By Felix Ayanruoh Esq
Lies, fables and innuendos: In Response to Sahara Reporters Article – Re: Exclusive: Disquiet In Nigerian Education Agency, TETFUND Over Contracts Fraud, Procurement Racketeering, Others Under New Head, Sonny Echono
he recent fairy tale story as told in a recent article by Sahara Reporters New York published on July 20, 2022, to say the least, is wicked, mischievous, specious, and filled with smoke and mirrors, innuendos and intellectual sleight of hand. The objective is to tarnish the image of a good and dedicated civil servant who has worked tirelessly and meritoriously to serve his country for decades.
Let it be known that contrary to Sahara Reporters diatribe and blackmail by its unnamed and malicious sources, Mr. Echono is a testimonial of a dedicated and incorruptible public administrator that our dear nation deserves. He has not been investigated or questioned of his decades of service to our great nation.
He inspires governance and administration of all shades of government to action. And while inspiration alone isn’t enough to get the job done, it is a necessary ingredient to begin the hard work. His unwillingness to cross the line into the dark side of public administration has touched a fundamental place in the hearts of many who are eager to work with him and believe that public service is not entirely cynical.
Sahara Reporters’ suspicions sources oxymoronic reference of Mr. Echono’s service in the Ministry of Education and allegation of fraud in less than 4 months at TETFUND shows Its bias and unveiled who its sponsors are. However, it is imperative to state that Mr. Echono turned down an extension offered by the Federal Government as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, the supervisory Ministry of NECO referred to in the article.
It is instructive to note that Sony Echono is a true and dedicated civil servant – an epitome of what a public administrator should be. He has traverse public service and propelled successes from the administration of the likes of Akinwumi Adesina the former Minister of Agriculture, Oby Ezekwesili (Madam Due Process) and former Minister of Education among others.
Never allow the transitory evanescence demands of men to take precedence over eternal demand of the Almighty God.