Posted by Charles lwuoha | 17 January 2020 | 746 times
Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, on Thursday, inaugurated 513 additional appointees drawn from the 171 political wards in the state, bringing the total number of appointees in the above category to one thousand.
Speaking during the inauguration held at the International Conference Centre, Abakaliki, Umahi urged the appointees to live no stone unturned in ensuring their assigned tasks are judiciously executed for the overall best interest of the state.
“Make up your mind to work. I expect our work will be made easier,” he said.
Umahi said the newly inaugurated appointees would be spread across the Ministries for oversight roles.
“Let the Ministry of Works engage them, let them supervise the total number of cement and monitor the casting process. As you are working, you are exercising your body,” the Governor said.
Earlier, the state’s Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General, Cletus Ofoke, said that Ebonyi has broken record as the state with the highest number of appointees, stressing the need for greater productivity in their areas of deployment.
News Express reports that after the 2019 election, Governor Umahi promised to run an all-inclusive government where all the political office holders would be drawn from the virtually all the communities and political wards in the state.
To fulfill that promise and eliminate crony appointees, with a view of reaching the main target, Umahi asked various stakeholders in the 171 political wards to nominate three persons for political appointment.
The nominees were inaugurated after intense screening to ensure no authentic nominees were shortchanged by some power hawks.
Meanwhile, the appointees pledged their unalloyed commitments towards the execution of the governor’s mandate.
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