Okorocha swears-in new Information Commissioner, Adviser, Perm Secs., others
Posted by News Express | 27 October 2016 | 3,272 times
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State on Thursday swore-in Obinna Nshirim as new Commissioner for Information to replace Dr Vitalis Ajumbe, who was sacked last month.
The governor also swore in Hillary Opara, Retired Deputy Inspector General of Police, as Special Adviser on Security, as well as members of the Judicial Service Commission, including Teddy Akwari, Nelson Ezerioha, Iheukwumere Alaribe and Kelechi Iwueze. Also, six new Permanent Secretaries were sworn in. They are: Dr. Irene Chima, Mrs. Pat Ekennia, Augustine Uzoigwe, Mrs. Rose Izuogu, Ifeanyi Nwobi and A.O. Amadi.
Meanwhile, a son of former Governor the state and ex-President of the Senate, Mr. Evan Enwerem Jnr., was also sworn-in as the Transition Committee Chairman of Ikeduru Local Government.
Addressing the new appointees, Okorocha told them that their appointments were not for compensation, but because of the anticipation of their capacity to do the job for which they have been appointed.
The governor charged them to live up to expectation and shun corruption and selfishness in the discharge of their duties and think more about the interest and well-being of the state. He advised the new Commissioner for Information to bridge the Communication gap between the people and the state government.
He said: “To the Chairman and members of the Imo State Civil Service Commission,your duty now is to recruit over 3000 Imo sons and daughters who must be computer literate to serve in our various ministries and government agencies. Our Civil Service is getting out of fashion and old, hence there is need for replacement. It is unfortunate that 99% of the work force is not computer literate. We have to be ready for the up going challenges by quickly recruiting computer literate sons and daughters within the ages of 20-30 to reposition the civil service.”
He continued: “To the Chairman of Ikeduru Local Government, Mr. Enwerem, your appointment is to ensure that the families of leaders and worthy men who have served the state at one point or the other, whether dead or alive are not forgotten. Enwerem might be dead but today through the appointment of his son, Enwerem is alive, often times in our country, we forget the families of those our past leaders who served us at one point or the other, but today in Imo State we are singing a new song, we will continue with appointments like this, rewarding families, sons and daughters of our past leaders who served Imo people meritoriously and don’t be surprised that sometime in the future, we will appoint sons and daughters of former governors Achike Udenwa and Ikedi Ohakim.” (Independent)