Tony Okafor, Awka
The Vice President-General of Ọhaneze Ndigbo Worldwide, Chief Damian Okeke- Ogene has commended the Anambra State Governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo
for what he called his ( Soludo’s) political mentorship for the youth in the state through appointments.
He said Soludo had by so doing revolutionised the system of government and mentorship in the state.
Speaking to our correspondent in Awka , the state capital, on Monday, the Igbo leader, expressed satisfaction with the governor’s approach to political appointments and commitment to due process.
He said, “The policy of appointing youths to political positions will no doubt end the era of recycling old leaders and denying upcoming generation opportunities to master governance.”
He noted that the youth if well tutored and mentored, would be properly equipped with wealth of experience that would enable them to effectively and efficiently take over future leadership of the country.
The Ohanaeze leader added, “This will inculcate the needed discipline and basic principles of selfless service in them as well as the need to entrench merit and due process in the system.”
He urged those appointed to various positions by the governor to justify the confidence reposed in them by being dedicated and working hard to learn from the wealth of experience of the governor to inspire other youths.
Similarly, a chieftain of the All Progressives Grand Alliance( APGA) Dr Mike Omenugha had said the appointment of the youth into positions of responsibility would help to build their self-confidence in administration and enable them to become role models.
He called on other South-East Governors to emulate the Soludo approach to governance and to effectively harness the potential of youth to build a better future for the region as well as bring permanent solution to the challenge of youth’s restiveness.
Our correspondent recalled that no fewer than 21 ‘young persons’ were recently appointed transition committee chairmen in the 21 Local Government Areas of the state.