Enugu North district wants equity in ministerial appointment, others

A sociocultural group in Enugu North Senatorial District of Enugu State, Igbo Nsukka Global Association has appealed President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to zone the ministerial position of the state to the district in the interest of justice, equity and fair play.

This is just as the group has also expressed gratitude to the president for finding two of their illustrious sons, Rear Admiral Emmanuel Ikechukwu Ogalla and DIG Frank Mba, worthy of being appointed and promoted to Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) of the Nigerian Navy and Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of the Nigerian Police Force, respectively.

In a statement issued by High Chief Michael Urama, Hon Emma Idoko and Engr Ambrose Ugwu, President – General, Secretary – General and Diaspora coordinator respectively, the group said appointing one of their sons and daughters as minister representing the state would help balance the inequality in the ministerial appointments for Enugu State since 1999.

According to them, out of the three senatorial districts in the state, it was only Enugu North Senatorial District that was yet to be called upon to serve as minister since 1999, while Enugu West and Enugu East Senatorial Districts had served five and two times respectively.

“The situation is very similar in the consideration for other non-ministerial assignments and offices. We, of Enugu North Senatorial District, immediately profess our burning desire to contribute our own quota of service to your government and our country, not only as ministers but also as heads and members of various Boards, Companies and agencies of the Federal Government.  

“We therefore respectfully and humbly use this medium to request that you generously consider Enugu North Senatorial District sons and daughters for ministerial appointment and membership into different Federal Boards, Agencies, Institutions and Companies of the federal government. Our humble request is anchored on the premise, alter and doctrine of equity, fairness and justice”, they said.

The Nsukka stakeholders noted that the appointments of Ogalla as the Chief of Naval Staff and Mbah as deputy inspector general of police had rekindled hopes of inclusivity of the entirety of the Enugu State in the affairs of the country.

“We are very confident that they will effectively deliver on their respective responsibilities as they have always been exemplary in their previous assignments, demonstrating integrity, dedication and honesty, the common trademarks of our people.

“Your mantra of Renewed Hope resonates with our people of Enugu North Senatorial District as we yearn for more inclusion in the development efforts and activities of our state and country”, the statement read.

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