SULLIVAN’S BOOK LAUNCH: SEN. ANYOGU EZE EMBRACES GOV. IFEANYI UGWUANYI
The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo says the problem with Nigeria was not ethnic or religion but inability of credible politicians in authority.
He made this known in Enugu during the book launch entitled “An Honour to Serve: Enugu State in the Sullivan Years” written to honour a former Governor of Enugu State Mr. Sullivan Chime.
Professor Osinbajo said that those who wanted to privatize the resources of the country and not build human capital were the major cause of friction in the country.
The Vice President admonished political office holders to discharge their responsibilities with good conscience and responsibility for the benefit of the people.
Earlier in a remark, the Chairman of the occasion, Professor George Obiozor, described the former Governor, Sullivan Chime, as a silent achiever whose development strides in the State was a pride to all Igbos.
The book reviewer, Professor Chidi Onyia, said that the book filled the gap in contemporary history of the state.
Professor Onyia noted that it encapsulated the good and rough times of the Chime administration, and brought to bare how to achieve growth in governance.
A former Minister of Power, Professor Chinedu Nebo, described Mr. Chime as a pragmatic leader, whose value left his name in the Sands of time.
In a reaction, the former governor and the writer, Mr. Sullivan Chime, said that his joy was to create a legacy in the state and set it on a pedestal where investment could thrive.
Mr. Chime stated that he worked with an excellent team that saw one another as equals.
Highpoint of the occasion was the initiating of an embrace of good fate by the former governor of the old Anambra State, Senator Jim Nwobodo between the Enugu State Governor, Chief Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, the APC gubernatorial candidate and the former senator representing Enugu North Senatorial zone, Senator Ayogu Eze.
The event attracted Governor of Imo State, Deputy Governors of Enugu and Ebonyi states, former ministers, some members of the National Assembly and chieftains of the All Progressives Congress.