EBONYI STATE government
will soon enact a law that would
place the responsibility of the
medical care of Ebonyians
within the age of 80 and above
on its shoulders.
Governor David Umahi
disclosed this during a service
of songs in the honour of his
late mother, Mrs. Margaret
Umahi, held at the Akanu
Ibiam International conference
centre Abakaliki.
“We want to propose a bill to
the state House of Assembly
on how to take charge of the
medical care of our aged ones
from the age of 80 and abov e.
“ Immediately after this
event, we are sending a bill to
the House of Assembly to make
it compulsory that Ebonyi State
government will henceforth,
take partial responsibility of
the medical care of these ones.”
He dismissed the allegation
that he stopped payment
of pensions in the state and
stressed that it would be a
punishable offense if the
pensioners are not paid
between 15th and 20th every
“I still want to restate my
earlier stand that all pensioners
must be paid between 15th and
20th of every month and failure
to do that is punishable.”
Meanwhile, the deputy
Senate President, Senator Ike
Ekweremadu in his speech
described late Deaconess
Umahi as a disciplinarian whose
legacies and hard work would
continue to be a remarkable
history for the mortals.
Ekweremadu lauded the
developmental efforts of
governor Umahi and urged
him to sustain the tempo
in remembrance of his late