Thursday, 30 August 2012

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

THE Christian
Association of Nigeria,
CAN, South East Zone,
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
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
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
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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