Public Office Holders Association of Nigeria (POHAN) have called on political office holders to create a synergy between leaders, stakeholders, technocrats and the youths ,in order to build a future worth envisioning while also applauding those who have made a mark in governance and private endeavors.
In a bid to encourage and promote excellence, the POHAN have revealed their plans to reward persons who have served the nation passionately and excelled in their various fields and personal endeavours, the organization named former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, Barr Allen Onyema o, Lumumba, Clyde Rivers, John Momoh, Awosika, Mo Abudu, Olugbodi as Ambassadors in it’s maiden National Public Service Awards Event.
Speaking to newsmen on Friday, the President of POHAN, Dr MD Eseyin stated that while it seemed the mediocrity had taken the order of the day, it was important to reward diligence and excellence as this would go a long way in encouraging budding youths, entrepreneurs and intending leaders and political office holders to attain greater heights .
” It is not news that Nigeria is witnessing a dearth in public service and leadership in the nation when the best are afraid of taking responsibilities because the crisis the nation is witnessing through insecurity seems to be defiling the wisdom of the intelligentsia, hence the reason for this initiative, as a group we have put strategies in place in order to encourage good governance and to bridge the gap in public and leadership deficiency.
“By this we hope to encourage those officeholders and leaders who have been able to distinguish themselves by achieving a sterling performance either in public service or governance and also those who have excelled in their fields of personal endeavours. This also will encourage budding youths, entrepreneurs and intending leaders and political office holders to learn at the foot of those who have been there or are still there.
The President who is also the Director General NAPSAS of appealing to leaders and technocrats, the organization called on all and sundry to eschew nepotism, while also promising to awards based on merit.
The awards which is aimed at promoting good governance and to bridge the gap in public and leadership deficiency is slated to hold at the NICON Luxury Hotel on the 28th October 2021.