The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, will on Friday, November 23, 2018 headline the public presentation of a book on the eight year tenure of His Excellency, Sullivan I. Chime. The event, which will hold at the KOBB Civic Centre, Polo Park Mall, GRA, Enugu at 2pm will be chaired by Ambassador (Prof) George Obiozor, Nigeria’s former Ambassador to the United States of America. The book will be reviewed by Prof Chidi Onyia and Mr. Debo Adesina, the Editor-in-Chief of The Guardian Newspaper.
Titled “An Honour to Serve: Enugu State in the Sullivan Years”, the 456-page book edited by Chief Tony Onyima, former Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief of The Sun Publishing Limited chronicles the biography, achievements, challenges and leadership styles of Sullivan Chime who governed Enugu State between May 2007 and May 2015.
Speaking on the motivation for the book, Sullivan Chime said the publication is to “enlighten whoever the reader may be about the challenges, triumphs, setbacks, successes, trials and victories that my team and I experienced during the period I served as the chief steward of Enugu State”.
He hopes that the book will “undoubtedly be seen, in years to come, as a beacon to guide successive political leaders, and a compendium of truths which will offer a glimmer of hope and succour to doubting Thomases, that there is after all such a thing as good governance”.
On his part, Onyima, a former Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism in Anambra State, said the book which is arranged in fourteen chapters and garnished with lots of quality photographs, is aimed at filling a knowledge gap in our national heritage of keeping records.
The book, he said, is a “modest attempt at documenting the philosophy, systemic innovations, leadership style, achievements and challenges of the administration of Sullivan Iheanacho Chime. From a cursory look at Enugu, both as a city and a state, and the man Sullivan, the book details concrete achievements and innovations of the Chime administration in Enugu State”.
The public presentation of the book, Onyima further said, would afford Nigerians another opportunity to discuss leadership and stewardship in the nation’s governance.