Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has promised to demystify the office of the governor by dropping all the paraphernalia of the office and move closer to the public
OKEZIE Ikpeazu, Abia State governor, has promised the people of the state that he would be a common and ordinary governor to the state. Godwin Adindu, chief press secretary to the governor, in a press statement said the governor would be the first common and ordinary governor in the history of Nigeria and be the quintessential servant leader.
Adindu said his principal was set to cause a revolution in Nigeria as far as the person and the office of the governor is concerned. He said the governor would demystify the office and the person of the governor and remove all the ceremonies and chivalries that disconnect the leader from the people. “He is the common governor for the common man. He emerged from the people and will remain with the people,” Adindu said.
According to him, the governor will remove the entire mystique and simulations that have become customary with the office in Nigeria and make the person of the governor appear like a transcendental being and will also drop all the frivolities and trivialities that distract the leader from the major call, like chieftaincy titles, unnecessary awards and social recognition. Ikpeazu would remain available, approachable and accessible, the statement said further.
Adindu disclosed that Ikpeazu’s main thrust and mission in government was to work, serve and perform as a leader. “He is not going to be a media creation. His personality in governance will be created by the three values of work, service and performance and these will be the parameter for evaluating him at the end of the day,” he said.
In addition, Adindu said that as a delegate of the people, Ikpeazu would not delegate his duties and responsibilities but would personally take charge and supervise all projects, direct all commissions and oversee all works to ensure that things were done to his utmost satisfaction and for the general good of the people.
— Jun 9, 2015 @ 13:20 GMT