_The Serenade of Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi_


Political scholars are indeed agreed that a true leader inspires confidence in his people. The hallmark of a good leader therefore is not just to mouth platitudes, but would be seen to believe in his capabality, thrust it forward, fly with personal visions and inspire confidence and belief in such visions by the citizens and engender collective or group buy-in of government policies and programs. Most citizens with the power of discernment in Enugu State today have been enamored by the right vision and the mission of the present government to leave Enugu State better than it was met in 2015. Of course government is a continuum. A good meaning government will forever strive to build on the positive legacies if any left by the preceeding administration and even try to surpass its achievements. But there is nothing as glorious and exciting as serenading the minds of the citizens or the led to believe in their leader and even go further to expend their treasures, talents and time to support their leaders.

It is a thing of joy to observe individual citizens of the state anchoring with the good governance initiatives of Gov. Ugwuanyi in their various communities and domains by building roads and other infrastructural facilities to support the government. It might be argued that the building of infrastructures by individual citizens in some communities and inviting the Governor to commission them have some political undertone. It may be argued further that these individuals are actually exploring the means of appearing good in the eyes of the people because of future political ambitions. So what? The bottom line is that, these people might have made sacrifices of their treasures to support the government in consideration of the fact that government can never and will never be able to do it alone development wise.

It is in the realization that all hands must be on the deck to support the government by giving out our time, treasures and resources that Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka recently introduced a British firm, HP Kapital Limited, which promised to establish University Hospital and other ancillary infrastructures at the Adoration Centre, Umuchigbo Nike Enugu. Not too long, Fr. Mbaka was also reported to have invited foreign football scouts to the state just so that the abundant human resources in the field of soccer can be harnessed, nurtured and honed for the good of the state and the nation at large. What a great effort by a cleric who many would love to hate especially those at the corridors of power for his audacity and vocality to briddle bad leaders in government. Fr. Mbaka have never shied away from speaking truth to power which sometimes have inadvertently set him on collision course with the agents of the state. By electing therefore to cue behind the administration of Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi could only confirm one thing-a thorough vote of confidence in the good governance of Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi. If Fr. Mbaka who is not a politician and cannot be regarded as one have been involved with the visions of Ugwuanyi to transform our dear state, what other evidence does one need to confirm that Ugwuanyi has serenaded the entire state.

It is hoped that this latest venture to support the Ugwuanyi administration by the management of Adoration Ministry, Enugu when fully realized will not only continue to maintain the status of the state as a cool and peaceful city, but will promote it in the league of efficient and effective city in the area of health care delivery for its teeming population and a greater income earner from institutional investments. Surely, a 500-bed University Hospital, three factories, a waste management plant and other facilities within the vicinity of the Adoration Centre in Enugu will equally boost employment opportunities for the teeming citizens of Enugu as well as cater for the aspirations of the medically inclined science students from the state and adjoining locations. Already, the people’s governor on whose vision Fr. Mbaka appears to be promoting has promised to support the laudable project given the state government’s limited resources to ensure the success of the project and by extension the success of any other venture aimed at creating job opportunities and adding values to the economy of the state and the living standard of the people.

It is important to stress also that aside  flying with the vision of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi by private citizens of the state, investors and these individuals are encouraged and enamored by the existing peace and the enabling environment provided by the governor. Fr. Ejike Mbaka remarked this much and rightly so when he took the foreign firm to meet with Governor Ugwuanyi in his office. Fr. Mbaka has truly paid his dues as a clergy and a conscience of the people. Governor Ugwuanyi is a God made leader. Enugu made their best choice in him in 2015 and 2019 respectively. May God gift us with yet another God made leader as 2023 draw closer, because we cannot afford to be out of His firm grip. So help us God, Amen…

Bibian Anekwe News added: “What you do has far greater impact than what you say”.

Written by
Austin Okechukwu Chijioke.
Public Affairs Commentator.
Media Team lead for Enugu Di N’akachukwu Movement.



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