The newly sworn-in Chairman of Emohua native authorities space of Rivers State, Dr. Chidi Julius Lloyd, on Tuesday, resumed obligation below a mango tree inside the council secretariat.
He mentioned the purpose is to examine the angle of civil servants to their duties whereas expressing fear over the dearth of seriousness typically displayed by native authorities employees.
The chairman, who mentioned he wouldn’t be ashamed to study from skilled fellow native authorities chairmen, famous that he was not below the tree for too lengthy earlier than they understood that it was the chairman that was sitting there.
“I sat under the mango tree deliberately to check egress and ingress of staff. They didn’t know that the chairman was under the mango tree.
“The civil servants were just coming in the way they liked. You could see the docility in the civil servants. I wasn’t under the tree for too long before they understood that it was the chairman that was sitting there.
“As a local government, there must be areas where we have a comparative advantage over the others.
“So, for those areas where we are not doing well, especially for me who is an up-starter, I don’t think I will have any difficulty in meeting a fellow chairman who may have been there to ask how they did it. That is peer review; nobody should be afraid of learning.
“So, I will find out from local government areas like Ikwerre and others to know how they did it. So, once we know that, we will hit the ground running.”
Lloyd, who’s the previous chief of the Rivers State House of Assembly, was a statutory member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State and an ally of the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi.