LG Transition C'ttee: 'Selfless Service Begets Unquantifiable Satisfaction'
The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, has tasked the newly inaugurated Local Government Transition Committee Chairmen to be selfless in their service rendition for unquantifiable satisfaction.
Governor Emmanuel, in his speech, after administering oath of office to the Chairmen, congratulated them, noting that they have been called upon to render service at a critical intersection in the nation’s history.
“Nigerian is currently experiencing some economic challenges but the business of the people must continue, our obligations to them must be met, our fidelity to their wellbeing and welfare must not be broken and the faith they have in us must be nourished and not sacrificed.
“It is usually that during challenging times, true leadership and character are shaped and furnaced. You must be willing and ready to look problems in the eye and come out with far-reaching solutions.
“Leadership is not about excuses or cop-outs; leadership is not about leaving the problems of today for tomorrow, leadership requires healthy doses of decisiveness and being proactive.”
“You have been given a chance of a lifetime, run with it, let your talents and skills show, show the people that the choice we had in you was not misplaced. Consider this moment as a platform that can lead you to other possibilities.
“The office you are sworn in today should not be seen as a clutch for immediate gratification, or one where you would engage in conspicuous excesses. Let it remain true to its foundational principle which is predicated on service to the people.
“If you provide selfless service, you will be rewarded and such satisfaction can never be quantified. Let this be your guiding principle.
“It is not going to be business as usual. You must use creative approaches to solve problems and you must be able to manage the resources that you would be availed, to impact the lives of the people. In all your doings, the interest of the people must triump all other considerations, because you will be judged based on how you were able to touch their lives.
“Your position is akin to that of a chief executive of a corporation, you must lead, you must think outside the box of conventional wisdom, you must be creative, decisive, forward-looking, tough without being obnoxious and above all, you must be transparent.
“The people will be watching your every move and you must not fail them,” Gov Emmanuel said, assuring that
“My administration will, as always, stand ready to support you, and working in close partnership, we will continue to inspire the people and rouse them to ‘dakkada’ and claim the faith of their greatness.
“Akwa Ibom people are great people and we must do all we can to improve their material circumstance. That is your charge- a charge you must keep.
“Once again, I congratulate you and wish you successful tenure. God bless our state, God bless us all.”