Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi
State has said that he will not fix infrastructures destroyed in the protests.
The Governor stated this during his inspection of the various public facilities
destroyed by angry protesters including police stations.
The Governor said the people
should strive to always protect all government facilities in their areas
because they were built with public
funds, urging angry protesters to have a rethink. The governor noted that four
police stations were burnt down; two in Ohaozara Local council and two in
Abakaliki, said he will not rebuild the two in Ohaozara because they were built
He said, “My position is that any
facility that I have built and is destroyed, I will not rebuild it in my
tenure. The other two police stations damaged by the hoodlums are rented
apartments so government will strive hard to build two new police stations.”
The Governor called for both
national and state conferences to address the agitation of young Nigerians and
other challenges facing the country, urging governors to organize youth
conferences in their respective states.
According to him, “the proposed
national conference will address all the agitations of Nigerian youths, particularly
the five-point agenda enunciated by them during the ENDSARS protests.”
“There is a lot of
misinformation. People think that a leader must make magic. When you are
building infrastructure or empowering people, they prefer you share the money.
“No nation will succeed without
everybody making up his or her mind. We must all work. I think politics has
killed us in Nigeria, as graduates no longer want to work. Even, Ph.D. holders
want to be councillors.”