A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and erstwhile National Publicity Secretary of the defunct New People’s Democratic Party (NPDP), Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has congratulated the immediate past Minister of Transportation, Rt Hon.Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, as he becomes a graduate of Law.
In a statement sent to CEOAFRICA on Saturday, September 10th, 2022 Eze, while felicitating with him on his achievement, said that Amaechi becoming a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court would be an interesting thing for the nation.
Describing him as a workaholic, the APC chieftain noted that while the former Rivers state governor was attending law classes, he worked so hard, such that he earned himself the Best Minister under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said, “While serving as governor, overseeing a critical state like Rivers, Amaechi enrolled to study Law; in most of the weekends, he would be in the UK, in pursuit of this lofty dream. When the workload became too much for him he abandoned the UK school and enrolled into the prestigious Baze University, Abuja, to continue the pursuit.”
“His passion for the legal profession is unquantifiable and enrolling in the field has been one of his biggest dreams; so, despite the challenges, he assured and reassured himself that he must bring home the crown, and to the pride of all, he has done exactly that.”
“It is unimaginable how he managed his studies with his very busy schedules as a member of the Federal Executive Council the Minister of Transportation attending the Council’s meetings, ensuring that all files before him were critically scrutinised, supervising all projects under his watch and ensuring strict compliance to specification by contractors handling projects under his ministry.”
“Furthermore, while attending law classes, he worked so hard that he earned himself the Best Minister under this dispensation and the true Face of the President Buhari’s Administration. In fact, his feats, both as a governor of Rivers state and minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, are legendary and stand as a mystery.”
“His commitment to any task presented before him is totally incomparable; thus, describing him as a workaholic is just because we are yet to find an appropriate adjectival phrase suitable enough to describe this enigma, whose public persona is that of a strong, determined leader and role model.”
“The few weeks I decided to observe this machine in human form, I observed that during his days as a student of Law, he would normally start his day by 4am,waking up to attend to files; this he would do till 7am, when he would be in his office. He would arrive his office before any other staff of his ministry and by 8am to 10am he would be presiding over one meeting or the other; by 10.30am he was already off to school and would be through by 5pm, then back to his ministry to attend to other issues till 11pm, when he would retire to his residence to attend to associates that may have gathered from many states.”
“Amaechi has very little or no time for sleep as he goes to bed by 12.30am and, most times, wakes up at 3am to commence activities for the next day.”
“It was terrible working with this man, the few weeks I stayed, I was rushed to a hospital and I told him that I was not sure if I would ever be back to Abuja for any reason. I sincerely pity most of his aides because it baffles me how they survive. I think how they manage to survive is another study for another day.”
Chief Eze said that it gladdens his heart and that of members of his family to understand that the former Rivers’ governor has finally graduated as a lawyer and will soon become a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court upon his enrollment and completion of the mandatory one-year post-graduate programme at the Nigerian Law School, when his dream will materialise to the fullest.
Eze was in the News few days ago, when he responded to the claim of Governor NyesomWike of Rivers state, about destroying the structures of the ruling party, APC, in the state;he described such claim as a mere hallucination.