From Maurice Okafor, Enugu
As the newly elected Enugu State Council Chairmen and Councillors are sworn in, political stakeholders in the state have charged them to ensure even development in their areas
One of the philanthropist cum politician who gave the charge is Prince Engr. Lawrence Ezeh,who tasked the newly elected 17 local government chairmen to facilitate development of the rural communities, as a means of enthroning even development across the state.
Prince Eze gave the charge while speaking to newsmen after the elected chairmen took their oath of office before Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, at Okpara square, on Monday, March 2.
He asserted that the problem of local government administration in Enugu state borders on misplacement of priorities by the past elected chairmen stating the mistakes are bound to be corrected if the newly elected chairmen will look inwards and take governance to their people, replicating what Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi is doing in the state.
Prince Engr Eze, who rejoined PDP after a sojourn at APC, said the style and art of governance of Governor Ugwuanyi which has endeared peace in the political circle and among all political class has remained his watchword. He disclosed that his passion for rural development was instrumental to his constructing over 4.5km asphalted road which stretched across his community Mbulumbu and some other communities in Nkanu East local government area of Enugu state.
“What we are witnessing in Enugu at the moment is a government that is showing commitment to the development and enthronement of social peace in the state in all ramifications. We are expecting the newly elected local government chairmen who swore to oath of office to do same at the local government level.
“Some of us, on our individual capacity have rendered services as part of our corporate social responsibility, but the elected chairmen have great task of developing our communities. They must have to avoid misplacement of priorities, so as to get it right.” He emphasized
Speaking to news men after taking their oath of office, some of the chairmen expressed their readiness to embark on developmental projects that will impact meaningfully on their rural dwellers.