Thursday 30 August 2012

S-East CAN faults Nnaji’s resignation, as PHCN workers celebrate in Enugu

ENUGU—THE Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, South East Zone, Wednesday, condemned the resignation of the Minister of Power, Professor Bath Nnaji from office, describing it as “a very disgraceful and disappointing situation for the people of the South East geopolitical zone.”

The association made this known in Enugu just as workers of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria, PHCN in Enugu Zonal Office hailed Nnaji’s exit saying the resignation “is an answer to our prayers”.

Vanguard observed at the Enugu zonal office that the workers danced round the  portrait of Nnaji and thanked God for the development, saying the man whose only desire was to send them packing without minding the consequences on their lives after serving the nation for several years, had been shown the way out.

But officials of National Union of Electricity Employees, NUEE in the zone refused to comment on the development.

The Chairman of CAN South East and Anglican Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Rt. Reverend Dr. Emmanuel Chukwuma, who spoke with newsmen in Enugu, called on President Goodluck Jonathan to ensure that he picked Nnaji’s successor from Enugu State.

He said it was unfortunate that the South East had continued to lose top positions through resignation and called on political office holders in the zone to re-examine themselves to avert such development in future.

The Anglican Bishop, who also spoke on the resurgence of kidnapping in Enugu State, called for the immediate removal of the Enugu State Commissioner of police, alleging that security had collapsed since he was posted to the state.

He expressed concern over the way the police commissioner has been handling security issues in the state, pointing out that that the raping of women in Opi Nsukka, which had become very worrisome to many, has not been well handled.

On the plan by CBN to introduce the N5000 note, the cleric urged Jonathan not to approve the production of the note on the ground that it would not help the nation’s economy in any way.

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