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Ugwuanyi charges Boundary Committee to ward off disputes in state

Gov. Ugwuanyi of Enugu State
Gov. Ugwuanyi of Enugu State

PRECIOUS GRACE, Enugu

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has reconstituted the state’s Boundary Committee, urging the body to work assiduously to ward off conflagrations that would arise from boundary disputes with the state’s neighbours in view of the obvious consequences of allowing them to degenerate.

The deputy governor of the state, Hon (Mrs.) Cecilia Ezeilo, is the chairman of the commission described as ‘star-studded’ by the governor in view of the calibre of persons that make up the committee.

The governor who also swore-in a new member of the State Service Commission, Friday, pledged his administration’s commitment to a quality and efficient civil service in the state.

He noted that no meaningful development can take place in a state of acrimony, especially in this period of economic unrest, stressing that appropriate measures must be taken to ensure peace and stability in the state.

He urged the boundary committee to approach its task with zeal, vigour and commitment to ensure a satisfactory result even as the members liaise with appropriate bodies in handling boundary issues as they

arise.

The civil service, Governor Ugwuanyi also pointed that it is the desire of his administration to see a civil service that is able to instill a new sense of discipline, commitment, dedication and transparency among workers in the state, adding that such qualities will restore the confidence of the people in the machinery of government.

He spoke while swearing in the newly appointed Member 4 of the Enugu State Civil Service Commission, Mr. Eugene Ejike Egbuogo, at the Government House, Enugu.

The governor also inaugurated the Governing Council of the Citizens Rights and Mediation Centre headed by the State Attorney General, Mr. Miletus Eze.

During the inauguration of the committees done on the same occasion, weekend, the governor charged members of the committees to apply themselves diligently to the new responsibilities with due diligence, commitment and transparency in order to actualize the set objectives of the two bodies to the service of the people of the state.

He also noted that the newly reconstituted Governing Council of Citizens Rights and Mediation Centre would serve as an alternative dispute resolution centre, providing a non-adversarial forum for the mediation and settlement of dispute between parties who voluntarily agree to its mediation.

He added that the centre constitutes a very important component of the judicial system in the state that will offer a cheaper and more convenient dispute resolution mechanism, especially for indigent citizens.

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