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By NBF News
Listen to article A cleric, Apostle Eugene Ogu, has flayed the recent appointment of Chief Tony Anenih as the Chairman, Board of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), and described it as an insult to young intellectuals across the country.

Ogu, who is the founder of Abundant Life Evangel Mission (ALEM), based in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital describe Anenih as a father and an elder statesman who should be seen to be giving advice from the background.

Speaking at a special sermon to mark the end of 2012, he expressed dismay that such appointment by President Goodluck Jonathan was a sign of failure by the government of the day.

Ogu, who is the former Rivers State Chairman of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, wondered why Federal Government could not demonstrate the capacity that it could groom young and sincere people as future leaders.

According to Ogu, 'I don't see the reason why Mr. President appointed Tony Anenih as Chairman of the NPA Board. Anenih should be a father to all by now and should seat at the background and begin to give advice.

'His (Anenih's) appointment is an insult to the mentality of the many young Nigerian intellectuals and youths who have the capacity of modern day ways of handling things. Anenih is an elderly man. He should be left to rest.

'They (Government) should show that it has the capacity to bring up sons and daughters for positions of trust. For them (likes of Anenih) to be there, is a sign of complete failure of Government; that they have no product, they have nobody they have brought up to become leaders.

'At this age, Mr President is still recycling the old people. It shows that he (Jonathan) has lost sensitivity to the present day challenges of Nigeria,' Ogu noted.

On Jonathan's recent remark that he will do better this year, the cleric said, 'There is no point for Mr President to say he will do better in 2013. You don't say it, you act it.

Appointing Anenih as Chairman of NPA does not show that he (Jonathan) will do better.'

Apostle Ogu, therefore warned Governments at all levels to be careful, pointing out that 'If they provoke

Nigerian masses to rise up in protest, they (Government) won't contain the outcome.'