The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, said former governor Sullivan Chime’s administration in Enugu state, neglected the people of Aninri Local Government Area for eight years.
Speaking on Saturday in Aninri during the flag-off of nine rural projects funded by the state government, Ekweremadu said that the Chime’s tenure was the darkest in the lives of Aninri people.
He said that during the period, the state government had no presence in the entire council, adding that projects executed in the area were by the federal and local governments.
“Eight years ago all development projects in this area were done by the federal and local governments, but we now have a governor that is ready to work for our people. Between 2007 and 2015, no indigene of Aninri was employed in the state civil service and from statistics, we have the least number of civil servants in the state,” he said.