Anenih’s Appointment As NPA Chairman An Insult To Nigerians And Endorsement Of Corruption, Says CNPP

Anthony Anenih
By SaharaReporters, New York

The Conference of National Political Parties (CNPP) has warned President Goodluck Jonathan that a true Transformation Agenda must be anchored on the beacon of transparency, accountability and public good rather than on self–preservation and endorsement of corruption.

In a statement today by its National Publicity Secretary, Osita Okechukwu, CNPP described Jonathan’s appointment of Chief Anthony Anenih as chairman of the Board of Directors of the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) as an insult to Nigerians and utter endorsement of corruption.

“The NPA from the days of Alhaji Bamanga Tukur to Bode George has been infested with endemic corruption and recently the House of Representatives accused the NPA of diverting N160 billion of revenue supposed to be remitted to the Federation Account, in accordance with Section 162 of the Constitution.

“For the endemic corruption in NPA, we are alarmed that President Jonathan instead of nominating a credible, transparent and maritime professional to clean the Augean Stable in the rotten Nigeria Port Authority; has wittingly insulted the intelligence of Nigerians by appointing Chief Anenih whose notoriety in public office is legendary.”

CNPP said it was yet to locate any of the federal roads awarded for billions by Chief Anenih as Minister of Works from 1999 which was completed in the more than three years he held sway in the ministry.

“In fact, Agege-Ota-Abeokuta, Owerri-Onitsha, Ilorin-Ibadan, Gombe-Maiduguri, Kano-Maiduguri, Lagos-Ibadan, Lagos-Benin etc, are still uncompleted, despite the unprecedented oil revenue which governed the budget process, an unfortunate foundation laid by the Chief,” CNPP pointed out.  

It expressed disappointment that President Jonathan is failing to make strenuous efforts to erase the epitaph of graduating into the most corrupt regime in the annals of Nigerian history by distancing himself from less than transparent characters like Chief Anenih.
 

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GEJ DOES NOT RECOGNISE RETIREMENT AGE IN LIFE/ ANENIH NOT ASHAME

TWO THINGS COME TO PLAY IN THIS CIRCUMSTANCE.
1. GEJ HAS NO REGARD FOR RETIREMENT AGE. IS JUST LIKE MAKING ONES FATHER AT 80YEARS AND ABOVE ANSWERABLE TO HIM AS A SON.IT IS TOTAL DISRESPECT TO A FATHER.
2. ANENIH WHO TAKE THE JOB ACTUALY MUST NOT BE BLAME AS HIS THINKING FACULTY AT HIS PRESENT AGE CAN NO LONGER ALLOW HIM TO THINK TWISE BEFOR DOING SOMETHING OR ACEPTING. ON THE OVERALL NIGERIANS ARE TAKING FOR GRANTED.GEJ HAS LOST DIRECTION AS HE MAY WITH TIME APPOINT A GHOST INTO HIS CARBINATE.

Stop shouting, that is....

Stop shouting, that is the 'fresh air' you regionalist, religious bigot, gallibled and shortsighted Nigerians voted for. I saw it coming, I never voted for GEJ b/c I knew he would not deliver. Despite overwhelming evidence that this would not deliver, southerners voted blindly and even rogged election to make sure that their 'son' continue as president. Why are they shouting now? We never see amything yet.
We still have 29months of hardship to endure. Next time think well b4 u cast your votes. At least 2015 is another year for you people to correct the mistake of the past.
I rest my case.

DERI go and read History and be Informed

This DERI has always passed allegations that he cannot subtantiate.He is always attacking the Nigeria's man of Integrity standing {BUHARI}just to pleas his pay master GEJ.You cannot compare BUHARI to GEJ when it comes to Integrity.A regime that shows Zero tolerance to Corruption cannot be compared with one that always earn Nigeria a goldmedal in corruption rating.A regime that is decisive and Proactive can not be compared with one that is Clueless and filled with funny characters like ANENIH.Checkout Buhari's regime and be informed.

DERI You are misinformed.

This DERI of a thing will never be civilised.All his comments are always based on allagations that he cannot substantiate.DERI should no that he can never compare Gen BUHARI with his paymaster GEJ with whom feeds from crumbs and think all is well just because he is getting handouts.DERI Buhari cannot be compared with GEJ interms of integrity.A regime that always earn Nigeria a gold medal in corruption rating can never be compared with one that had Zero tolerance to corruption.A regime that is Clueless can not be compared with one that is decisive and proactive.DERI should go and read history of BUHARI regime.

Anenih and NPA

Jonathan is President of PDP, not Nigeria, even though most of the Nigerians who voted for him were not PDP members or supporters.

