Governor Umahi made the announcement on Wednesday in Abakaliki during a virtual swearing in of his new appointees.
In addition, he stated that it was natural for groups of people to agitate, when they felt not being properly taken care of.
The governor said that he recently had a dialogue with the NASS members in Abuja, where they “wined, dined and some even drank from the same cup”.
“There is no sign of enmity among us and for the first time, the entire NASS members from the state accompanied me to five ministries in Abuja.
“We visited the ministries of power, water resources and empowerment, among others, for two days,” he said.
More so, Governor Umahi stated that he didn’t accord high level of importance to the legislators than any person in the state, emphasizing that his administration “does not attach importance to anybody.
“Our leader, Sen. Sam Egwu (PDP Ebonyi North) came back for the Independence Day celebrations but I told him that such celebrations will not hold.
“I am sure that if there will be an Abuja group, Egwu will not belong to it but there is none of such and so, nothing to worry about.
“People, however, have their own mind and if you feel you are not well treated, you have the right to protest.
“Such protest should, however, not affect the other person,” the governor said.
He, however, encouraged his new appointees to be very proactive, stating that those who worked hard for the state will for surety be acknowledged by his administration regardless of where they hail from.
“The new Personal Assistant to the Governor on Rice Production has effectively managed our four mills generating a profit of over N300 million for the state and not requesting for funds to maintain the mills,” he said.
He further warned residents to stay away from peddling falsehood in the name of criticism or opposition, pointing out that everyone pursues his or her own destiny.
“A former Secretary to the State Government recently said that we owe contactors the sum of N54 billion and I hope the relevant authorities have sued him.
“These people who dish falsehood to the public must prove them for the state and country to move forward and no one can pull another person down in order to rise,” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the public made use of the phone-in section of the programme to table questions on affairs concerning the state.