A Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State, Engr Anslem Ijebor, has assured Nigerians that the erstwhile Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, will predictably deliver on his mandate as minister of works considering his antecedents.
Ijebor, while speaking with Journalists in Lafia, Nasarawa State on Friday, made it clear that the choice of the former governor as minister of works was not just carefully made but divinely initiated to aptly redeem the nations infrastructural deficits.
He noted that the criteria for David Umahi’s selection is predicated on merit as an erudite and well-grounded engineer, who by all standards, has demonstrated proven competence and capacity in his field of endeavor. “His choice is a clear paradigm shift from the traditional norm of placing square pegs in round holes.
“David Nweze Umahi, a Fellow of the Nigerian society of Engineers (fnse) and Fellow of Nigeria Association of Technologist in Engineering (fnate), will not only bridge the political, religious and ethnic gap, but entrench the culture of enduring and monumental development, commitment, dedication by providing the country with a new road map in the area of infrastructural transformation, going forward,”; Ijebor said.
The PDP Chieftain further claimed that the sacrifices made by the minister of works in Ebonyi State as governor has shown not just competence and capacity, but a clear departure from what some other Nigerians have done in the past, adding that David Umahi has the charisma to deliver on his mandate, build physical bridges, unite the country if given the necessary support to function.
“Umahi as a former governor is a bridge builder, a charismatic party leader, a man capable of bridging the religious, political and ethnic gap at this nation’s threshold. He is no doubt a performer per excellence with proven records of capacity and competence in both private and public sector.
“Interestingly, David Umahi has unarguably proven to be a stable, loyal and trustworthy party man. Without any misgivings words, Nigerians should be rest assured that the nation has rightly found a truly dedicated servant, a man of noble character, and above all, a God fearing man whose competency, dedication and desire to serve his mother land should not be ignored but embraced with hearty approbation”; the PDP chieftain said.
Continuing, he noted that “Having such a great man with courage, passion for excellence, selflessness, and an uncommon goal getter, as the minister of works, there’s no doubt that the country’s infrastructural development will not only balance the lingering deficit in the quest for transformation, change in the political narrative as it will essentially foster political and regional sensitivity in the nation’s road map.
“David Umahi having impressively served as governor of Ebonyi State for eight years, a trained and certified Engineer, meaningfully sacrificed his political career and evidently staked all whilst ensuring the emergence of Ebonyi State in its present glory from a state of economic quagmire, decadence and stupor to infrastructure despite it’s lean resources. Such daring courage, fastidious drive and all inclusive participatory sacrifice in achieving the developmental strides in the once backward state of Ebonyi is no doubt worthy of reference and commendation.
“Above all, the minister of works has in the past years played down his political interest to making sure Ebonyi State remains a peaceful state against all ethnic and political games that are played out at all levels”, he declared.
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