… Commissioners, Aides To Work On Full Time, Part Time, Pro Bono Basis — Soludo


By John Ugo, Awka

The governor elect of Anambra State, Professor Charles Soludo, has said that his commissioners and aides would work on full time, part time and probono basis.

Soludo also said that there would be no fanfare during his inauguration stressing that the monies for such ceremonies would be deployed for more important developmental issues in the state.

Soludo made the comment while inaugurating an 80-man transition committee for his administration at Agulu town in Anaocha local government area of the state on Thursday.

He stressed that the committee is expected to work harmoniously with others appointed by the outgoing Governor Willie Obiano for a smooth transition on 17th of March 2022.

Soludo promised never to disappoint the Anambra people who voted en masse for him in the last gubernatorial election in the state.

The former CBN said that it was part of the responsibility of the committee to identify resource persons where the government would select qualified hands to drive its policies.

He said, “This is an assemblage of the people I describe as wise men and women who have kindly accepted to pay to serve our homeland, under the leadership of one of Anambra’s finest gift to the world, our own dear Oby Ezekwesili.

“This committee comprises of some of Nigeria’s best, and Anambra is deeply grateful that you are sacrificing your time and talent pro bono, to help our journey to a liveable and prosperous smart city.

“This is a friendly transition, it is an APGA government to APGA government, and we expect nothing except the level of cooperation expected among members of a family. And that we are having this at this transition committee jointly, being inaugurated, speaks eloquently. It is almost like a combined transition committee and it is a testimony that this is a family affair.”

“Some commentators have observed that the number of the transition committee is large in their estimation, even without seeing the terms of reference, or the task, or that the members are offering their time and talent without remuneration as it were.”

“Some were already computing the amount of money that each of you would be paid. If Anambra accepts to pay or remunerate the calibre of people here, I’m sure even a world bank facility would not help us. Despite those observations, I must advice that you should feel absolutely free to bring anyone else that you feel can bring great value to this work.”

Soludo who promised to give priority to transparency and accountability in the running of his administration said that he would not waste the state’s resources on jamborees.

Soludo said that while security would be accorded deserved security priority, security issues and plans are too sensitive for open discussions.

“We deliberately left out some experts in security from the transition committee. We prefer to deal with this subject matter separately. I’m not sure that would fit into this kind of place. What we will say in public is not what we will say in private, because things are no longer the same any longer in Security.” He explained


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