Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi is the current governor and leader of Enugu state government, who divinely was elected into office to savage the sufferings of the state population, domiciled in the rural areas. Upon taking over the leadership of the state from the past government who of course started from somewhere with a masterplan to reach out to all the local communities and towns under the geographical location and boundaries of the state. Unfortunately, the past government could not achieve anything in the rural communities, but handing over a documents and reports of every community to the administration of H.E Rt Hon Dr Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi upon assumption into office.
Gov Ugwuanyi started very well with the immediate approval of the VEC document and the timely reappointment of Dr. Eric Oluedo, the foremost former Commissioner for Rural Development, under the previous administration Barr Sullivan I. Chime, as the State Chairman of the agency which was equally birthed by his idea with a sole aim that government should take developments to the community level to enhance stead and true partnership for economic development.
Gov Ugwuanyi’s magic in rural development and community driven-leadership inclusion; the government under Ugwuanyi, has assisted all the communities in Enugu state with adequate funding each, in the development of processes that allow them to create their desired future. His Excellency, the governor through the masterplan of the VEC has assisted all Enugu communities in developing practical skills and programs for effectively involving and empowering local villagers to become more effective leaders.
Ugwuanyi’s administration under the tutelage of Visit Every Community (VEC) as superintended by Dr Eric Oluedo, projected ‘use leading-edge thinking with practical application to enhance the capacity of people to work effectively with a broad range of community issues. Each issue requires some form of decision-making process and implementation in the community area beyond the individual, the family or the business.
It is important and imperative that each stakeholder unit work and communicate effectively in addressing these issues. It is the desire of Ugwuanyi’s administration to assist communities and local villages in effectively addressing these issues through VEC. The government under His Excellency, Rt. Hon Dr Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has provided conceptual-based skills for successfully bringing people together (often with divers views and opinions) around common community-based and leadership issues. Gov Ugwuanyi, assisted communities in collectively addressing their issues and provides purposeful direction to their community-based and leadership priorities.
The VEC brainchild of Dr Eric Oluedo, has constently remain with the mission of Ugwuanyi’s administration, a land grant institution, in assisting individuals and community leadership committees that are committed to the developments and placing special emphasis on the undeserved and underdeveloped areas on the state. Ugwuanyi’s vision on VEC, has work with and assisted communities with the development and implementation of methods, approaches and practices for successfully engaging groups and organizations in community-based development that allows them to create and implement purposeful desired community change, form effective relationships and sustain community vitality.
Recall that the administration of H.E Rt Hon Dr Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Gburugburu) has equally assisted communities under VEC and the community leadership under the traditional institution in establishing, maintaining and improving programs designed to promote the special social needs and social growth, responsibility, productivity, and sustainability. The governor’s aims to assist communities in their ability to carry out selected community development processes and to assist them in understanding the community place, the nature of public issues, the dynamics and interdependencies of the various segments of the community and the importance of leadership in the formulation and implementation of such processes.
Ndi Enugu’s broad assessment and total believe on Ugwuanyi;
* The governor’s total commitment that community is a fundamental building block of society.
* His leadership development enhances other upcoming young leaders.
* Ugwuanyi believe that people have the capacity to collectively chart their future by creating, developing and building their community.
* the governor’s economic blueprint taunted that the most effective community development requires building relationships among people.
* Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, believes that how we do things is as important and sometimes more important than what we do.
* His plans for the people primed that our involvement does make a difference in collaborative governance.
Gov Ugwuanyi’s adoption and diffusion of conservative technologies; to this, he introduces the upcoming young leaders and generations to the basic concepts of how people adopt new ideas and methods and gives suggestions on how to use those ideas in day-to-day operations. The governor’s prioritizing issues or concerns, using the paired comparison technique,explains on technique for prioritizing issues in a group setting. He designs survey for government activities, provides tips on gathering information from partnerships through the use survey. This is very uncommon of the governor in getting and dissecting every information at his disposal without raising dust to it, but permanently places such information where it suitably designed for.
Gov Ugwuanyi’s human aspect of environmental planning; to this, the governor integrates natural and human factors in the planning process. Conducting rapid resource appraisals of watersheds, provides an explanation of a useful technique to jump start conservation planning.
Enugu State is in the hands of God.
Bibian Anekwe News added: “Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.”
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