Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has enjoined
the management of the Daily Star to work hard towards returning the
state-owned newspaper to its days of glory.
Ugwuanyi noted that his administration is determined to bequeath an
improved living condition to the people despite the economic recession
that has shrunken federal allocation to states.
The governor, represented by his deputy, Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo,
commended the commissioner for information, Dr. Godwin Udeuhele, other
members of the state’s executive council and the Enugu State
Government Printing Press for their support in reviving the Daily
Earlier in his address, Dr. Udeuhele explained that the newspaper used
to be the pride of the Igbo, noting that it was in consideration of
its illustrious history coupled with the desire to help the workers
retain their livelihood that the governor approved the money for the
He urged the workers to repay the governor’s gesture by ensuring that
the newspaper’s former glory is brought back within the shortest
possible time. The commissioner also noted it’s instructive the
newspaper is returning at a time of massive infrastructural overhaul
across the state, and advised the workers not to ignore the grassroots
in their news coverage.
Also in a brief remark, the paper’s acting managing director, Mr.
Christian Odo, thanked Governor Ugwuanyi for giving heed to the
yearnings of the Daily Star staff who had for years called for the
The highlight of the event was the unveiling of the revamped Daily
Star by the deputy.