Civil Rights Advocacy group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria(HURIWA), has warned Land racketeering syndicate members and blackmailers against assasinating the character of Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.
HURIWA in statement released to Nigerian Newssphere on Thursday by the Group’s National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko said politicians should desist from spreading fake news about Governor Ugwuanyi.
The Rights group rather stated that generations unborn ought to commend the current governor of Enugu State for putting durable and sustainable legal and institutional frameworks in place and for reorganising the land administrative structures and hierarchy in Enugu State to completely sanitize land ownership and eliminate land speculation and touting which was a major problem inhibiting industrialisation in Enugu State before the assumption of office of the current administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State.
HURIWA stated that it embarked on wide ranging facts finding visitations to Enugu State without the knowledge of the Enugu State’s governor to ascertain certain insinuations of land related crimes linked to some officials in the Enugu State government and our far reaching findings show that indeed at no time in the recent history of the South East has any political office holder done as much spade works and fundamental land ownership and administrative reforms as much as the current governor of Enugu State His Excellency governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has done.
The Rights group alerted the media owners to be vigilant and be wary of their esteemed media outfits being duped and used by criminals parading about as businessmen to seek to peddle absolute falsehood against the Enugu State’s governor.
HURIWA has indicated her readiness to make her expertise available so media professors affiliated to HURIWA can offer free tutorials on media ethics and media laws freely to journalists including those identified as citizen journalists so their operations will follow prescribed ethical codes of conduct and adhere strictly to the rule of law.
HURIWA therefore stressed that Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has the law behind him in land reforms that his administration has implemented.