The Enugu Young Professionals Initiatives (EYPI), an NGO, has called on Enugu indigenes to support the administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi on its mission to deliver the gains of democracy.
EYPI, in a statement signed by its National President, Mr Emmanuel Ikechukwu-Jonathan, JP, on Sunday in Abuja said that no government succeeds without significant support from its subjects.
The statement urged Enugu people to encourage Gov Ugwuanyi on his unflinching commitment to the development of all parts of the state through economic empowerment policies and programs.
The group appealed to the stakeholders in the state against distracting the focus of the governor through unnecessary politicking and litigation.
It also called on aggrieved parties in the state to put behind their political differences and bickering that played out during the last general elections in the state.
‘’It is on record that former President Goodluck Jonathan refused to challenge the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari. so as not to distract him from rendering the much needed developmental services in the country,’’ the statement said.
It said that the decision of the governor to immediately commence projects in some parts of the state was a testimony of his commitment to the progress of the entire state.
“EYPI, commended the vision and passion of Ugwuanyi to commence development of Nsukka town, 9th Mile Corner,
“Others are Ngwo, Abakpa-Nike Enugu urban, Emene, Agwu, Oji River, Independence Layout phase II, and other parts of the state.
‘’We are particularly happy with the principle of fairness, equity and justice which has been the watchword of the governor since he assumed office.
“And we believe that what he requires from the people of the state is constant prayers, support and ideas that will help take the state higher than the level it is today,’’ it said.
It said that the appointment of commissioners and special advisers within the class of professionals was insightful decision by the governor.
“Professionals, irrespective of their occupational areas, have a shared experience that is rooted in quality service delivery.
“Discipline, training, experience, industrial democracy and corporate governance. These processes of decision-making and collective bargaining underscore the credential of professionals.’’ It stated.
The statement appealed to the newly appointed Commissioners and Special Advisers to remain committed in helping the governor justify the mandate given to him by the people through infrastructural development and job creation.
‘’Competence, honesty transparency and accountability remain the determinants and the compass to navigate the contour of our state. You have joined the crew at a very crucial point of the journey.
‘’The expectations are high, and you cannot afford to fail the people. We expect you to draw from your intellect to advance the programmes and policies of the state government.
‘’We want results not excuses; do not fail to deliver accordingly so as to justify the reasons why you were appointed by the governor,’’ the statement said.
The statement said EYPI would continue to develop leadership capacity and skills by organising parley and colloquium in order to provide professional feedback and share real development strategies.
It said the group would continue to support communities on the platform of economic emancipation through job creation strategies as well as advance the interest of its members.
“The body is focused at bringing together young professionals practising their trades within and outside the state with the aim of changing the face of politics and governance in Enugu in particular and Nigeria,“ the statement said.

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