Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi has disclosed how he became a billionaire at 25 years of age. He stated that he became rich through commitment and hard work, emphasizing that he’s very rich and not a poor person.
He said this while addressing a group of market leaders in Abakpa market, Abakaliki. He also debunked social media claims that owned several shops in the market.
“I work very hard, I am not a poor person but a very, very rich person.”
“You can’t use the state’s money and still do all these things (projects) we are doing, I don’t have any shop or any interest in the market,” he said.
He said that the annulment of traders relocation from the market was as a result of the intervention of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). As a result of the CAN’s intervention, traders relocation have been moved to Jan. 10. 2020 as opposed to the previous date, Oct. 15, 2019.
He also added that Abakpa market would be renamed as Ebonyi Fruits and Vegetables Market.
“We presently have a special assistant on the market, the structures that are still strong are going to be renovated.
“The traders have two options: it is either you renovate it to our taste and become landlords or we do it on our own and you are no longer the landlord,” he added.