Undoubtedly, the nation`s public service is composed of seasoned, tested and trusted technocrats and accomplished administrators who have proved their mettle in taking their various agencies and establishments to the next level in the crucial scheme of things thus contributing substantially to the nation`s political stability, fast track economic growth and rapid infrastructural development in all positive ramifications.
Indeed Barrister Chinedu Akubueze, Clerk Designate of the House of Representatives belongs to this committed and dedicated corps of public servants who have shown uncommon zest for hard work, resilience, foresight and erudition in executing their official duties and functions to the extent that they have become a reference point for emulation and enunciation by their peers, underlings and even superiors both within their organizations, the public and the society at large.
Barrister Chinedu Akubueze is a Graduate of the prestigious University of Nigeria, Nsukka (Enugu Campus) were he excelled with a proficient Bachelor of Law (L.L.B.) degree before he proceeded to the famous Nigerian Law School, Victoria island in 1987 and emerged with flying colours with a resounding Barrister at Law professional qualification which has served him in good stead in his prolific public services career.
In the National Assembly, were he has served meritoriously for many years in the Legal Department and later in the House of Representatives, Barr Chinedu Akubueze has brought his tremendous force of conviction, erudition of thought, clarity of vision and sagacity of intellect in the crucial discharge of his official duties and functions.
As Clerk of several committees, including the Committee on Review of the 1999 Constitution, he has trained his focus on ensuring that the oversight activities of the relevant committees are conducted transparently and in accordance with due process and the rule of law.
The articulate legal titan and constitutional avatar knows the House Rules of Business like his palm while the 1999 constitution, relevant laws and statutes relating to the apex legislature forms the backbone of his intellectual vigour, and rigour as he knows his onion and cannot be faulted on any legal or constitutional issue whatsoever.
Indeed, the Clerk Designate is a moving encyclopedia of knowledge, practice and experience to the extent that he is regularly consulted on crucial matters of the day. He is a role model worthy of emulation by his colleagues, underling and even superiors in the administrative milleau as his humility foresight, firmness of principle and purposefulness of direction propelled him to the position he is set to assume as Clerk Designate of the House of Representatives, an office that is exalted as it is challenging requiring the action, oriented disposition of Barr Chinedu Akubueze who moves smoothly and seamlessly in the discharge of statutory duties .
One of the reasons cited for the high level of performance and competence exhibited by the intuitive Barr Chinedu Akubueze is his extensive reliance on consensus building, holistic cooperation and collaboration with his committee members and staff as well as other interlinked departments and committees within the precincts of the National Assembly and beyond. For one, the Clerk Designate believes in team work and exhaustive consultation with all and sundry in order to achieve desired goals and objectives and is ready to listen to all manner of ideas no matter how differing or dissenting as far as they are geared towards the achievement of set policy objectives an targeted programs that will move the NASS legislative agenda forward.
Despite the fact that he works in a highly politicized environment composed of numerous political parties represented in the National Assembly, Barr Chinedu Akubueze has demonstrated a positive knack for neutrality, impartiality and non-partisanship preferring to work in diligent compliance with extant civil and public service statues, rules and regulations.
This abiding trait of the Anambra-born constitutional leviathan has won him deserved plaudits, accolades and commendations from his plethora of admirers and associates and even grudging respect from his perceived rivals and competitors. Across the board, is well regarded for his stoic and hardworking disposition, a calm and matured temperament and an action-oriented persona that has no truck for idleness, sloth, gossip or malingering in the work place of no discernable benefits for his department of NASS as a whole.
Also the cerebral bureaucratic titan is a multitasking supremo who can handle numerous assignments at the same time while delegating to subordinates and underlings as the need arises and he hardly speaks on crucial issues of the day adopting a strict `need to know` basis as a criteria for discussing or dissecting key information, data or statistics. Many who have interacted with the resourceful Barr Chinedu Akubueze are aware that he is a first class technocratic avatar, legislative paragon, seasoned administrator and highly accomplished public servant par excellence who has without doubt is poised to take the House of Representatives to the pivotal level in the crucial scheme of things and is poised to achieve more success, glory and honour as the days and years roll by. To God Be The Glory.
BY MUKTHAR ALIYU, A PUBLIC AFFAIRS ANALYST WHO WROTE IN FROM GARKI, ABUJA