By Joseph Aniemeka Nwachukwu
Imolites profoundly acknowledge your insightful political voyage as aptly hypothesized by the Anglo-Irish author, essayist and poet, ‘ Jonathan swift, that “Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible C to others.
Chief Cosmas Nkemjika Iwu, Secretary to the Imo State Government is brave at heart and large in vision. He has the fortitude which is also evident in his principal, Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma to stand when times get tough and when doubt becomes as thick as fog. He forges ahead while others succumb to fear. He stands alone when others are tired.
“Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else through hard work”- Vince Lombardi.
Chief Cosmas Iwu (SSGI) has played a pivotal, leading and critical roles, not only in public service, politics but in also the economic development, youth empowerment, and a legacy impactful creativity.
Chief Cosmas Nkemjika Iwu, Ugochinyere SSGI is in the mold of Socrates, Aristotle, Plato, and other critical thinkers like, Kenneth Waltz, Richard Rosecrance, Johan Galtung, Martin Wight, and Ernest Geller. Chief Cosmas Iwu’s ideas are Saliently legendary, full of uncommon orthodoxy, transcendental and an inspirational icon.
Historically, when France needed to get out of political quagmire, it tapped Charles De Gaulle. When America needed solid political leadership, it called on Eisenhower; Imo State needs fixing and the man for the job is Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma.
And when the time came to reshape Imo State Governor Hope Uzodimma took the lead among eminent Political fighters, to translate into concrete reality the victory of the party achieved with most faithful allies, men and women of high caliber who never looked behind when the going became-tough.
Chief Cosmas Iwu excels in the wee hours and engages his mind on Imo State problems in search of solutions. He stands firm when he makes the necessary decisions, not minding how he would be perceived. Chief Iwu and his allies had refused to join the doubters and held on to the belief that it was possible. Indeed, Chief Cosmas Nkemjika Iwu is truly an architect of modern Imo State.
Unarguably, Qovernor Hope Uzodimma has scrupulously ushered Imo State into the meeting hall of democratic nations Governor Uzodimma’s first term is almost entirely devoted to completing and initiating impactful and gigantic projects in line with the state’s master plan, His fidelity in planning and project execution successes were significant enough to earn him a second term.
But Cosmas Nkemjika Iwu, (UGO CHINYERE) like a colossus, looms large with his enviable personality across the state and beyond to the extent that he has remained politically viable and marketable. Like the iroko tree, he stands tall and sturdy to the glory of Almighty God. Courage has been the hallmark or benchmark of his life. He is endowed with a curious intellect beyond the imagination of some people. His powerful ideas remain- unassailable. So is his capacity for overcoming intractable obstacles. From childhood, he has endured the vicissitudes of a challenging upbringing, nurtured by God who has graciously ordered his steps,
Like his principal Governor Hope Uzodimma, he understands the nuances or intricacies of politics, as well as the value and utility of power, which, jn his view, is not served on a plater of gold.
Chief Cosmas NKemjika Iwu has been variously described as a seasoned administrator, a first class mobilizer, an organizer, a strategist, a powerful tactician, the tested, trusted and dependable administrator.
In recognition of his exemplary lifestyle of service, he has received several honours – Awards, accolades, encomiums, and eulogies. Cosmas Iwu’s remarkable journey and the monumental accomplishments bear eloquent testimony to his exceptional nature as an individual and a perfect match of the Secretary to the State Government.
“A Hero is judged by his or her performance and by the positive impacts achieved” says “Prof. “Ali Mazrui.
Mr. Lee Kuan YeW, the first prime Minister of Singapore said, “A nation is great not by its size alone. It is the will, the cohesion, the stamina, the discipline of its people and quality of their leaders which ensure its honourable place in history”.
Succinctly put, every human endeavour requires a unifying and driving force for success and that driving force is ultimately traced to good leadership.
“Denn’s Prager may be speaking about an altruistic and adroit administrator, Chief Cosmas Iwu when he said that, “goodness is about character, iptegrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the likes; more than anything else, it is about how we treat other people”.
Imo state deserves a purposeful, innovative, decisive, determined, dependable and progressive leadership, which Chief Cosmas Iwu epitomizes.
Joseph Aniemeka Nwachukwu, Public Affairs Analyst