Onyeka Onwenu has opened up about her travails as the DG of NCWD. Photo: Filed
Veteran music star, Onyeka Onwenu has reacted to her sack as the Director-General of the National Centre for Women Development by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a release by the legendary musician and actress, she reveals the treatment she got from some of her staff allegedly simply because she was an ‘Igbo woman’. She also denied threatening to sue President Buhari over her sack.
See her full piece below…
When the call came on Sept 13 2013, to serve the Nigerian people as DG National Center For Women Development, I took it as a call from God and I answered in the affirmative.
I served for 2 years and five months and did my best under very difficult conditions. We hardly had money to operate and the place was badly run down. Worst, there was low moral and lack of commitment among the Staff. Most spent the day loitering and gossiping. Many would not show up for work or arrive 11 am, only to leave before 3 pm. Some were absent for months and we’re just collecting their salary at home.
My administration changed all that. Most Staff were turned around and became passionate about the work, appreciating also the changes they thought were not possible but were happening right before them.
There remained though, a remnant who felt that the Center was their personal preserve and that the position of Director General should only go to someone from their part of the country. I was initially dismissed as just a Musician. When that did not work, I was targeted and abused for being an Igbo woman who came to give jobs to and elevate my people while sidelining them. When these detractors could not provide answers to the …Read More
Source:: The NET