By: Pascal Candle
…..Seeks Support and cooperation of the Commission’s Staff to actualise the vision and Mission of the Commission.
….Gets Royal Support from His Royal Majesty, Igwe Afred Achebe, Obi of Onitsha.
The Federal Character Commissioner representing Anambra state, Rev. Uche Ibeabuchi, on Friday 10th July visited the Anambra state office of the Federal Character Commission. The commissioner was received by staff of the Commission.
In His Opening Remark, The Federal Commissioner, Rev Uche Ibeabuchi said his gratitude goes to God Almighty for His mercies, to Mr. President for finding me worthy of this appointment and to Chief Dr George Moghalu. I am also deeply humbled by the overwhelming show of solidarity, messages and prayers from members of this highly esteemed body and I can only reciprocate by praying for God’s abundant grace to provide us all with the needed knowledge and insight that will enable us deliver on our individual and collective mandates.
He said he is using this medium to seek their continued cooperation, collaboration and camaraderie so that we can together elevate the Federal Character Commission to meet the core values, visions and objectives of the Commission. He thanked the Staff of the Commission in the State for their commitment and assured them of cordial relationship in order to achieve the vision, missions, aims and objectives of the Federal Character Commission. He seek their Support and cooperation so that his tenure will be a successful one.
Rev Ibeabuchi reminded the Staff of the commission that in order to live up to expectations of the Commission and Mr President, President Muhammadu Buhari, we should all strive to proactively: a. uphold the core values, ethos, code of ethics, rules, regulating and other control mechanisms of the Federal Character Commission including stewardship, trust, engagement, professionalism, meritocracy, transparency, anonymity, integrity, discipline, impartiality, political neutrality, patriotism and accountability; b. motivate each other for high level of productivity, effectiveness, efficiency and prudence through capacity building, mentoring, health and safe working environment, welfare programmes and exemplary leadership and training and re-training of Staffs.
During the meeting, they discussed the Challenges facing the Commission, which The Federal Commissioner for the State assured them they will be tackled head on. The staff of the Commission pledged to work with Rev Ibeabuchi to improve on their responsibility to the nation.
Rev Ibeabuchi paid a courtesy call to the Obi of Onitsha, His Royal Majesty, Igwe Alfred Achebe CFR, at His Ime Obi Palace to seek his Royal Blessings and fatherly Suppoort. The Obi of Onitsha was happy to receive him at his Palace. He blessed the Honorable Commissioner and encouraged him to remain resilient and focused. Igwe Achebe pledged to support the Commissioner in any way possible to facilitate the discharge of his duties, especially, when the interest of Ndi Anambra and Nigeria at large is protected.
Hon Uche Ibeabuchi thanked the Traditional Ruler for the kind words of encouragement, and promised to work with all stakeholders in the State to the best of interest Nigeria and Nigerians.
The Honourable Commissioner was accompanied by Hon Edward Ibuzo, House of Assembly Member, representing the good people of Onitsha North 2, Dr Ejike Oguegbunam, Mr Matthew Okwuegbu, Hon Paul Ogudo, Senior Directors in the Commission and many others.