The Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, on Sunday, thanked God for the victory granted to him and his Deputy at the Court of Appeal in Enugu.
VANTAGE NEWS had reported that the Court of Appeal in Enugu through Justice K.O Olawale upheld the decision of Justice Henry Njoku of the Abakaliki High Court that Umahi and his deputy cannot be removed from office because they defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
At the thanksgiving service on Sunday, Umahi thanked the people of the state for their support.
He said, “There can be no better preaching than the preaching of love because the Bible says love is everything and the month of April in which our Lord Jesus Christ resurrected is a month of love, forgiveness sets the heart free and when you forgive you find out that that captive is you.
“I just released money to assist Exco members both those who are serving and those who have finished serving since 2015.”
He announced that his administration has paid all the promotion arrears from 2015-2021 to all civil servants in the state, adding that his administration would complete the King David University of Medical Science, the Airport, and other projects before he leaves office next year.
“We have paid all the promotion arrears from 2015 to 2021 to all State Civil Servants and I have directed that before the 7th of April, Local Government Staff and Judiciary should get their own,” he said.
Umahi added that, “In the spirit of love, should we employ more people or should we increase the salaries of Civil Servants beyond the minimum wage, our money can not carry the two, the decision is yours.
“I thank you very much for your prayers, if you roll out what God has done in Ebonyi State, it is unimaginable which is the product of your prayers.
“We thank God for the Appeal Court and I think that we should forget about the litigation because God has taken us out of our challenges, we must appreciate God, we must thank him because that is the God we know.”
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