Prohome
When will these states get it right in voting someone that really wants to move their state forward, a technocrat ????
Most of us are ashamed the kind of leaders that have governed and currently governing those states compared to those of Ebonyi and Anambra.
My only prayer that we learn to vote in the right people now and when Biafra comes.
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horsepower1001
Prohome wrote:
When will these states get it right in voting someone that really wants to move their state forward, a technocrat ????
Most of us are ashamed the kind of leaders that have governed and currently governing those states compared to those of Ebonyi and Anambra.
My only prayer that we learn to vote in the right people now and when Biafra comes.


Abia has been very unfortunate since 1999 with series of bad leadership. My hones analysis of the current leadership of Ikpeazu is that he is trying. But the previous leaders made so much mess that will be difficult for just one leader or one term to fix. He is mediocre at best but no a bad person. 

Enugu leadership of ugwuanyi is okay but he is mostly living off most of the projects and good works of chime. He needs to build and maintain more infrastructure and attract more manufacturing industries to Enugu. But i like how he is building infrastructures in new estates first before they sell the land to developers. 

Imo state inspite of all the mess okorocha has made can still come back to glory. The next governor needs to build all the roads to Enugu standard. The private sector is thriving. The next governor need to attract more industries into the state apart from real estate and hotel. 
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Chiazam
Abia is the worst offender, I live Umuahia , which is the capital. I believe the problem with abia is the citizens, they enjoy being sycophants. 
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Handsomegod
Firstly,Mr Poster. Which state are you from? How in the world can you call Enugu a misgoverened state? With what indices do you arrive at such jaundiced opinion of yours? So simply because Dave Umahi scratched a few surface, he has since become your standard? And which state had the same quality of governors Enugu had since 1999? Even Chimaroke with his thugish approach to governance left indelible developmental trails in the state. Some iconic abandoned/EFCC siezed projects that will yet push the state to global, reckoning if completed were Chimaroke's legacy projects. As for your Imo and Abia,let them pray and fast more. Finally,kindly only post informed topics here. NB: I am an Idemmili man from Anambra state.
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Anyanwu
It’s a fact that Nigeria has suffered from poor admisnitrators over the years, and successive Eastern governments have had remarkable imprint of such mediocrity. Let’s start by saying the SE region is still miles away from real development. Many thanks to private capital, mostly from ’Nwa afors’; if not, Igbo land won't be less different from the middle belt, SW (except Lagos) and the the Northern regions. However, some regions beat us when it comes to public fund utilizations, which could be attributed to be centrally (FG) induced, accountability and some other forces. But don't get it mixed up, Nigeria still remains backwards when leveled up on an international scale.

Focusing on the OP’s remark, I would contribute to the debate by assuming we are using the Nigeria gauge of development in this analysis. That said, it's modest to say only Anambra has attained such feat, with Enugu, Imo, Abia and them Ebonyi trailing behind in same order.

The duo- Obi and Obiano- have done well regarding utilization of public funds in the state. To be sincere, if not for the dirty central politics we practice, Anambra could have achieved more. But, kudos to indigens of the state: they are the real champions of the ’aku n’lo’ mantra. Their private investment surpassed that of the government, which is a contributing factor of the haphazard pattern of development.

Meaningful development could be seen around state capitals of Enugu, Imo, Abia and Ebonyi, but this is yet to be widespread. Aba, for example, is in mess. If not for the resilient of the locals, Aba could be mistaken for war-torn Syria. Though I may commend the governor of Ebonyi on the quality of his projects, but mediocrity still runs in the system. 

Enugu (city) and Owerri, if you take out Diaspora funds flowing majoly into real estate and hospitality, they are truly no substantial ventures to fuel the wheels of ’new money’.

We, as people, needs to get our priority right by having a longterm, development blueprint....see Dubai! Like the OP remark, we should vote in genuine technocrats who  understand what ’real’ development is and entails. A plan that will be followed by successive governments when they come in, and not everyone doing what he/she pleases. 

Also, there is a dire need to increase the revenue base in the region, through technology and being honest. Investments should be touted into health and education sectors. Imagine if ten (10) out of those numerous 4-stars hotels in Awka, Enugu and Owerri were hospitals...lol. We need a paradigm shift from ventures that used to produce old monies to ’new money-spinning’ institutions. 

I believe we will get it right someday; hopefully in my lifetime 

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horsepower1001
Anyanwu wrote:
It’s a fact that Nigeria has suffered from poor admisnitrators over the years, and successive Eastern governments have had remarkable imprint of such mediocrity. Let’s start by saying the SE region is still miles away from real development. Many thanks to private capital, mostly from ’Nwa afors’; if not, Igbo land won't be less different from the middle belt, SW (except Lagos) and the the Northern regions. However, some regions beat us when it comes to public fund utilizations, which could be attributed to be centrally (FG) induced, accountability and some other forces. But don't get it mixed up, Nigeria still remains backwards when leveled up on an international scale.