Speechless

Mr President Badluck Gonathan, thanks for paying Nigerians with blood tears... What a shame.

@Oleku - On point about Osita and CNPP

You hit the nail on the head about the man called, Osita Okechukwu. He is simply a fraud and he is just being a sully politician, camouflaging as a gadfly. He is a sore loser, and yet to get over his loss at the last elections. I have never taken him seriously, as he is very selective about his discourse. He grandstands and pretends to be on the side of the people, while he secretly pursues his agenda, as a Politician.

Object to the 'REAPPOINMENT' with GOOD REASONS!

It is nice to know that many Nigerians have now found their voices and can freely comment. But I only wish they use their newly found voices wisely. I expect people to base their objections to Chief Anenih's REAPPOINTMENT on his 'crimes', as NPA chairman, over the last 4 years, and not his perceived crimes as Minister for Works, which was about 10 years ago, for which nobody has brought any complaint to the Police to prosecute him.

I'm not convinced age is a barrier to one's appointment into Chairmanship (a ceremonial position?) of a company or parastatal, when President Mugabe, the Queen of England and big business bosses, are older than the Chief.

I, however, object to his REAPPOINTMENT for different reasons. (1) Port 'rats' operate and steal goods wantonly. (2) The Fuel subsidy thieves used the ports. (3) The Port was used to import arms for terrorism. (4) Apprehended Vessels were allowed to sail, ETC.

Disgust !!!

To say that I am disgusted is to put it mildly. What on earth is Jonathan doing? After all that we have seen and known about Anenih? Armagedon!!! Just what is wrong with our so-called leaders? With all the young and intelligent young people in the polity? Obviously, Jonathan doesn't give a damn. How society will react to certain actions (and inactions) is never factored into the equation. This is certainly a sin against humanity and something tells me a day of reckoning is coming and will certainly catch up with perpetrators of evil.

Where is the N300b for roads approved by OBJ?

If President GEJ doesn't know, his aids should bring his attention to what OBJ said when Anenih was the Minister of Works. OBJ said he approved the release of N300b for road construction to Anenih but years later did not see any improvements on our roads. Mr President, if your fight against corruption is truly & sincerely genuine you should watch your back.

Borrowing the Nigerian lingo, 'Na today'?

When I had cause to check 3 years ago, last year and early this year, who the chairman of NPA was, I found out that THE SAME ANENI was the Chairman. I, therefore, do not get the hullabaloo about Chief Aneni being made Chairman of NPA, when it didn't happen today, or yesterday, or even last year. Chief Aneni was not appointed chairman of NPA recently, so why didn't Nigerians object before now? Why didn't Nigerians protest all this while? Was there some sort of AMNESIA cast over the country, and the penny has just suddenly dropped, or the veil suddenly lifted that we can now see clearly?

Nigerians are a funny lot, that have a proclivity for sensationalism. And in such petulance we don't even bother to check or confirm FACTS. Nobody objected last year, 2 years ago, or even 4 years ago, so why now? And what is Chief Aneni's 'crime' today, that wasn't there 3 or 4 years ago? Or have we just suddenly found our voices, which were gagged before?

One thing that keeps

One thing that keeps surprising me Is the statement Igbos are making with regards to a one united Nigeria.If an Igbo o other person feels he or they are no more comfortable staying in the North can relocate to your state.No one or body ever begged you to stay.You have a choice but t stay and abuse peoples sensibilities makes non sense of your anger.We will be happy as you leave.

Stop winning Nigerians, you deserve government you get!

I thought he was the shoeless lMesiah you want, you reused to vote for a honest Ribadu bcos he is Hausa.myou have not seen anything yet!!!

JONATHAN'S CORRUPT REGIME

What does anybody expect from Jonathan's regime and his band of THIEVES.PDP has robbed the nation dry; there is nothing good to look for in this government.
Take a look at Anenih from the Nigeria Police where he was initially dismissed before a former Head of State redeemed his dismissal to compulsory retirement to the present government,where he has been serving from 1999 till date.He as Minister of Works etc, stole all the allocations for Nigeria roads, nothing was done to him; today he is in charge of the NPA to finish what Bode George left over.Come 2015 if they last till then, they shall all come to judgement.

Anenih and his likes are

Anenih and his likes are seriously allergic to development. These are principalities and Apostle Paul spoke about in Ephisians6v12.

I dey Laugh oo

JONA DID IT TO SPITE BABA......HAHAHA JONA DON READY FOR FIGHT WITH OBJ ...HAHA I DEY LAUGH OOO ...WHO GO WIN ?

