Nienu tells ‘Insincere officers’ to pull up socks
KOHIMA, NOVEMBER 23
Minister for Roads & Bridges Kuzholuzo Nienu has said Nagaland is “lacking” because it does not have a ‘sincere workforce/working class.’ He said only a few “officers” are sincere and they are bringing ‘good’ to the state. Addressing the 11th general conference of the Pochury Gazetted Officers’ Forum (PGOF) held in Kohima on Saturday, the minister said many government officers from the Pochury community are amongst those that are ‘sincere and are excelling in the service of the state.’ He asserted that the Pochury officers whom he had worked with were ‘very hardworking and dedicated officers.’ He explained that the absence of a ‘sincere workforce, working class’ is responsible for Nagaland’s ‘lack.’ “When you produce officers continuously, that means there is something really good within the community,” he said. Nienu pointed out that though the Pochury community may be small, it is not the size of the tribe that counts, and rather it is it is their sincerity that speaks for the people. On this, the politician urged the officers not to be disheartened when their hard work goes un-noticed as he felt that their work speaks volumes for them. The minister also encouraged Nagas to rise above tribalism.
Parliamentary Secretary for Veterinary & Animal Husbandry Yitachu also attended the occasion as the guest of honor. He called for ‘upright, sincere and judicious leaders’ to lead the state. Nagas have to strive for unity ‘as division will not help them to progress.’ Yitachu also said forming new organizations to solve an issue will only create more divisions in the society.
The Pochury Gazetted Officers’ Forum has strength of over 100 gazette officers spread over 27 departments.