By Oswald Agwu 

The complete takeover of leadership positions by businessmen and women has been advocated as a sure bet for building the Nigerian economy.


Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State raised the advocacy in Abakaliki on Friday, during the swearing in of 50 additional Development Centre coordinators recently appointed for the state.

Umahi who charged the coordinators to show great passion for out-of-school children programme in the state, the widows and less-privileged, also enjoined them to be self-disciplined, hard working and dedicated.

While admonishing them to operate with the fear of God, exhibit transparency and accountability in their offices, the governor urged them to effectively supervise the primary healthcare centres and schools within their domain.

He further urged them to carry their wives along in the benefits of their offices and be happy with themselves while they engage in other business and productive ventures, adding that their positions cannot last forever. 

Umahi emphasized: “Always have passion for the job; passion for the out-of-school children; passion for widows and the poor that are being victimized.

“So I want us to turn a new leaf 

“You may not always be coordinators, but you can be a businessman or woman. 

“Until Nigeria nation allow businessmen to take over positions of leadership, the country’s economy cannot be built. 

“The business of governance is a serious business.”

Governor Umahi who also inaugurated additional 63 Executive Assistants, Senior Technical Assistants and Technical Assistants recently appointed during the event, charged them to work in tandem with the progressive stance of his administration.

He warned the STAs and TAs to immediately get compulsory postings to work in any government ministry, department or agency of their choice to guarantee their monthly salaries. 

Two appointees: Martha  Nwankwo who spoke for the coordinators and Hon. Ibeabuchi Chukwu, on behalf of the STAs and TAs, promised the governor of their total support and commitment to move the state forward.

Recall that the governor had earlier sworn-in 13 Coordinators and about 400 EAs, STAs and TAs. With this, the number of coordinators becomes 63, remaining one, for the 64 development centres in the state.

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