Chief of staff advocates fear of God in governance By Chinasa Ogbonna

The Chief of Staff to Imo State Governor, Prince Eze Madumere, MFR, has advocated the fear of God among leaders in order to achieve set goals.

According to him, the fear of God would compel leaders to apply the golden rule (do to others as you want them to do to you) in their leadership style.

Delivering a lecture at the recently-concluded 2012 Diocesan Synod of the Diocese Synod of the Diocese-On-the-Lake held at St Mary’s (Anglican) Church, Egbuoma, the Chief of Staff submitted that any government policy that does not have positive impact in the lives of the people and for the generations unborn is an unsound policy that must be rescinded.

Speaking on the theme; “The import/impact of sound decision-making in post-independence democratic governance of Nigeria: the case-study of the multifaceted achievements of the Rescue Mission in Imo State” Madumere described the Rescue Mission policy as well-thought-out which does not dwell on what he termed “propaganda and computer simulation” adding that such is deceptive and could lead to the constituents in the polity not to realize their full potentials.

He noted that the decision of some leaders “have changed our world either for good or bad” and warned all to be careful of the decisions they make even in their homes as policy statements could make or mar the society.

On Community Government Council (CGC), he said it was borne out of Governor Okorocha’s vision to return Imo State to its natural path of development through decentralization of power, better distribution of scarce resources, strategic food production through communal effort and mechanized farming and cultural re-orientation.

The lecturer described the Rescue Mission education policy as creating functional education that is environment-sensitive and capable of producing the needed manpower to oil “our industries”.