised renovation of Zik’s Lodge at Enugu, to serve as a monument and tourist attraction.
Gov. Ugwuanyi was led round the renovated and well-equipped edifice by Zik’s son, Mr. Uwakwe Azikiwe, who incidentally is the governor’s Special Adviser on Special Duties – an encounter that reawakened memories of the sage’s political activities during the First Republic.
The governor was also accompanied by the State Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, Hon. Augustine Nnamani, among others.
By Louis Amoke