The Enugu State Commissioner for Lands and Urban Development, Dr Victor Nnam on Friday, resigned his appointment with the state government.
Nnam, who was appointed by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi in 2019, said he resigned his appointment as because his proposal to reform land administration in the state was turned down without any reason.
The commissioner, in his resignation letter dated October 29, 2021, which he personally signed, however, thanked Governor Ugwuanyi for giving him the opportunity to serve the people of Enugu.
In the resignation letter titled, ‘Letter of resignation of my appointment as the Commissioner for Land and Urban Development, Enugu State,’ Nnam also cited the recent removal of the professional heads of department under him as part of the reasons for his resignation.
“I immediately proposed for the establishment of a GIS land administration system to enable the ministry stamp out land grabbers and create investors’ confidence in our land system. The proposal was rejected without explanation till date.
“However, the reason for my resignation is the recent removal of the professional heads of department under me on punitive ground for simply doing their jobs diligently. My conscience will no longer allow me to continue to serve your administrataion while those innocent professional senior civil servants are punished for doing the right thing.
It was, however, gathered that his resignation stemmed from the ongoing faceoff between him and the House of Assembly over alleged land racketeering and other forms of corruption in the ministry.