The Ebonyi state Governor, David Umahi, on Wednesday, stated that many people in Ebonyi are pushing up for several political positions in the state.
The Governor made this known, during the swearing in of the newly appointed Head of Service and Senior Special Assistants.
According to him, 10,000 Ebonyi indigenes applied to be Commissioners, Senior Special Assistants, Special Advisers, Senior, Technical Assistants, Technical Assistants and Coordinators of Development Areas when his government advertised for some positions.
Early this month, the Ebonyi state Government called for applications from the members of the public to fill the positions of LGA Committee, TA’s, Coordinators and Management Committee members.
Governor Umahi expressed suprise at rate people rush for political appointments.
What is trending in Ebonyi state is everybody saying I want to be SSA and SA. Imagine the cabinet we have, everybody wants to be SA. If I am making more SAs, it must not be up to ten per cent of the SAs I have appointed. It is my opinion that we find something else doing.
My Commissioners will come last. I want to let them know that this job can be done without anybody. My former Commissioners started a very bad trend for the state and for me.
Everyday, they are discussing the Governor, going from one office to the another. They were going about saying that there were not being given anything and not taken care of. If I get complaints again, I will get rid of that person.
Anybody we will appoint now, we will tell the person, ‘this is not come and chop, it is come and work’. So, from day one, if you do not want to sacrifice to work for the people, you better go and look for another opportunity.
If I get anybody complaining there is no money, I will get rid of the person. This is no longer going to be a gossip workshop. People are called to work.
This is not the era of coming with files. You have to create wealth. Let’s look beyond the money we get, he said .