Focusing on the OP’s remark, I would contribute to the debate by assuming we are using the Nigeria gauge of development in this analysis. That said, it's modest to say only Anambra has attained such feat, with Enugu, Imo, Abia and them Ebonyi trailing behind in same order.

The duo- Obi and Obiano- have done well regarding utilization of public funds in the state. To be sincere, if not for the dirty central politics we practice, Anambra could have achieved more. But, kudos to indigens of the state: they are the real champions of the ’aku n’lo’ mantra. Their private investment surpassed that of the government, which is a contributing factor of the haphazard pattern of development.

Meaningful development could be seen around state capitals of Enugu, Imo, Abia and Ebonyi, but this is yet to be widespread. Aba, for example, is in mess. If not for the resilient of the locals, Aba could be mistaken for war-torn Syria. Though I may commend the governor of Ebonyi on the quality of his projects, but mediocrity still runs in the system. 

Enugu (city) and Owerri, if you take out Diaspora funds flowing majoly into real estate and hospitality, they are truly no substantial ventures to fuel the wheels of ’new money’.

We, as people, needs to get our priority right by having a longterm, development blueprint....see Dubai! Like the OP remark, we should vote in genuine technocrats who  understand what ’real’ development is and entails. A plan that will be followed by successive governments when they come in, and not everyone doing what he/she pleases. 

Also, there is a dire need to increase the revenue base in the region, through technology and being honest. Investments should be touted into health and education sectors. Imagine if ten (10) out of those numerous 4-stars hotels in Awka, Enugu and Owerri were hospitals...lol. We need a paradigm shift from ventures that used to produce old monies to ’new money-spinning’ institutions. 

I believe we will get it right someday; hopefully in my lifetime 


You said it all. This is my line of thinking currently. 
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James
Handsomegod wrote:
Firstly,Mr Poster. Which state are you from? How in the world can you call Enugu a misgoverened state? With what indices do you arrive at such jaundiced opinion of yours? So simply because Dave Umahi scratched a few surface, he has since become your standard? And which state had the same quality of governors Enugu had since 1999? Even Chimaroke with his thugish approach to governance left indelible developmental trails in the state. Some iconic abandoned/EFCC siezed projects that will yet push the state to global, reckoning if completed were Chimaroke's legacy projects. As for your Imo and Abia,let them pray and fast more. Finally,kindly only post informed topics here. NB: I am an Idemmili man from Anambra state.

I have been laughing since I opened this thread. Mod better take this thread down
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James

You said it all. This is my line of thinking currently. 

Oga admim. Please close this thread and please change your line of thinking
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horsepower1001
James wrote:

Oga admim. Please close this thread and please change your line of thinking


Sir, you can constructively criticize the specific points that you disagree with. Then we can understand where you are coming from. Just coming and making vague statements and requesting a shut down of that thread makes no sense.
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James


Sir, you can constructively criticize the specific points that you disagree with. Then we can understand where you are coming from. Just coming and making vague statements and requesting a shut down of that thread makes no sense.

Ok then
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Prohome
I opened this thread with no condescending or divisive intent.

I opened the thread thinking how we can elect igbo leaders under the right party that really want to industrialize their state and encourage our people to bring our wealth back home .

We need to pray for our leaders to start thinking right.
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James
Prohome wrote:
I opened this thread with no condescending or divisive intent.

I opened the thread thinking how we can elect igbo leaders under the right party that really want to industrialize their state and encourage our people to bring our wealth back home .

We need to pray for our leaders to start thinking right.

And you think Enugu's real estate or Imo's hospitality sectors don't bring wealth home?
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James
James wrote:

And you think Enugu's real estate or Imo's hospitality sectors don't bring wealth home?

And even if you are to use your industrialisation yardstick, is abia not the most industrialized states in the east.  Admin, I can't find the edit button
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Chiazam
James wrote:

And even if you are to use your industrialisation yardstick, is abia not the most industrialized states in the east.  Admin, I can't find the edit button


When you talk about abia as the most induatarilized state in the east, that statement would only be correct if are only mentioning Aba. Umuahia the capital of abia is nothing to write home about.  

We dont need  industrialization, what we need is  development that is properly planned.

Development that would still leave room for our ecosystem to flourish, unlike lagos that its ecosystem consists of only humans and mosquitoes. 

The east has a beautiful landscape ,let's not destroy it in our quest for economically growth.

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Pazienza
Chiazam wrote:
Abia is the worst offender, I live Umuahia , which is the capital. I believe the problem with abia is the citizens, they enjoy being sycophants. 




This is true.  The average Abian youth loves sycophancy,  that's why the most thriving job for them is the hustle to be PAs,  special advisers and other posts for their looting politicians. 
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