Wednesday, 13 June 2012
POWER ZIAKEDE AGIMIGHAN, A SILLENT ACHIVER IN IJAWLAND
written by: john idumange, edited by; BAYELSA NEW MEDIA TEAM
Executive Director, Finance and Administration of the NDDC is not appointed to serve narrow village or alma mater interest but the wider interest of the entire Niger Delta region as the custodian of the funds of the Commission. The Oronsaye Committee that was set up to examine the activities of the NDDC from 2007 to 2011 did not find any financial impropriety on the part of PZ. At a reception/thanksgiving service held in his honour at Warri on 18th November 2011 by the Izons of Delta State under the chairmanship of our National Leader, Chief Dr Edwin Kiagbodo Clark, OFR, CON, Senator James Manager, Chairman, Senate Committee on Niger Delta publicly declared that there was no indictment against PZ Aginighan in all the top management positions he held in the NDDC. This was widely reported.
One Perez Omun and His Barefaced Lies
The allegation made by Perez Omoun that ‘Ebi, Ayafeyai and Numutundeowei’ died while chasing water hyacinth job from PZ as Ag MD is one of the lies manufactured by Perez to present PZ in bad light before his people who have identified him as a worthy son. We challenge Perez to mention the towns his phantom water hyacinth contractors hail from. This allegation is reminiscent of a fake petition against PZ to the EFCC orchestrated by Perez Omoun in collaboration with a fake EFCC official while PZ was in office. It may interest members of the Forum to know that few days after Perez Omoun and the fake EFCC official visited PZ in a hospital bed in PH with the fake petition, his collaborator who also attempted to dupe former Bayelsa Deputy Governor Peremobowei Ebebi was arrested.
Pastor P.Z. Aginighan Is An Achiever
Pastor P.Z. Aginighan is an achiever in private and public life. A thousand lies manufactured by Perez Omoun against PZ cannot withstand the truth that PZ rendered patriotic service to Ijaw Nation while in the NDDC. PZ remains one of the most accessible Nigerians that have occupied public office. He was accessible to the high and low in the Niger Delta. PZ’s impact in NDDC can only be judged from various development projects embarked upon by the Commission in the Ijaw territory during his tenure. The 1st phase of the Bomadi-Tuomo-Tamigbe-Ojobo which linked Bomadi and Tuomo was commissioned when PZ was Ag EDFA. The 2nd phase of this road linking Tuomo and Tamigbe is in progress . Similarly, the 1st phase of the Gbaregolo-Gbekebor-Ogulagha Road which includes a major bridge across the Enekorogha Creek is also in progress. PZ as Ag MD/CEO made Emakalakala in Ogbia Local Government Area accessible within 5 days to make it possible for Chief Melford Okilo to buried . It is to the credit of PZ that the Agadagba Obon Arogbo Road project in Ondo State was awarded by the NDDC (although there were some hiccups in the take-off of the project}. What of the fast-tracking of completion of the major bridge across the Sagbama Creek at Bulou Orua in Bayelsa State. PZ fought for the inclusion of Udo-Ofunama-Ogbudugbudu-Ogbinbiri Road among the priority projects to be awarded by the NDDC to link Edo and Delta States.
PZ believes more in opening up the entire Ijaw land with a network of roads more than concentrating development in his own village or alma mater as that only satisfies Perez Omoun’s definition of a patriotic Izon man.
PZ has an image of a credible, modest, unassuming and forthright Nigerian. Only men of questionable character need image laundering. PZ certainly does not belong to this category of Nigerians. PZ is not lobbying anyone for any appointment in Nigeria. He has paid his dues and it is left for the President to either engage him for higher national service or leave him with his ecclesiastical duties in the vineyard of God.
In Izon land we respect our elders and leaders as this paves the way for our younger ones to respect us. But Perez has consistently used the INF to insult, malign and cast aspersion on the person of PZ by calling him several unprintable names even when the whole Izon Nation is full of appreciation for the services of this great patriot.