Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has challenged the Caretaker Chairmen of the 13 local government areas in the state to remain committed to the provision of the benefits of democracy to the people at the grassroots.
Umahi told them, when they paid him a New Year visit at his country home in Uburu, Ohaozara Local Government Area, that they must think outside the box to generate income and not cite the general economic problem facing the country as a reason for non-performance.
He also encouraged them to have the fear of God and passion for the people at heart.
His words: “God did not make a mistake by bringing you on board at a time like this. You have to sit down and think of what you can do. And if you fear God and you have passion for the people, God will definitely meet you at the point of your need.
“So, I want to challenge all of us, as the economy is challenging us to do things differently. If you put your mind in stealing money, you will never get anything; but if you put your mind on the people and passion for the people, money will chase you.”