Says his photograph used in the said billboard by the concerned individual who erected it was not approved by him and consequently does not reflect his mood in respect of the sad tragedy.
…Orders immediate removal of the billboard.
“November 26, 2020
“AWGU ACCIDENT VICTIMS’ BILLBOARD – THE TRUE POSITION
“My attention has been drawn to the misrepresentation of facts as being peddled on social media concerning a billboard erected in Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State, over a month ago, by one of our supporters, in solidarity with the government and families of the pupils and staff of Presentation Primary and Nursing School, Awgu, who died in a fatal road accident in my council area.
“As we still mourn these innocent souls painfully, I wish to state categorically that the photograph of my person used in the said billboard by the concerned individual was not approved by me and consequently does not reflect my mood in respect of the sad tragedy, as being mischievously peddled on social media.
“We sincerely appreciate public concern over this issue and I have directed that the billboard should be pulled down accordingly.
“May I use this opportunity to once again thank our compassionate, caring, able and God fearing Governor of Enugu State, His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Dr. Ifeanyi Lawrence Ugwuanyi, for all he has done for the families of the victims, both survivors and the dead, the school and the Catholic Diocese of Awgu, to cushion the pains of the grievous loss.
“Hon. Pedro Okwudili Nwankwo
Awgu Local Government Area”
Enugu State is in the hands of God!##