Mbah unveils 60-man transition committee, says Enugu transformation achievable


Enugu State Governor-elect, Peter Mbah, has inaugurated a 60-man committee to ensure a smooth transition ahead of his swearing-in on May 29.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the transition committee is expected to help Mbah articulate and fine-tune his administration’s “implementable and impactful development plans”.

It will also streamline the state development plan in line with his “Social Charter” with Enugu people.

Inaugurating the committee on Thursday in Enugu, Mbah said his blueprint to transform the state was achievable.

He said that though the development plan might seem unachievable since he promised to transform Enugu in every ramification, especially the promise to provide adequate water for Ndi Enugu within 180 days in office, everything would be done to actualise it.

“It is our hope that the vision we have for Enugu will take the enviable position it occupies in terms of development.

“I know doubters and critics may doubt our plans to transform Enugu, but we believe that they can be achieved because they are achievable,” he said.

He, however, said with the calibre of people assembled in the transition team they would be able to craft a document that would help make their development plans achievable, which in turn, would “drive our vision.”

Mbah also said he expected the committee to encapsulate all their campaign promises and make them realisable.

He said the plans to provide jobs for the teeming youths of the state and equip them with digital skills could be achieved when the plans were put into action.

“We are resolved to see that our plans are realised as we are fully committed to the ease of doing business to make Enugu enviable,” he said.

In in his remarks, the committee chairman, Mr Ikechi Chioke, said with Mba hitting the ground running, Enugu people would start feeling the impact of a new government within the first 180 days in office.

He said the committee would within one month left for them map out strategies to help the governor-elect deliver on his campaign promises.

He promised that the committee would not disappoint Mbah and Enugu people.

“The honour you will do for us, the transition committee, is that in 100 days you would have done something tangible to show that indeed tomorrow is here,” he said.

One of the leaders, Prof. Pat Utomi, who spoke through zoom, also implored Mbah to temper ambition with reality and imagination, as well as emulate leaders such as Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe and Michael Okpara in developing the state.

He urged the governor-elect to be creative and be disciplined in governance by abiding by the rule of law, stressing that, “Your passion and commitment can make things happen.”