By Samuel Achike, Owerri
Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha has sworn in six permanent secretaries and members of the Judicial Service Commission. Also sworn-in were the new Commissioner for Information, Engr. Obinna Nshirim and Special Adviser on Security, Mr. Hillary Opara, a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police.
Members of the Judicial Service Commission were Barr. Teddy Akwari, Barr. Nelson Ezerioha, Barr. Iheukwumere Alaribe and Mr. Kelechi Iwueze, while the six new Permanent Secretaries include Dr. Irene Chima, Mrs. Pat Ekennia, Mr. Augustine Uzoigwe, Mrs. Rose Izuogu, Barr. Ifeanyi Nwobi and Mr. A.O. Amadi.
Meanwhile, the Imo Governor also sworn-in the son of the former Senate President, Mr. Evan Enwerem Jnr who as the Transition Committee Chairman of Ikeduru Local Government Area, alongside members of the State Civil Service Commission.
Addressing the new appointees, Governor Okorocha told them that the appointments were not for compensation but a result 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.
He enjoined them to think more about the interest and well-being of the state.
The Governor particularly charged the new Commissioner for Information to bridge the Communication gap between the people and the state government.
According to him, “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 upgoing challenges by quickly recruiting computer literate sons and daughters within the ages of 20-30 to reposition the civil service”.