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Osinbajo to unveil book on Sullivan Chime’s tenure

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[FILE PHOTO] Vice Prseident Yemi Osinbajo


Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will on November 23, 2018, unveil the long-awaited book: “An Honour to Serve: Enugu State in the Sullivan Years.”

Former Nigerian Ambassador to the United States, Prof. George Obiozor, would chair the book presentation, which chronicles the biography, achievements and challenges of ex-governor Sullivan Ihenacho Chime of Enugu State.

The book reviewers are a visiting professor at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu State, Prof. Chidi Onyia, and Editor-in-Chief of The Guardian, Mr. Debo Adesina. The event will hold at the Kobb Civic Centre, Polo Park Mall, GRA, Enugu, at 2:00p.m.

The 456-page book, edited by former Managing Director/Editor-in-chief of The Sun newspaper, Mr. Tony Onyima, is arranged in 14 chapters, and embellished with quality photographs.

It tells the story of Enugu from the pre- colonial time, through the birth and upbringing of ex-governor Chime, who governed the state between 2007 and 2015.

On the motivation for the book, Chime said the publication is to “enlighten whoever the reader may be about the challenges, triumphs, setbacks, successes, trials and victories that my team and I experienced during the period I served as the chief steward of Enugu State.”

It is widely accepted in the state and beyond that Chime’s period in government was golden. He was and still is passionate about Enugu; perhaps too passionate to be restrained from taking some critical decisions that changed the face of politics and governance in the State.

Aware of an Enugu that worked and conscious of its slide into decline, Chime accepted the enormous responsibility to halt the slide and return the State, especially the capital to its pristine state. His knack for order and passion gave him enough strength to rework Enugu. In time, it was transformed. It was a cut above many states, beating a good number of them in infrastructural development, fiscal discipline, local government administration, security of lives, properties, and rule of law.


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