Hit The Ground Running, Gov. Ihedioha Charges New Commissioners


…vows to rebuild the state, appeals for patience.

Governor of Imo State, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, has charged the newly sworn-in commissioners in the state to immediately hit the ground running, and shun any act of corrupt practices and partner with him to realize his campaign promises to the people.

The governor who gave this charge during the swearing-in ceremony of the commissioners held at the Ahiajoku Convention Centre, Owerri on Wednesday, also admonished them to be committed team players, patriotic and selfless in the discharge of their duties.

He disclosed that he has set up a governance delivery unit, which will set key performance indicators that will periodically measure and guide them.

Governor Ihedioha who decried the high level of infrastructural decay and evidences of maladministration inherited by his administration, appealed for continued patience, prayers and support of citizens, stressing that his administration is poised to, “addressing these misnomers”.

In his words, \”I charge you to key into our programmes as detailed, in not just our campaign manifesto but also our agenda as set by our transition technical committee as well as our pronouncements and actions since assuming office. I thus urge you to hit the ground running.

“You have therefore come on board to enrich the content of the \’rebuilders\’, as we march to an assured success”, adding that his administration is in a hurry to fix the state, stressing that he expects them to live up to the expectation”.

Responding on behalf of the other commissioners, Prof. Mrs. Viola Onwuliri (Education) lauded the governor for the choice of his appointments so far, noting, that his administration has shown serious commitment to repositioning the state.

She assured their determination to join the governor in his commitment, zeal and passion to rebuild the state, and promised to offer their individual and collective best.

Other commissioners and their portfolios include; Prof. Uche Uwaleke (Finance), Dr. Vin Udokwu (Health), Hon. Chuma Nnaji (Public Utilities), Mr. Meekam Mgbenwelu (Technology Development), Sir Bon Unachukwu (Lands, Survey and Physical Planning), Tony Okere (Environment) and Engr. Benjamin Ekwueme (Works).

Others are Chief Emma Nworgu (Agriculture and Natural Resources), Mr. John Okeahialam (Commerce, Industry and Entrepreneurship), Chief Mrs. Nkeiru Ibekwe (Gender and Vulnerable Groups Affairs), Reginald Ihebuzor (Budget and Economic Planning), Barr. Chijioke Nzekwe (Tourism, Creative Arts and Culture), Mr. Sly Enwerem (Transport), Mr. Okey Umez-Eronini (Youth and Social Development), Mr. Nicholas Anayo (Housing) and Barr. Felix Ebiliekwe (Information and Orientation).

Also, inaugurated at the event were; Barr. Chima Nwanna, (Deputy Chief of Staff, to the Governor), Hon Oliver Enwerenem, Special Adviser (Technical and Vocational Education) and Dr. Mrs. Uche Muoneke Special Adviser (Project Monitoring and Evaluation)

Chibuike Onyeukwu
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor

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