Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State has warned the newly sworn in commissioners in the state that their appointment is a call to service and not an invitation to “come and eat”. The governor issued the warning on Monday during the swearing in ceremony at the Sam Mbakwe Exco Chambers, Government House, Owerri.
Uzodimma explained that being called into the State Executive Council means an invitation to come and render selfless service, not to come and eat.
“It’s infantile assumption that appointment into public office is to come and eat. It is all about coming to work”.
The new Exco members were also advised to write their names in gold through impressive service delivery. Uzodimma disclosed that he took his time before deciding to appoint them because he wants to be surrounded by the best, stating that they need to understand the vision of his administration.
“You must understand the vision and mission of the Government you are serving. Our priority has always been to play Governance over politics. Your primary responsibility is service and Governance, and not politicking. Concentrate on working with me to share prosperity to our people. We have made appreciable progress in all sectors; Due process is now in place,” he said.
The new commissioners are Prof. EJC Duru (Environment), Dr. Prosper Ohayagha Success Obinna (Health), Prof. Sylvester Ifunanya Okorondu (Education), Dr. Anthony Christian Mgbeahuruike (Livestock), Barr. Kezie Ogaziechi (Land Survey), Barr. Rex Anunobi (Transport), Lady Dr. Love Ineh (Housing), Hon. Mrs. Ruby Emele (Local Government & Chieftaincy Affairs).
Others are; Mrs. Simon Ebegbulem (Commerce & Industry), Chief Dr. Okey Anukwuem. Special Duties, Chief Ford Ozumba (Labour /Productivity), Lady Ann Dozie (Power/Water Resources), Rt. Hon. Goodluck Opiah (Petroleum),Hon. Stanley C Obidiegwu (Special Projects), Dr. Ugorji Okechukwu Ugorji (Homeland Security/ Vigilante Affairs), Dr. Elias Emedom (Mines/ Solid Minerals),Dr. Berth Okorochukwu (Agriculture), Hajia Rabbi Ibrahim (Humanitarian Affairs).
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