BY Providence Obuh
Lagos—Enugu State indigenes in Lagos have asked Governor Sullivan Chime to develop all the local governments in the state instead of concentrating his efforts in Enugu metropolis.
They spoke under the aegis of Enugu Indigenes Forum, EIF, Lagos State chapter.
President of the association, Mr Ejike Eneh who spoke on the issue also expressed regret that Governor Chime demolished the Enugu Civil Service Secretariat against people’s opinion and wondered ‘’why this should happen in a state like Enugu which should preserve good legacies by our colonial masters as former regional headquarters of the defunct Eastern Region.’’
According to them, Chime was insensitive to people’s feeling by demolishing the secretarait for a new one at a time serving civil servants were underpaid and retired ones owed over 30 months arreas of pension.
Eneh further said,’’Retired teachers were owed over two years arreas of pension, just as those still working with the state-owned Enugu Transport Corporation are being owed over 18 months salary arreas.
“The situation is our state is terrible. Why should we have a one township state in Enugu when other areas like Ezeagu, Udi, Nsukka and Awgu are not developed?. It is attrocious for Chime to award an unbudgeted N13 billion contract for a new secretariat in the face of other mounting needs.
“Infact, this is a state that is almost second to the last on the issue of welfare of workers. The Enugu State House of Assembly should initiate impeachment proceedings against this insensitive governor and get him removed.’’