The most beloved of all Director Generals in Nigeria and the epitome of a public servant, Dr Joe Abah, has stepped down as the DG of BPSR (Bureau of Public Service Reforms) and Twitter NG is sad to see him go.
Like his ancestors before him, Dr Joe Abah is a gifted story teller. He used this talent to great effect in engaging folks- cantankerous and even tempered, overlords and subjects, altogether on Twitter. Dr Joe Abah wasn’t merely talk, as we know most of our politicians and civil servants to be. He achieved a considerable number of reforms such that at the mention of his name, institutions shivered.
My term as DG BPSR is over. “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” To God be the glory!
Having been capped “Waziri Reform” by @bpsr_ng staff, I am handing over to the most senior Director, Mr D.I. Arabi, pending a new DG BPSR.
TwitterNG was so in awe of the Public servant par excellence, they caused him to trend on Twitter. See below:
So it’s true? @DrJoeAbah is actually leaving? I actually ignored this all this whole becos I was so sure our “DG of everything” will never
Be allowed to leave. Though he mentioned it many many times to me even just yesterday I dismissed it expecting to hear some announcement
To @DrJoeAbah: One good turn…. deserves a break. Enjoy it. U earned it. Thank u for showing what’s possible…
Lives touched. Lessons dispensed
@DrJoeAbah you made it clear that one can be a leader and still relate with the people. Your top-down approach to leadership is superb
Well, you’ve taught a vast of us how to treat anything committed to our hands, you have taught us diligence, you’ve taught us how to live
You showed us how beautiful how society can be, you showed us how we can make things work, you showed us how to be ourselves even in offices
You set the pace. As a citizen, you engaged with passion. Even in disagreements, you were graceful. I can only wish you stay on but i know/
Dear @DrJoeAbah ,
Simply put, you’re everything I want in a mentor.
If I successfully become Dr. Ade of Nigeria, it’s you!#ThanksDrJoe
These mighty big shoes
You leave colossal shoes to fill @DrJoeAbah – you can be so proud of all that you have achieved.https://twitter.com/drjoeabah/
The new DG will need to pray very well before taking that seat, and will also need to scrutinize the first file very well before signing!!
I understand that you must leave your position as DG, BPSR @DrJoeAbah but pls don’t leave as DG of Everything. Continue your great job sir
I will love that you educate and constantly mentor your successor in achieving greater feats because your legacy must continue as a culture
Finding it hard to bid @DrJoeAbah farewell because it’s tough coming to terms with but we need our great institutions to outlast great men
The praise singing begins
He is different thgs to different people. To some, he is just a lawyer, a public servant, a reformist. To others, he’s Ezemmuo. #ThanksDrJoe
Call him Evil Spirit and you won’t be far off or DJ MC Joe and he will respond with a cool old and new school rap. #ThanksDrJoe
Call him the king of baby boys and you will get a high five. Dr Joe is such an enigma that you can’t but engage him. #ThanksDrJoe
Congratulations @DrJoeAbah u did it against all odds. Keep making us proud.Amenu celebrates u!Ebonyi celebrates you too.Ezemuo unadulterated
The heart of a man like @DrJoeAbah … rare to find. The wit, the will, the wisdom… Ezemmuo himself! Ebeano stand up!!!!!
One and only Dr Aristo,Evil spirit General,Father of the homies,Life patron of Sub republic.Congrats Sir may almighty be with you
Nwokorobia Agu, the gentle lion that kills two at a time; the polynymous full-options Ezemmuo, I wish you showers and sunshine. Regards pic.twitter.com/344qvw7SEq
@DrJoeAbah. Ezenmuo. Ogene Ebeano. Chief Evil Spirit. Dr. Aristo. DG of Everything. Coolest Uncu on Twitter. God bless you Sir. THANK YOU.
@DrJoeAbah Congrats Bro Joe.Proud of you.No more taking pay cuts and late salaries. Mama can finally relax that no “Juju” will harm you
Best wishes to @DrJoeAbah. Wishing you best in your next plans. We believe there will another intersection with our work soon.
“See a man diligent in his work, he will stand before Kings and not obscure men”. Dr Joe fulfilled this scripture. #ThanksDrJoe
@DrJoeAbah your ability to blend you lr work with the happenings in the social-political world shows your indept knowledge of gd governnance
You are destined for better and greater things. Thank you for touching the lives of young people who hitherto saw nothing good in Nigeria.
@DrJoeAbah Thank you sir. You made me proud of our Civil Service. You showed the beautiful side of us.
@DrJoeAbah Each day I pray 2 God 2 give m privilege to work closely under someone lik u.Ur leadership and communication skill is out of here
We don’t agree often, but I admire your zeal, sir. Best wishes in your future endeavour.
@DrJoeAbah you served your country with integrity, discipline, honesty and diligence. Your actions spoke volumes within and without. Thank u
I pray the results of your work endure.
We often carry on in our little corners without minding how we could be influencing others.
In a country rife with inter-ethnic suspicions, he mostly dressed Hausa, tweeted in fluent Yoruba yet his Igbo shone through #ThanksDrJoe
Thank you @DrJoeAbah, DG of Everything for, well, Everything that you did as DG of Everything. This is not goodbye. Have a nice vacation.
It will be selfish of me to ask you to remain as DG of BPSR @DrJoeAbah I wish you well in future endeavors. It’s a brighter life ahead
And that’s the way to live a life.