By Obioma Nnamani
A saying goes thus “a great captain is not known by sailing on a swimming pool but in a turbulent ocean”.
In the year 2015 at a very difficult time in the history of our Nation when the Nigeria’s economy nosedived into one of the worst recessions in our history, a leader His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Dr. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi emerged as the newly elected Governor of Enugu State, saddled with the enormous responsibility to lead the people of Enugu State.
During his 2015 Inaugural speech, he expressed his firm belief that the God who fed the Five Thousand People with just five loaves of bread and two fishes will also help him during this difficult times.
Meanwhile the people’s expectations of results are often far more than the resources available to the State. Considering the very lean resources available, it will indeed take the divine help to miraculously meet the expectations of the people. Hence he committed Enugu State into the hands of God.
Today, the overwhelming success of his Administration has strongly proven not only his excellent Leadership qualities but also the help of God in piloting the affairs of our dear State.
The Prompt and consistent payment of salaries to the State Civil Servants
The construction of good access roads, especially at the rural areas.
The continuous peace and security in the State given his leadership style as well as swift and strategic approach to tackling security challenges. These and many more he has been able to achieve seemingly effortlessly.
This great ability to successfully navigate through the difficult times is a clear proof of his unequalled leadership.
I personally believe that such a great leadership skill is what our country Nigeria needs come 2023, and therefore hopes that His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi will yield to the growing requests of Nigerians who are calling on him to run for the 2023 Presidential election.
Obioma Nnamani is a Leadership Expert, a former Governorship Candidate, former National President of Patriotic Youth Vanguard of Nigeria (PYVAN), former Enugu State Chairman of Peoples Party of Nigeria, former Secretary Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) Enugu State and Central Coordinator Ogbako Ndi Nkanu