“I don’t see this as politics, I see it as service to deliver what I can in service to Ndi Anambra. If that is politics, so be it.”
“Being a Woman makes all the difference because Women bring something different to the table. But it’s not just about gender but it’s about competence, it’s about integrity, transparency and being able to deliver.”
“A lot of people don’t understand what leadership is they take it to mean rulership. With leadership, you have to serve the people, you have to care about what borders them.”
“There has to be planning and there has to be strategy. There’s a lot of haphazardness in the present governance structure. Each community has peculiar needs some have erosion, some have issues of infrastructure so, governance must not be done haphazardly. We must address community challenges according to their needs. Government should not be spontaneous or reactionary, it must involve adequate planning.”
“It’s going to be participatory governance across board.”
“We are going to have regular Town Hall meetings to make government really participatory for our people. You have to mingle with the people otherwise you lose touch because we are serving the people and you can’t sit in government house and know what is happening in Eke Ekwulobia or Eke Nnewi. ”
“Leadership is about service and not a call to amass wealth. It’s about sacrifice.”
“PDP has presented an incredible ticket with two people who have the interest of Ndi Anambra at heart and that’s not a cliche, both of us are leaving our comfort zone to serve the people and get things right. We had the option of staying in our zone of comfort and ignoring the current failures of the State government but we know that at the end, this is our State and we must help rescue her. ”
“We are for equity, every community will get what they need. You can take that to the bank. No community will be left behind. ”
“When you have a strategy, when you have a plan, issues in our Education sector like schools insisting that Students purchase new textbooks even when they have inherited exactly the same textbook from their seniors will not arise. That doesn’t make sense to me. “
Mr. Obaze is the former Secretary to the State Government of Anambra State, Nigeria from 2012 to 2015 - MD & CEO, Oseloka H. Obaze. Mr. Obaze also served as a former United Nations official, from 1991-2012, and as a former member of the Nigerian Diplomatic Service, from 1982-1991.
Selonnes Consult Ltd. is a Strategic Policy, Good Governance and Management Consulting Firm, founded by Mr. Oseloka H. Obaze who served as Secretary to Anambra State Government from 2012-2015; a United Nations official from 1991-2012 and a Nigerian Foreign Service Officer from 1982-1991.