The Enugu State Commissioner for Lands and Urban Development, Victor Chukwuma Nnam, has resigned.
Nnam, a surveyor, cited removal of professional heads of department under his ministry on punitive grounds, as the reason for his resignation.
In a letter titled ‘Letter of resignation of my appointment as the Commissioner for Land and Urban Development, Enugu State’, and addressed to the governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, on October 29, 2021, the erstwhile commissioner alleged that the removed heads were sacked for ‘simply doing their jobs diligently’.
The letter reads in part: “When you appointed me the commissioner for lands and urban development, Enugu State, in 2019, I accepted the appointment with hope that I was going to be allowed to bring on board world best practice in land administration. I immediately proposed for establishment of GIS land administration system to enable the ministry stamp out land grabbers and create investors’ confidence in our land system. The proposal was rejected without explanation till date”.
Nnam said his conscience will no longer allow him to continue to serve Ugwuanyi’s administration while “those innocent professional senior servants are punished for doing the right thing”.
“I hereby resign my appointment as the Commissioner for Lands and Urban Development, Enugu State, with effect from today, Friday 29th of October, 2021, and submit the black SUV with plate number: 1ENSG 5712 to your office,” Nnam added.
He appreciated the Enugu State Governor for the opportunity to serve the people of Enugu State.