The winner of the 2021 edition of the Big Brother Naija reality TV show, Hazel Oyeye Onou, popularly known as Whitemoney, has extolled the infrastructural transformation of Ebonyi State by Governor David Umahi.
Whitemoney conveyed his impression when he paid a courtesy call on the Governor at Ochoudo Centenary City, Abakaliki on Wednesday.
The reality TV star who was in the state for a show said he was surprised by the transformation he saw when he toured the state.
Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Francis Nwaze said Whitemoney applauded Governor Umahi for laying a solid foundation of development in the state, stressing that the development witnessed beats the imagination of any right-thinking Nigerian.
The reality TV star said, “One thing I like about Ebonyi State is the road network. It’s amazing. I never had the opportunity to explore the state in the magnitude I did today.
“Your Medical School, I don’t know if it is human beings that built that thing or machines because the structure is beyond human comprehension. I have never seen that kind of structure in Nigeria, I mean it, I am jealous.
“I will urge the Media, the Media Houses in Ebonyi State, project Ebonyi State, it is not being projected the way it should, everything I saw today, the Science Lab, chemistry lab, physics lab and so forth are too foreign and I heard that it is Ebonyi people that built them.
This is amazing, I have never seen this kind of structure in Abuja, I have never seen it, this is the first place and I am grateful to be part of this.” (sic)
Responding, Governor Umahi commended the visitor for warm sentiments expressed about the modest achievements of his administration.
He said, “You are a very humble person. I want to thank you for what you said about our modest achievements. All I can say is that everything we are doing first is the grace of God. Two, is the determination of people here to rewrite our history and the unfortunate position we were forced into and the selfless services of the men and women you see here and some that are not here.”
“I think you are an honest man and somebody who is happy with good things. Congratulations once again,” Umahi praised Whitemoney.