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"I Became A Billionaire At 25," Umahi Reveals       

Umahi reveals how he became a billionaire at 25.

Funsho Akinwale

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has revealed that he became a billionaire at age 25 due to hard work and commitment to duty.

The governor, who made the statement while addressing the Abakpa leaders in Abakaliki, the state capital, dispelled rumours on social media that he owns shops at the market and built his house within one year.

“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.

Umahi noted that he only rescinded his decision on the relocation of the traders from the market because of the calls by the Christian Association of Nigeria who advised him to calm down. He added that Abakpa market would now be called Ebonyi Fruits and Vegetable 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 stated.