GEJ Met Our Expectations!

This appointment is exactly what is expected from President GEJ. President GEJ does not and shall never "give a damn" about the wishes and aspirations of the vast majority of Nigerians. He is not only irresponsible but stupidly groomed. Yet he continues to feign false humility. Lest we forget, he's already warming up for 2015 when uninformed Nigerians will, this time around, vote for PDP and not Jonathan.

Clueless Made The Appointment To Spite Obj ,,,

I am reliably informed that the appointment was GEJ way to insidiously show how spiteful of Obj he can be.

What a country!

BRING THEM ALL TO BOOK

Obama said it all when he visited Ghana after his election as President. When the head of Port Authority is corrupt nothing shall move forward in that country.
If Jonathan truly want to appoint someone from the Nigeria Delta to head the NPA , he should look for the young professionals in that field .
Anenih is a failure in all areas , what is he being rewarded for? Appointments in Nigeria are based on rewarding party faithfuls . Did Anenih win Edo state for PDP?

YOU PEOPLE VOTED JONATHAN

Why making the sad comments about President Jonathan choice of Anenih to head the NPA board? After all you people voted for him and even went into an unholy alliance with PDP all in an effort to supportX GEJ candidature. why do you now blame total failure of government for its inabilty to provide basic things like security of lives and properties, fighting curruption, unemployment etc

Osita's utterances is a mere waste of time...

I'm not in support of Anenih's appointment as the new boss of NPA, neither am I speaking against anyone who's not in favour of his new job, but it's a shame this is coming from Osita. His recent outburst concerning GEJ's administration should be a concern to all well meaning Ndigbo. We sure don't need the likes of him when we seccede from Yorubas one naija. One will expect a critic and a crusader just like he wants to portray himself to naijas, to do so without sentiments. He has failed to condemn Tinubu ACN despite all that is going on in the southwest region. We were all here when Fashola sacked doctors in lagos but heard nothing from CNPP. Recently, same Tinubu boy banned okada off the streets of lagos and we didn't hear a thing from the said CNPP crusaders. Boko have been murdering in thousands and Osita has been mute. No condemnation from him. Ndigbo should be mindful of the likes of osita. He should cover his face in shame. May God save Biafra from the enemies within.

I am puzzled, honestly

I am still puzzled by the appointment of Tony Anenih as chairman of NPA. Nigeria is under fire, GEJ is not the man we need, at all. If you agree or disagree with me, then lets discuss it at www.160bits.com

GEJ A TOOL FOR CORRUPT OFFICERS

I was totally dismayed on hearing that GEJ has appointed the most corrupt officer in nigeria to another juicy and lucrative post NPA. Well, I want to inform Mr. Jonathan that we the people that voted for you was a disgrace to our intelligent. Let us know how you can win again from the south that gave you the majority votes not because OBJ or Aninieh. A shame on you mr. president. Recycle of dooms; you are a disgrace mr. jonathan. you doesn't supposed to wear the shoe we gave you. you are very amature/unfit to it. A person that can not win election in his own ward you appointed to pacify the pacifications.

WAS ANENI FOUND GUILTY BY ANY

WAS ANENI FOUND GUILTY BY ANY LAW COURT-WHAT ABOUT BUHARI WHO WAS ALLEGED TO HAVE STOLEN 2.4B-IF BUHARI who could not give account of his stewardship in PTF and the oil industry can contest presidential elections what stops Aneni who said openly that OBJ did not give him 300b to fix our roads from being appionted into any office-in Nigeria-answers to all this lies in separation-Tinubu was taken to court over his certificate forgery plalaba is today head of ACN--Adams of edo state is also alleged to have forged his certs-yet they are still around in government and the private sector-let us split biko-instead of us being paid to recycle ideas from the waste bin of buhari and tinubu

GEJ A TOOL FOR CORRUPT RULERS/OFFICERS!!!

I was totally dismayed on hearing that GEJ has appointed the most corrupt officer in nigeria to another juicy and lucrative post NPA. Well, I want to inform Mr. Jonathan that we the people that voted for you was a disgrace to our intelligent. Let us know how you can win again from the south that gave you the majority votes not because OBJ or Aninieh. A shame on you mr. president. Recycle of dooms; you are a disgrace mr. jonathan. you doesn't supposed to wear the shoe we gave you. you are very amature/unfit to it. A person that can not win election in his own ward you appointed to pacify the pacifications.

SHOELESS AND CLUELESS

GEJ is appointing this guy cos he has no clue as to how things could be put right in Nigeria. Nigerians deserve quality leadership, which at present and for the foreseeable future, cannot and will not come from the shoeless one.

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